U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - Air Force registered a season-high nine goals in the 15-9 loss to Boston U in non-conference lacrosse action at home. Sophomore attackman Matthew Schwartz registered his first hat trick of the season in third period. The Falcons fall to 1-4 on the season.
Air Force sophomore attacker Chet Dunstan made the first strike of the game in an unassisted attack on the Terriers' cage. The goal was Dunstan's first of the season. Boston U responded with three-straight goals in the ensuing three minutes. Junior Cameron Carter rebutted with his first goal of the season at the 6:34 mark. Schwartz followed up with the equalizer with 4:28 left in the first period.
The Terriers outscored Air Force, 3-1, in second period. Schwartz notched his second goal of the game at the 9:34 mark in a man-up opportunity.
The third period was reminiscent of the second, with Boston U outscoring Air Force, 5-2. Trent Harper, who went .500 at the face off X in the first period, assisted Schwartz in his hat trick goal at the 12:35 mark. Team captain Nick Hruby added his first goal of the game, ninth of the season, via Trey Lervick's assist with 2:49 remaining in the third period. The Terriers held the lead, 11-6, going into the fourth period.
The Falcons and Terriers split the fourth quarter with three goals apiece. Hruby notched his second goal of the game at 10:37. After three more Terrier goals, Jeremiah Hemme tallied one of his own with the long pole. With 17-seconds remaining, Hruby found Schwartz open for his fourth goal. The goal marked a career-high performance for Schwartz.
At the final whistle, Air Force took 28 shots with 20 coming on the Terriers' frame. Schwartz led the team with six shots while Hruby had the second-most with five. Harper remains unbeaten at the face off X, going 16-27 (.593) on the day. Harper also led the team with four ground balls.
The Falcons are lined up for a pair of non-conference games on the road against Michigan and Detroit Mercy, Mar. 9 and 11, respectively. The Falcons will be meeting the Wolverines and Titans for the fourth time apiece; Air Force remains unbeaten in both series, 3-0.