Saturday's Akron-Cleveland State Lacrosse Game Featured 24 Goals, One Awful Hit to the Nuts


The Cleveland State Vikings handed the Akron Zips a loss on the final day of the lacrosse season this weekend, in a high scoring 15-9 game held at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

But this post isn't about the outcome of a local college lacrosse game. No, it's about the pure agony of a nut-shot, and what happens when an athlete doesn't wear a cup during a game where people are whacking each other with sticks.

A well-placed photographer for the Zips team captured junior captain Richard Kenney's reaction to the worst thing that could ever happen to a man. The two photos, along with a bunch of others, were uploaded to the official "Akron Zips Lacrosse" facebook page. Let's take a closer look:

Akron's highlight video from the game, surprisingly, left this vicious incident out:

If you're interested, here's the team's Facebook page, and here's the team's twitter account.

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Doug Brown

Doug Brown is a staff writer at Scene with a passion for public records laws and investigative reporting. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., he has an M.A. in journalism from the Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a B.A. in political science from Hiram College. Prior to joining Scene,...
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