Men's lax comes up short at Grove City to close out 2018 campaign

Chancey Cothren carries the ball against Fontbonne University.

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Earlham College first year Chancey Cothren scored fifth goal of the season, however the Quaker men's lacrosse team came up short in a 23-1 loss to Grove City College in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference game on Saturday at Robert E. Thorn Field.

Earlham picked up the goal early in the contest, when Cothren got his unassisted strike with 8:45 remaining in the first quarter to cut the deficit to 3-1.

Grove City (10-5, 7-3 ORLC) was uninterrupted in its scoring the rest of the way, taking a 12-1 lead into the halftime break before tallying 11 more goals in the second half.

Nate Sprunk paced Grove City with five goals, while four other players - David Calhoun, Aidan Morse, Josh Padgett, and Jonathan Bensing - each charted three goals.

Quaker goalie Xavier Flores got the start and recorded 11 saves over 36:45 in goal, before Erick Quintanilla came on and played the remainder of the game with 12 stops.

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