Mustangs Keep Rolling in Blowout
Western Mustangs Men's LacrosseGreg Bowman
The Western Mustangs men’s lacrosse team has enjoyed some impressive success to start off their 2018-19 campaign, winning their first five games of the season. They welcomed the Laurier Golden Hawks to Mustang Field on Wednesday evening who were 3-3 coming in, and desperate for a win.
Things did not go well for Laurier from the start.
Five minutes into the contest, Tristan Simeoni would get Western’s first goal of the game. That would be the first of seven goals that the purple and white would score in the opening quarter. After the first 20 minutes, the Mustangs led 7-0, with Simeoni recording two of the goals.
After Western picked up their 8th goal of the game, Laurier would finally find the back of the net five minutes into the second quarter. The Golden Hawks would score two more times in the second quarter, but it was no match for Western’s offence who put up 12 total goals in the opening half to lead 12-3.
As the rain started to drizzle, the Mustangs’ offence continued to pour onto the Golden Hawks, as Cody Ward, Mack Burns, and Michael Moriyama all scored in the third quarter to further extend Western’s lead to 15-5 after three.
Western proceeded to empty their bench in the fourth quarter, which didn’t stop their high-powered offence. The Mustangs would score five more unanswered goals, holding Laurier off the board until there was under two minutes to play. Western would top the Laurier Golden Hawks 21-6 when it was all said and done.
Tristan Simeoni would finish the game with four goals and an assist, earning the team’s game ball for his effort. Cody Ward continued his hot play for the purple and white, also recording four goals and a helper. Ward has now scored 13 goals over his last four games, leading the Mustangs in that category.
The Mustangs have a busy reading week, as this was their first of three games on the fall break. They will be back in action on Friday when they host the Toronto Varsity Blues at Alumni Field at 8pm.