Scranton, Pa. — The Catholic University of America men's lacrosse team saw its three-game win streak come to an end on Thursday as Scranton's second-half surge pushed the Royals past the Cardinals, 16-6.
It was a one-goal game at the end of the first period and just a two-score game, 6-4, at the half, but Scranton outscored Catholic 5-2 in the third and 5-0 in the final quarter to earn the win.
Senior Bennett Bradley was the only Cardinal to post a multi-point day as he scored twice and added an assist.
Scranton ramped up their energy down the stretch and won the ground ball battle with a strong, 47-28 advantage.
The Royals also won 18-of-25 faceoffs and fired off 22 more shots than the Cards.
Scranton's Connor Kirkwood led the way with eight points on seven goals and an assist.
The Cardinals will look to get back on track after its Easter break next Saturday, April 7, when they host Susquehanna in a Landmark matchup at 1 p.m.
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