Lacrosse Heads East for Battle Against Delaware
March 18, 2004
The Air Force men's lacrosse team is hoping to snap a two-game losing streak on Saturday (March 20) when they take on Delaware in non-conference action. The Falcons are ranked 18th in the nation and are looking to climb in the polls with a victory.
"This is a big game for us," head coach Fred Acee said. "It's always tough to win on the road, but we need to play like we are capable of playing. We need to prove that we deserve to be nationally ranked."
Air Force is 2-2 overall. After two impressive wins to open the season, they have lost their last two. They lost in overtime to Army in game three and most recently, they lost to No. 9 North Carolina 10-9. They held a two-goal lead in the fourth quarter of both games, but couldn't hold the lead.
Freshman William Meister leads the team in scoring with 10 points. He has five goals and five assists in the four games. Senior Greg Dangler, who has led the team in scoring for each of the past two seasons, has nine points on three goals and six assists. Three players have seven points each, including freshman Justin Kuchta, who leads the team with seven goals.
Delaware is 5-2 on the season. Their most recent loss was a 10-5 defeat to No. 6 Georgetown. Senior Matt Alrich is the team's leading goal scorer. He has 17 goals in seven games, the highest total in the Colonial Athletic Association.