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    Laxcats pounce on Simon Fraser

    Sophomore attackman Christian Burrows fights for the ball in an attempt to score last night against Simon Fraser sophomore goalie Aaron Pascas. Arizona won the match 18-11, gaining its second victory of the season in as many games.
    Sophomore attackman Christian Burrows fights for the ball in an attempt to score last night against Simon Fraser sophomore goalie Aaron Pascas. Arizona won the match 18-11, gaining its second victory of the season in as many games.

    The Arizona men’s club lacrosse team continued its season last night with a promising 18-11 win over Simon Fraser at Murphey Field at Lohse Stadium.

    The Laxcats started the game by scoring three straight goals, but in the second quarter Simon Fraser stormed back to regain the lead.

    “”The breakdown was basically lack of discipline,”” senior midfielder Steve Luna said. “”We just need to keep our heads cool. The fact that we are very disciplined was the reason we were able to come back and that we have a lot more heart.””

    Although the win was big, Arizona head coach Kenny Broschart said he thought the Laxcats could have executed much better.

    “”I think we were 10 times better than this team that we showed,”” Broschart said. “”We have to get more discipline.””

    The Laxcats had way too many penalties, Broschart said.

    “”We were able to stay in the game because their defense was atrocious – we could have scored all night.””

    Even though Simon Fraser scored 11 goals, the goalies played exceptionally well, Broschart said. The penalty problem made it tough because the Laxcats were outnumbered on defense.

    “”Being in the goal was tough today,”” senior goalie Charles Salemi said. “”We were a man down a lot, but our offense definitely carried us today.””

    Said Broschart: “”We kind of threw them to the wolves. All of the penalties hurt our defense because we were outnumbered.””

    Freshman goalie Jared Robins also got some playing time in the first half due to a missed practice by Salemi.

    Freshman attackman Curtis Fillmore stepped up, Broschart said. Junior defensive midfielder Scott Rickert also had a big game.

    “”Our defense wasn’t all there tonight,”” Broschart said. “”We need to step up next week or the next game is going to be a loss.””

    The defense committed at least five minutes of penalties in the second quarter, but bounced back in the second half by only allowing three goals, senior defensive captain Carson Parmelee said.

    Next week the Laxcats play at No. 3 Brigham Young.

    “”We need to work on our discipline,”” Broschart said. “”I think that if we fix our mistakes, then we will be in pretty good shape for our next game.””

    Salemi said this win really helps the team’s confidence.

    “”This team definitely plays on emotion and getting the win tonight will hopefully carry us into the next game,”” he said.

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