Lacrosse: Falcons pick up 12-4 victory over Presbyterian

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With a solid effort on both sides of the field, the Air Force lacrosse team handed Presbyterian College a 12-4 loss March 25 at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium here. 

The Falcons, undefeated at home, move to 2-4 on the season.

Air Force, which outshot Presbyterian 15-0 in the opening period and 49-18 for the game, opened the scoring with just over three minutes remaining in the quarter as senior Chris Tubesing notched his first goal of the season with an assist from sophomore Ridge Flick. The Falcons made it 2-0 with 12 seconds on the clock, as senior David Rose scored off the assist from long-stick midfielder junior Dan Gnazzo.

Tubesing scored another goal early in the second period, this time on an assist from junior Griffin Nevitt, while Nevitt gave Air Force a 4-0 advantage with 8:29 left in the opening half. Presbyterian College scored a pair of goals just 35 seconds apart before the Falcons closed out the period with a three-goal spurt. Junior K.J. Landgraf scored a man-up goal off an assist from Rose to start the run, while he assisted senior Kevin Crumrine on another man-up score. The final goal of the period came from Landgraf on an assist from Crumrine.

Senior Jack Parchman got on the board to open the third period to give Air Force an 8-2 lead, but Presbyterian responded with a goal just 16 seconds later. The Falcons again rattled off three straight scores, including the first career goal from freshman defender Bryan Gilbreath. Rose scored on an assist from Tubesing, while junior Colin Lockhart took a feed from junior Brian Massa to give Air Force an eight-point lead. Presbyterian College stopped the run with another score, but Gilbreath answered with his second score of the day, this time on a man-down goal.

Although Presbyterian College outshot Air Force 10-6 in the final period, neither team was able to get on the board again, with the Falcons securing the 12-4 victory. The Falcons went two-for-two on their extra-man opportunities.

Tubesing, Rose and Landgraf all had two goals and an assist to lead the Falcons' offense. 

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