Lynx Finish Non-Conference Schedule Strong
Belleville, Ill. – The Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx Lacrosse team finished up their non-conference schedule this past weekend with wins over Ferris State University and Aquinas College.
In the first game against the Bulldogs of Ferris State, the Lynx jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter and a 12-1 lead at the half. In the second half the Lynx didn’t take their foot off the gas scoring 13 more goals and winning by a score of 25-1.
Cody Trella led the Lynx with seven goals and three assists. Cody Johnson scored eight goals on ten shots and added an assist. This is the second time this season that Johnson has scored eight plus goals in a game.
Aaron Roybal scored three goals and added three assists to pix up six points on the day. Bobby Lacker and Luke Henke both contributed two goals apiece. Freshman goalie Andrew Kunkemueller picked up the win in goal and totaled five saves on the game.
In the second game of the weekend the Lynx took on the Aquinas College Saints. The Lynx jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the first quarter and would add four more goals in the second.
In the second half the Lynx would get out shot by the Saints 29-8, but the Saints would only score one goal in third and the fourth. Freshman goalie Dylan Whittingham would come up big in goal totaling 20 saves on the day.
It was Trella once again leading the way for the Lynx picking up seven points including two goals and five assists. Johnson would add four goals and Robert Lacker would add three goals and an assist. This marks the seventh game this season that Johnson has scored three plus goals in a game.
With the wins the Lynx move to 7-1 on the season, their only loss coming to #3 ranked St. Johns. Head Coach Dan Mertzlufft is proud of what his team has accomplished so far this season.
“I can’t say enough good things about these young men,” said Mertzlufft. “We finished our non-conference schedule with a 7-1 record – that says a lot considering we have ten freshmen on our roster of 15.”
The final four games of the season for the Lynx are conference games and Mertzlufft likes the position his team is in.
“It’s a great sign to see these guys peaking at the right time and our best lacrosse is still to come,” said Mertzlufft. “We have four really tough conference games ahead of us, and I don’t think anyone in our conference sees us as the underdog anymore.”
The Lynx open conference play when they host St. Louis University this Saturday, game time is set for 2 p.m.