DePauw (3-1) and Wabash (3-2) set new program marks last week as the Tigers are off to their best start in history after defeating Calvin on Saturday and the Little Giants, who have won three-straight, set a record by scoring 26 times in their win against Defiance. North Coast men’s lacrosse squads dive into the league portion of the 2016 schedule this week with four games scheduled on Saturday.
DENISON, ranked 13th in the most recent USILA poll, improved to 4-1 after edging Montclair State, 10-9, on Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland. Senior Blair Farinholt (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher’s School) finished with four points (2g,2a) and six ground balls, while James Meager (Worthington, OH/Worthington Kilbourne) and Liam Rooney (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) each had two goals and an assist. Nick Bortolani (Worthington, OH/Worthington Kilbourne) also scored twice, including the eventual game-winning goal with 7:19 left in regulation.
DEPAUW is on a three-game win streak for the first time in the program’s four-year history after defeating Calvin, 20-7, last week. Sophomore midfielder Ben Sherman (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) registered a hat trick and dished out five assists in the win to go along with two ground balls. The Tigers’ 3-1 start is the best in program history.
HIRAM dropped a pair of non conference contests last week, falling Hope on Thursday and Alma on Saturday. The Terriers return to action this week when they host Muskingum on Wednesday.
KENYON traveled east to play two games this past week. On Wednesday, the Lords got six goals from sophomore Josh Galardi (San Francisco, CA/University) during a 16-13 win at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. On Saturday, Galardi scored three more times, but the Lords dropped a 16-9 decision at Franklin & Marshall.
OBERLIN was idle last week. The Yeomen return to action this week when they travel to Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday.
OHIO WESLEYAN, ranked 12th in the most recent USILA poll, split a pair of non-conference contests last week, defeating Messiah, 17-3, on Wednesday, before dropping a 12-5 overtime decision against eighth-ranked Cabrini on Sunday. Freshman Max Tennant (Englewood, CO/Cherry Creek) led the Bishops on the week with eight goals and one assist for nine total points in the two games.
WABASH posted a 2-0 record last week, starting with a 20-6 win over Oglethorpe in Dallas, Texas on the team’s spring break trip. Saturday, the Little Giants returned to campus for a home game against Defiance. Wabash set a new record for scoring in a 26-6 win over the Yellow Jackets. Steven Stark (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) tied his school record of six goals in a game with six against Defiance. He also handed out three assists for a total of nine points. Stark scored nine goals over the two games. Collin Brennan (Carmel, IN/Carmel) added eight goals for the week, as well.
WITTENBERG travelled to Colorado last week and split a pair of non-conference contests and now stands at 2-2 overall on the year. Thomas Fuss (New Albany, OH/Gahanna Lincoln) led the Tigers on the week, scoring three goals and adding two assists in a 16-10 loss to 10th-ranked Roanoke. He then continued to pour in the points with four goals and one assist in a 13-10 win over Colorado College.
WOOSTER'S perfect start to the season came to a halt with low-scoring losses to Capital, 8-5, and Haverford, 9-2. Senior goalie Aaron Levy (Warwick, RI/Bishop Hendricken) was a bright spot for Wooster, making 14 saves in each game for a .622 save percentage.