ST. PAUL, Minn. - On Monday night North Central University men's lacrosse (0-4) and Marian University Sabres (1-5) met for the first time in program history in a reschduled time slot than their first regularly scheduled meeting with the Sabres defeating the Rams, 19-6, at Reynolds Stadium on the University of Northwestern-St. Paul campus. The Rams and Sabres were orginially scheduled to meet on February 24 but reschduled the date due to unfavorable weather conditions and the unavailability of Elliot Park.
The Sabres got on the scoreboard first taking a 2-0 lead after ten minutes of play but four minutes later Tim Dokken (Northfield, Minn./Northfield) answered for the Rams. Marian got two quick goals with five minutes left to play before Dokken scored again this time on an a man-up situation following the Marian penalty. The second quarter belonged to Marian University in which the Sabres scored four goals to give them the 9-2 advantage at halftime.
Following the break, Brenden Berg scored for the Rams his first of what would be a hattrick for the Freshman bringing the score to 9-3 in favor of the Sabres. The rest of the quarter was all Marian who led 13-3 at the end of three. In the fourth quarter Berg got on the scoreboard twice for the Rams and Dokken once so that both men finished with a hattrick in the game. This is the first time since the program inception that the Rams have scored six goals in a contest.
The Rams will be back in action on Saturday afternoon against Augustana University (Ill.). Location of the game is yet to be determined. Face-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.