Southwestern's lacrosse team dropped the tail end of the road trip 10-5 at Sewanee on Sunday afternoon despite the outstanding effort of the Pirate defense. The loss drops SU to 4-6 on the season and 1-1 in the SCAC.
Sewanee jumped out to an early lead with two goals in the first quarter and added one more in the second to lead 3-0. Edward Williams scored for the Pirates, assisted by Jamie Long, just before the halftime buzzer sounded to pull Southwestern to within two, 3-1, at the break.
The Tigers came into the third quarter with new vigor and the Southwestern defense couldn't hold off the attacks any longer as Sewanee recorded five goals in the third quarter. Luther Faulk posted one goal at the end of the third and Jamie Long scored the first goal of the fourth, bringing SU within five, 8-3. The two teams traded goals the rest of the way as the Pirates ultimately fell 10-5.
Sewanee had more than two times as many shots as Southwestern (52-25) and nearly doubled up the Pirates on groundballs (41-23). SU won the faceoff battle, taking control 11 of 18 times, but comitted 25 turnovers to Sewanee's 21.
Donnie Murray recorded 20 saves on the afternoon for the Pirates between the pipes while Sewanee's Graves and Healy split time and had seven saves total.
Long led the way offensively with three points on two assists and one goal while Williams and Gus Brunger both had two point games, Williams with two goals and Bruger and one goal and one assist.
The Pirates remain in conference action as they play Colorado College in Jackson, Mississippi on April 2 at 10:00 am.