Big Second Half Pushes Men's Lacrosse Over Piedmont 19-8

Big Second Half Pushes Men's Lacrosse Over Piedmont 19-8

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

ROME, Ga. – Luke Koferl scored four times and passed two assists, as the Berry College men’s lacrosse team defeated Piedmont 19-8 on Tuesday night to earn their fourth consecutive win.

Five other Vikings added two tallies in the win, but Berry led just 8-7 at halftime. Eleven second-half goals by the Vikings and just one from the Lions in the final 30 minutes of play ensured the 19-8 victory.

Berry led the game in nearly every offensive category, including ground balls (41-17), shots (51-18) and faceoffs (19-11). Piedmont finished ahead in clears (13-11), but the Vikings forced 17 Lion turnovers to their 12.

Riley Brogdon (4-2) earned the win in goal for Berry, collecting five saves in his 38:10 minutes of work, while allowing just two goals. Zach Czulada (8-7) took the loss in goal for Piedmont, allowing 15 goals in his 48:09 of work, while collecting 13 saves on the night.

With the win, the Vikings improved to 10-3 overall on the season, while the Lions fell to 8-7 on the year.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Luke Koferl: 4 G, 2 A, 6 SH, 4 SOG, GB
  • Justin Westbrook: 2 G, 4 A, 5 SH, 3 SOG, GB
  • Bailey Martin: 2 G, A, 4 SH, 3 SOG, GB
  • Paolo Falzi: 2 G, 6 SH, 5 SOG, GB
  • McKinely Gannon: 2 G, 6 SH, 3 SOG, 5 GB, CT
  • Chris Berchock: 2 G, 6 SH, 5 SOG, 2 GB
  • Koda-Wataka Robinson: 2 G, 3 SH, 3 SOG

PIEDMONT STANDOUTS:

  • Jeremony Kohn: 3 G, 5 SH, 4 SOG, GB
  • Brady Jenks: 2 G, 4 SH, 2 SOG
  • Josh Cobbina: 2 G, A, 4 SH, 4 SOG

UP NEXT:

Berry will host Birmingham-Southern College in their Senior Day contest on Saturday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m.