The No. 7 Benedictine lacrosse rebounded after a road loss to Ottawa by handily defeating St. Ambrose University 14-5 on senior day Saturday at the BC Soccer Complex.
The Ravens had a balanced attack on offense with eleven players scoring goals in the game.
“We’re a really balanced team,” coach Mark Blaise said. “I just love to see it for our older guys who had a couple of assists and goals.”
Blaise also said getting the hustle plays and 50-50 balls was crucial to success the team had.
“We won the battle in the middle of the field with those 50-50 ground balls,” Blaise said. “Our offense is good but having extra possessions is really the way we’re going to win games.”
Senior Ryan Heinser said getting back to playing a complete game was key after recently letting up late in games.
“The key was playing sixty minutes,” Blaise said. “The last few games we’ve started pretty flat and lapsed so we wanted to come in from start to finish and have a good day on both sides.”
Heinser is one of five seniors who were honored on the day.
The other seniors were Ethan Novacek, Connor Slimp, Remy Dujakovich and Kyle Tomc.
This is Blaise’s second season as the coach. He said the two seasons with this senior class has helped him tremendously.
“They really laid down the foundation,” Blaise said. “I came here last year and they were ready to go and helped me out with the transition. I really can’t tell you how indebted we are to them.”