FUS men's lacrosse loses
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's lacrosse team dropped a 19-4 decision at Washington & Jefferson Tuesday.
"We started off well and were nice and settled," FUS head coach Pete Rosaschi said. "Then the wheels came off in the second half and we got undisciplined on the offensive end. Our offense didn't give our defense a break and they got pummeled.
"We have to play a very disciplined game of lacrosse. That is our brand to be successful and we lost our discipline. We kept urging them to settle down and just play their game and we played loose in the fourth quarter and when we do that we play well."
Barons freshman midfielder Paul Modzelewski had two goals.
Sophomore attack and faceoff man William Erskine and sophomore attack Ryan Zbikowski had the other two goals for Barons.
"I'm proud of our guys how they kept pushing and did not quit," Rosaschi said commenting on their back half of play. "Coach (Jonathan) Hoover and I are very proud of how these guys fought through the entire game, even when the outcome was decided way before the end of the game."
The Barons take on Alma College at Bethany College at 5 p.m. Friday.
FUS softball loses two
CLERMONT, Fla. - The Franciscan University of Steubenville softball team dropped a doubleheader Tuesday to Monmouth College (10-1) and St. Paul University of Northwestern (25-9.)
Lady Barons pitcher Ashley Ruttencutter struck out two and allowed four runs in five innings. FUS junior first baseman Michele Volk scored the only run of the game with a home run in the fifth inning.
"We had higher expectations for this game than the way we performed," head coach Jen Parker said. "It was a tough game for us all the way around. We weren't making the kind of plays we needed to make to hold them off."
In Game 2, junior second baseman Katrina Fabian and freshman catcher Kim Muscat both scored two runs, and senior Rosemary Cassidy also contributed a run. Junior Mallori Linscomb collected an RBI.
"It's starting to come together," Parker said. "I was proud of their performances this afternoon. It's easy to get disenchanted in softball when you come off a hard loss your first game and then come into your second game and struggle, but they worked hard and it showed with their runs."
"We have two girls pitching (Ruttencutter, an Indian Creek graduate and Weirton Madonna graduate Serra Alongi) who have never pitched before." Parker said. "I can't say anything negative about them. With only two, we're limited so they have to work very hard. They're working their butts off."
FUS is back in action Thursday, taking on Anna Maria at 9 a.m. and Stevenson at 11 a.m.