Central Men’s Lacrosse picked up a much-needed conference victory on Saturday vs Pacific Lutheran University. The Wildcats came firing out of the gates with 20 shots on goal and an 8-1 lead at the half. The second was a different story as the Lutes crept back into the match coming within one goal early in the fourth quarter, but Central finished with six of their own in the final ten minutes. Chris Johnson led the team with 7 points (4 goals, 3 Assists) and Jeremy Veilleux led the team with six goals. If Central were to beat the Vikings of Western Washington and even their in-division record at 2-2, and if Whitman were to lose their final two in-division games, the Wildcats would advance to the playoffs as the third seed in the PNCLL North Division.
The Wildcats hung tough with the Southern Oregon Raiders for one half, but the third quarter turned out to be their demise. Central went from being down one goal at half to being down 7 when the 4th quarter started. Many of the Wildcats were banged up from Saturday’s victory and simply they ran out of gas on Sunday.