Pfeiffer men’s lacrosse sets records in lopsided home win

A pair of records, a Pfeiffer team record and a USA South Athletic Conference individual player mark, both fell as the Pfeiffer University men’s lacrosse team defeated visiting William Peace University 24-11 Saturday at N.E. Lefko Field.

William Peace (4-10, 2-6 USA South) went up 3-2 in the first quarter, but Pfeiffer reeled off 12 unanswered goals to take a commanding 14-3 lead and never looked back. Pfeiffer led 18-5 at halftime and then jumped to the 23-6 lead at the end of the third quarter.

William Peace outscored Pfeiffer 5-1 in the fourth quarter to provide the 24-11 final.

The win, Pfeiffer’s ninth in a row, sets the school record for consecutive wins and improves Pfeiffer to 10-1 overall and a perfect 8-0 in USA South play.

John Allen, playing in his final regular-season home game, set a new USA South single-game scoring record by notching nine goals, seven of which he scored in the first half. The previous record was eight goals, held by four players, including teammates Jared Nelson (Vestal, N.Y.) and Quinn Becraft (Huntersville, N.C.)

Becraft also had a great afternoon, scoring six times and dishing three assists while Nelson inched closer to the NCAA career assists and points records with five assists. He needs four more this season to set the national mark.

Pfeiffer got three goals and three assists from Trevin King (Apex, N.C.), a goal from Brayden Sokolowski (North Point, Md.), and a pair of assists from Jacob Leone (Raleigh, N.C.). Corey Choberka (Vestal, N.Y.) also finished the game with a goal and three assists. Jaylin Jones (Hillsborough, N.C.) also tallied a goal in the second quarter.

Three Pfeiffer goalkeepers, Matt Stocks (Endwell, N.Y.), James Verdier, III (Charlotte, N.C.) and Tom Romanik (Winston-Salem, N.C.), recorded time between the pipes for the Falcons, with Stocks earning the win.

Pfeiffer will host rival Greensboro College on Saturday in the USA South East Division Final. Faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Lefko Field.