SAU men's lacrosse
SAU men's lacrosse
Men's Lacrosse - Sun, Apr. 2, 2017

Louis Mallillin continued his strong play and helped St. Ambrose snap its six-game losing streak in an 8-3 win over Lindenwood-Belleville Sunday afternoon at the St. Vincent's Athletic Complex.

The sophomore goalie came up with 23 saves, his second straight game with at least 20, in the victory. After giving up a goal just three minutes into the contest, Mallillin held the Lynx without a goal for more than 30 minutes.

And the offense came alive. The Bees scored the final six goals of the first half, including goals from Austin Adams, Matt Madril and Caleb Neff, to take a 6-1 lead at the break. After Lindenwood got to within 6-3 midway through the third quarter, Gabe Weyland scored with just under seven minutes remaining in the period. The Bees added a fourth-quarter goal to complete the scoring.

Two days earlier, Mallillin single-handedly kept SAU in the game in a 10-8 loss to Aquinas. He came up with a school-record 27 saves, 15 of those in the first half, to give the Bees a chance.

After falling behind 6-3 late in the third period, St. Ambrose rallied to take a lead in the fourth. Quinn Coyle scored with just over a minute left in the third and that sparked the Bees.

Nicholas Cooper found Thomas Parker early in the fourth, and then Parker connected with Adams on the first of his two goals coming less than two minutes apart. Adams' second goal gave St. Ambrose a 7-6 lead. After Aquinas scored to tie the game at 7-7, it took 37 seconds for the Bees to regain the lead when Josh Bales scored off a pass from Parker for an 8-7 lead with 7:05 to play.

That proved to be the final goal for SAU. Aquinas knotted things at 8-8 and took a 9-8 lead with a goal with 3:43 remaining. The Saints tacked on another goal with 1:29 to go to complete the scoring.

Neff, Tom Kelly and Erik Butzen also had goals for the Bees.

SAU will play its final two home games of the year to wrap-up a six-game homestand next weekend. Friday, the Bees return to KCAC action by hosting No. 10 Ottawa (Kan.) at 7 p.m. before they host Madonna Saturday at 1 p.m. on Senior Day.