CSU men’s lacrosse upends Queens University, 12-7.
Credit: Cleveland State Athletics Department
CSU men’s lacrosse upends Queens University, 12-7.

CSU men's lacrosse defeats Queens University, 12-7

Cleveland State men's lacrosse on Wednesday upset Queens University, clinching their third straight ASUN win.

Cleveland State men’s lacrosse team upset the favored Queens University Royals at Krenzler Field on Wednesday for the Vikings third straight ASUN (Atlantic Sun Conference) home victory.

The Vikings were the first to score after  Wyatt Robertson (30) sank an unassisted goal three minutes into the first quarter. Two minutes later, Gavin Held (29) assisted by Cole Pollard (12), doubled the Vikings’ margin. With two minutes left in the first quarter, Amiri Austin (17) made the score 3-0 after a pass from Held. 

Queens broke through just 25 seconds into the second quarter to trail 3-1. However, less than a minute later, CSU's Robbie Brazanskas (6) assisted by Mitchell Maibuecher (48), netted his first goal of the season to reestablish the three-goal lead. 

The Royals trimmed the deficit to two at the 8:21 mark. But the Vikings answered back on a Jacob Lubrant (55)  goal off Pollard's second assist of the game with 6:33 remaining in the half.

Queens scored the final goal of the half to trail Cleveland State 5-3 at halftime.

Less than three minutes into the second half, Cleveland State, with a man-up opportunity, scored with Pollard taking the pass from Austin. Queens stayed in the game with another point at 9:42. But back-to-back goals from CSU's Held and Dylan Tomarchio (28) stretched the gap to 8-4.Queens grabbed a late goal to trail 8-5 at the end of the third quarter.

The Viking's Parker Yearego (22) snagged a goal with 8:16 left in the last quarter, but Queens matched it seven seconds later. Yearego then scored his second straight unassisted goal, but Queens matched it again a minute later taking the score to 10-7. 

The Vikings settled and scored the final two goals behind Robertson and Yearego's third of the quarter, winning the conference game 12-7.

The hat-trick for Yearego was his third of the year, tying him with Robertson for the team lead in goals with 19. 

Cleveland State held a commanding 40-26 advantage in the ground ball category while going 12-of-21 in the faceoff circle.

Reigning ASUN Defensive Player of the Week, CSU goalkeeper Connor Kernan (0), remained unbeaten at home, making 19 saves, tying him for the second most in a game this season.