The McMaster Marauders were looking for redemption on Sunday (Sept. 15), two nights after a crushing loss to the Western Mustangs in London. They found the bounce-back effort they were looking for at Alumni Field, fighting from behind to secure a 9-8 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs in Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association play.
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The Marauders overcame some early mistakes and unforced turnovers in order to come out with a one-goal win over the Voyageurs in a penalty-filled matchup. McMaster opened the scoring when Laurentian threw an errant pass into their own net and Cameron Rose (Mississauga) received credit for the goal. Justin Beatty (Mississauga) scored his first varsity goal to put the Marauders into the lead at the end of the first quarter.
McMaster led for the majority of the first half, until Laurentian’s Bob Pollock scored consecutive goals to end the half with the Voyageurs up 5-4. Laurentian would retake the lead for a final time in the fourth, before Beatty found the net once again to level the score at 8-8. Jamie Batten (Halton Hills) would score the final goal of the contest, giving the Marauders the win.
Beatty led the Marauder offence with three goals, while Carter Williams (Scottsdale, AZ) scored two goals and had two assists. Kyle Lindsay (Oshawa) added a goal and two assists, and Ryan Adams (Oakville) and Batten netted a goal apiece.
Once again, Max Yavitt (Ithaca, NY) was very strong between the pipes for the home squad, making 14 stops on 22 shots.
The Marauder’s next game will take place at home on Alumni Field on Friday (Sept. 20), when the Marauders (2-1) rematch the Western Mustangs (2-1) at 7 p.m. By virtue of their win over Mac, Western holds down third place while the Marauders are in fourth place. With the loss, Laurentian is winless in three outings