Reinhardt Roundup: Lacrosse teams both prospering
by Tribune staff reports
April 16, 2014 04:03 AM | 1272 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Playing against a local rival in the final game of the season with a championship on the line, the Reinhardt men’s lacrosse team dominated Kennesaw State 17-5 to clinch the SELC South West Conference championship.

Jeff Mathis led the Eagles with eight goals and finished the regular season with a team-high 42.

Reinhardt trailed Kennesaw State 2-1 early, but Mathis scored back-to-back goals to spark a 7-0 run that lasted the entire second quarter. Kevon James added six goals, while Zack Muller, Ian Griffiths and former Etowah High School standout Max Thomas scored a goal each.

The Eagles will return to action at the SELC championship April 25 against Charlotte.

Lady Eagles headed to tourney: Reinhardt’s women’s lacrosse team earned the No. 4 seed for the National Women’s Lacrosse League National Championship.

The Lady Eagles earned one of three bids to the NWLL championships out of the South Region. Reinhardt will face No. 5 Indiana Tech (8-5) this weekend at Lindenwood University-Belleville in Belleville, Ill.

A win would put the Lady Eagles in the semifinals against the winner of the game between the Savannah College of Art and Design and Tennessee Wesleyan.

Men’s golf third at AAC championship: Reinhardt’s men’s golf team posted its best finish at the Appalachian Athletic Conference championship since 2011 by taking third in the 11 team event held at Governor’s Towne Club in Acworth.

Sophomore Connor Edwards and freshman Kameron Williams were named to the all-tournament team.

On a day where temperatures settled in the 40s and winds gusted as high as 30 mph, the Eagles carded a 325. Reinhardt entered the day eight strokes behind Milligan, but it ended up besting the Buffaloes by three strokes for the tournament.

The lowest round of the day was a 75. No Reinhardt golfer carded a round below 80.

Edwards was the most consistent golfer for the tournament. In Monday’s opening round he shot a 69 and carded an 81 Tuesday to finish at 12-over 228.

Tanner Boyd joined Edwards with an 80 on Tuesday. Former Sequoyah High School standout Nick Vogel shot 84, while former Cherokee standout Brandon Price finished in the top 10 with a 14-over 230.

Tennessee Wesleyan won the event with a team score of 906, while Union placed second with a 921. The Eagles were seven shots behind that, and AAC regular-season champion Miligan was fourth with a 931.

Lady Eagle tennis falls short: Reinhardt’s women’s tennis team played for the Appalachian Athletic Conference championship Saturday, but it came up short.

The Lady Eagles were swept by Milligan 5-0 on Saturday morning.

Reinhardt had defeated Point 5-0 in the quarterfinals and Tennessee Wesleyan 5-2 in the semifinals to reach the championship.

The match marked the first time the Reinhardt women’s tennis team had ever reached the finals of a conference tournament as an NAIA program.

Former Woodstock High School standout Alyssa Kroll was a part of the Reinhardt team and paired with Ingrid Magossi for a doubles victory in two earlier rounds of the tournament.
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