CHICAGO - Beloit College's men's lacrosse team ran its win-streak to four with a 13-7 victory over Concordia University-Chicago on Saturday.,
The Buccaneers improved to 6-3 in Midwest Lacrosse Conference play, moving into fifth place with two regular-season games left.
The Bucs took a 3-2 lead in the first on a pair of goals by Mark Gannon and another by Micahel Boyland. Andrei Prikhodko scored to open the second quarter, followed by Boyland's second tally and Gannon's third.
With a big third quarter, Beloit extended its lead to 11-5. Gannon finished the game with sox goals and two assists.Luke Thomson led the Bucs' defense with nine groundballs and five caused turnovers. Goalie David Kunczynski tallied 11 saves.
The Bucs travel to Marian Wednesday (7 p.m.) and host Aurora at 7 p.m. Friday.
• WOMEN'S LACROSSE: The Bucs fell to the University of Northwestern (Minn.) on the road Saturday afternoon following a long trip after playing at Monmouth Friday afternoon.
The Buccaneers were unable to bounce back from a 7-4 halftime deficit. Fiona Milchman notched the first two goals of the game for Beloit. Kieran Rodning made it back-to-back Buc goals following Milchman's second tally to give Beloit a 3-2 advantage at the 20:40 mark.
Five straight from UNW pushed the Eagle lead to 7-3 but Olivia Nasatir reclaimed momentum for the Bucs with the final goal of the half with 3:33 on the clock to make it 7-4.
Nicole Dolcimascolo beat the Eagle keeper for the first two goals of the second half to pull Beloit to within one, 7-6 with under 27 minutes to play but UNW responded with two of their own. Dolcimascolo halted the run on an unassisted score to make it 9-7 with just under seven to go.
Following two Eagle tallies, Dolcimascolo struck again, this time finding the back of the net off a pass from Milchman to make it 11-8 with 3:46 remaining. A UNW goal was negated by Rodning's player-up goal with just over a minute left for the final.
Dolcimascolo led the Buc offense with four goals on six shots on goal. Alexa Arakelian tallied a season high 21 saves in the game.
The Bucs host Elmhurst in a rescheduled game at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Strong Stadium.
• SOFTBALL: The Bucs dropped a pair of games at Ripon College Saturday afternoon, 3-0 and 6-0.
The Buccaneers left five runners on base in the first contest and 10n on in the second game.
Beloit registered five hits in the opener, all by different Bucs. Madi Christine added a stolen base to her single in the game.
Alyssa Boltik suffered the loss on the mound scattering five hits over six innings of work. She allowed just one earned run while striking out two and walking two.
The Bucs tallied seven hits in game two including two off the bats of Christine, Stephannie Lopez and Dani Strejc. Lopez added a double and Christine notched her second stolen base on the day.
Maddy Pfortmiller continued to work toward finding her stride in the circle after missing much of the season due to injury. She allowed four earned runs on nine hits while striking out three in the game.
The Bucs head to Lake Forest for a pair of games Wednesday afternoon.