Cothren nets hat trick as men's lax falls to Franciscan

Chancey Cothren carries the ball against Fontbonne University.

BETHANY, W.Va. – Freshman attackman Chancey Cothren charted a hat trick as Earlham College men's lacrosse dropped a 26-8 decision to Franciscan University (Ohio) on Monday afternoon at Hoag Field.

Daniel O'Donnell and Nori Kasai each had two goals for Earlham (0-5) while Anthony Boutwell capped the Quakers' scoring with a single goal.

Cothren scored twice in the third quarter then completed the hat trick with 4:08 showing on the clock in the fourth quarter.

The Quakers scored twice in the first quarter with Kasai and O'Donnell charting the Earlham goals, and the Maroon and White were within striking distance of the Barons with an 8-2 deficit.

Franciscan (1-3) notched seven unanswered goals in the second quarter and took a 15-2 lead into the halftime break. Earlham picked up three goals in the third quarter and three more in the fourth, but the Quakers were unable to keep pace with a Franciscan squad that tallied 11 more goals in the second half.

Earlham goalie John Okker-Edging recorded six saves over his 60 minutes in the Quaker goal, while Franciscan's Grant McKeown charted 13 saves. The Barons picked up 39 groundballs to the Quakers' 33, and Earlham was 12 of 22 on clears. Kasai won 14 of the 19 face-offs he took against the Barons, and as a team Earlham was 21 of 37 on face-offs.

Earlham men's lacrosse returns home for its next contest on Saturday, March 17, when it hosts Washington & Jefferson College at 1:00 p.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium.

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