ROME, Ga. – The Marymount University men's lacrosse team traveled to Berry College on Saturday, falling to the Vikings, 18-5.
The teams traded goals for much of the first quarter, with Berry tying the score, 1-1, but Akers found the back of the net again for the 2-1 lead with 8:45 to play.
The Vikings were able to take a 3-2 lead into the quarter break, with two goals in the final three minutes of the period.
Berry pushed its lead to two goals to start the second quarter, but the Saints answered with two straight to tie the score.
Just 23 seconds later, senior Matthew Ebert tallied his first on an unassisted score to even the teams at 4-4.
However, two goals by the Vikings before the half, including one with 26 seconds left to play, gave Berry a 6-4 lead at the break.
At the half, Marymount was leading in faceoff wins (7-of-12) and was successful on 8-of-13 clear attempts. Akers' two goals was leading the team.
Berry came out in the second half hot, scoring five goals to build its lead to 11-5 going into the final frame. The lead proved to be enough for the Vikings to go on to the victory.
Mackiewicz tallied the Saints' final goal in the fourth quarter, as he tied for the team lead with two in the game.
Akers also scored two goals, while Rizzuti and Scales added an assist, each.
Marymount will return home to Long Bridge Park on Wednesday, March 20 to host former Capital Athletic Conference-foe St. Mary's College of Maryland; the opening faceoff is set for 4 p.m.