Urso Sets New Points Record in Men’s Lacrosse Defeat to No. 8 Belmont Abbey

Urso Sets New Points Record in Men’s Lacrosse Defeat to No. 8 Belmont Abbey

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's men's lacrosse team fell in a rain-soaked non-conference game to eighth-ranked Belmont Abbey 15-10 at home on Tuesday evening. Mikey Urso became the new points leader for the program, tallying five points, while Conor Vaughan poured in his first career hat-trick and Greg Morissette tallied his 100th career ground ball.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 8 Belmont Abbey 15, Lynn 10
Records: Belmont Abbey (8-1), Lynn (3-3, 0-1 SSC)
Location: Bobby Campbell Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Urso totaled a team-high five points, netting two goals and adding three assists.
  • Vaughan's three goals are a career-high for the senior who now has seven for the season.
  • Starter Caleb Wells scored twice on two shots.
  • Xander Cosenza notched a goal and an assist on a team-high seven shots, adding a ground ball.
  • Jared Chaloux and Nick McCabe each chipped in one goal.
  • Dryden Brous continues to prove himself as a premier faceoff guy in Division II, going 22-for-28 at the 'X' with a game-high 13 ground balls.
  • Belmont Abbey's goalie Bryce Gifford was excellent between the pipes, stopping 11 of Lynn's 21 shots on goal.
  • On the flip side, the Crusaders scored on 15-of-16 shots-on-goal.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Belmont Abbey controlled both the second and fourth quarters, outscoring the Fighting Knights a combined 9-2.
  • Urso is now the all-time points record-holder for Lynn men's lacrosse with 144 career points, passing Austin Jerhoff (141).
  • Morissette becomes the first non-faceoff-specialist to record 100 career ground balls. He ranks third all-time in program history. 
  • Brous' 22 faceoff wins match his highest-total of 2019 and are one shy of the program record (23) set by him last season against Florida Southern on March 31.
  • The Fighting Knights move 1-1 in games with top-10 programs in 2019, downing No. 7 NYIT 19-5 on Feb. 17 before tonight's 15-10 defeat.
  • Belmont Abbey came into the matchup ranked eighth in the USILA poll, having defeated four top-20 teams thus far in 2019.

UP NEXT: 
Lynn continues its hosting of nonconference matchups this week, taking on St. Michael's at Bobby Campbell Stadium on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m.