by Ali Rincon
The Millsaps men’s lacrosse team played its first game of the season last Saturday, a scrimmage against the LSU Club team. Although the game ended in a 18-7 loss, senior Kobie Baus expects great things for this coming season.
“We came out flat and not as motivated to win as we should’ve been,” Baus says. “We weren’t really expecting a huge challenge, and I think losing the game shocked us and put us back into reality of how much work we need to put in to really succeed. Since then, we’ve made major changes for both offense and defense that have made great improvements to our team dynamic.”
Despite the loss, Baus thinks that the team has a bright, successful season ahead of it, and says that the players expect great outcomes from great amounts of hard work. “Expect great things from us this semester, especially the seniors. We’ve been working hard for the past four years,” Baus says. “[We] started the program and want to make something great out of our final opportunity, and I think we will accomplish that this season.”
The next home game for men’s lacrosse will be against Fontbonne Feb. 15, and the team is confident that it will come out more energetic and up to the challenge than it did against LSU.
“We are going to work as hard as we can to win a conference title. It’s going to be an uphill struggle since we are a small team, but I have great faith in the people who are on the team now to pull it together and do something great,” Baus says.