By Alberto Gilman
Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Lacrosse team hosted St. Joseph’s Long Island on April 6 in a high scoring game with a strong purpose in mind.
The cold crisp first quarter was all the Knights. They dominated on both offense with ground ball pickups, fastbreaks and the occasional assists from one another. The Knights had a quick start of five goals in the first period. Defensively, the Knights kept the opposing offense from scoring and blocking shot attempts which led to more possible opportunities for points.
The Knights final score of 11-7 secured their fifth straight win leading to an overall record of 8-4.
The men’s lacrosse team has also become involved in a great cause, known as One Love. This cause is also promoted and shared by the women’s lacrosse team, who run other various events to help as well.
The One Love foundation is a nationwide initiative created after the tragic passing of Yeardley Love. A womens lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, Love was beaten and abused by her ex-boyfriend prior to graduation. Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, began the foundation as a course of action to combat and educate against domestic violence. From its launch in 2010, thousands of individuals and groups have each taken on the time to participate in regularly held events that are dedicated to the cause.
This initiative has sparked numerous involvements and an increase in awareness of domestic violence. For the Men’s program here at the Mount, they recently participated in the Yards for Yeardley. According to the One Love website, Yards for Yeardley is an event where participants will take part in a physical activity, whether it be walking, running, biking, etc., to help raise awareness.
If interested in learning more, please visit their website at www.joinonelove.org.