LAX Set For Playoffs Against Husson
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 21:04
Lyndon State College Lacrosse now knows its first-round playoff opponent.
The Hornets will enter the North Atlantic Conference playoffs as the number-five seed, meaning that the team will take on number-three seed Husson in the NAC Quarterfinal.
Senior attacker Ryan Brown has a positive review of the team’s first game against Husson, even though the Hornets were blanked.
“Our first game against Husson we did really well,” Brown said. “We possessed the ball, slowed the game way down. It was an 11-0 score, but that didn’t dictate the play of the game at all.”
Any possible momentum for the upcoming rematch against Husson is mixed at best for the Hornets, who went 1-1 in NAC games this past week. The team started off with a 12-10 win against Thomas last Saturday.
Brown felt that the win against Thomas was huge for the Hornets, especially after some disappointing losses to other conference opponents.
“Beating Thomas was great for us because we had just lost to Johnson a couple of weeks ago, and that was a terrible loss for us,” Brown said.
Last Wednesday’s game against Castleton was not as good for the team. Castleton defeated Lyndon State in a 12-2 blowout, causing the Hornets to lock in as the number-five seed.
Though his wish was not necessarily granted, Brown wanted to instill a certain mentality within the team before what would be the last regular-season conference game for the Hornets.
“I knew that Castleton thought that this was a gimme win,” Brown said. “They were going to come out here, just going to play it light, and I didn’t want that to happen. I wanted us to rally as a team and get together and actually prove ourselves on the field.”
With a 3-5 record in conference play, the Hornets do not seem to stand a chance against Husson, which has 6-2 record against the NAC. Add that to possible scheduling conflicts for players like Brown, and the Hornets might just get a quick exit from the playoffs.
“Going into the playoffs,
it’s going to be kind of difficult with the scheduling and crunching of time for that… I’m not going to be able to attend the game,” Brown said.
Nevertheless, Brown will be with his team in spirit.
“We’re looking to forward to getting up to Husson, giving them a run for their money, and coming for the upset,” Brown said.
As the higher seed, Husson is awarded right to host the Hornets. The game will take place on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.