DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse offense came alive on Sunday afternoon as the ‘Fish defeated Notre Dame de Namur 23-8 in a game played at Embry-Riddle University.
Eleven players scored a goal for the ‘Fish as PBA picked up their first win of the season. Jackson Miller led the way with four goals and an assist while Ben Justice and Townsend Brown each had six points on three goals and three assists each. Jesse Ball also finished the game with three goals and an assist.
PBA got things started 1:40 into the first quarter as Austin Figas netted the first goal off a feed from Zack Figura. Nine seconds later it was Brown who scored his first of the game. Miller made it 3-0 with 12:25 to play in the first before Notre Dame de Namur scored their first goal. Brown, Figura and Miller all scored before the end of the period as PBA took a commanding 6-1 lead.
The Sailfish added four more in the second as Gunner Gebelein scored his first for the Sailfish. PBA poured it on in the second half, scoring 13 goals after halftime and only giving up five. Ben Savick made 11 saves on the day for PBA as Notre Dame de Namur was limited to just 24 shots in the game. PBA took 60.
Landon Johnson won 12 of the 22 faceoffs he took as PBA overall won 16 of the 34. Johnson led the team with nine ground balls with Gebelein adding seven. The team finished with 54. Gebelein also led the team with four caused turnovers with Harrison Wood adding two.
The ‘Fish open up their home schedule on Thursday as No. 7 New York Tech visits the Rinker Athletic Campus at 7 p.m.