Men’s lacrosse falls to Transylvania in home opener

Cole Burrell

FINAL SCORE: Transylvania 24, Earlham 1
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 1-5, 1-2 HCLC / Transylvania 5-3, 2-0 HCLC

THE SHORT STORY: The Earlham College men's lacrosse team made its long-awaited 2019 home debut with a tough matchup against a talented Transylvania University squad, and the Quakers had no answers against a prolific Transy offensive unit in a 24-1 loss to the Pioneers.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Transylvania struck nine times in the first quarter and found the back of the Earlham cage 14 straight times before the Quakers got on the scoreboard.
  • Anthony Boutwell ended Transy's scoring run with his unassisted goal with 5:16 remaining in the second quarter, making the score 14-1 for the Pioneers. Transy scored three more goals by the end of the frame, and had a 17-1 lead at the intermission.
  • The Pioneers tacked on seven more goals in the third and fourth quarters.

QUICK FACTS

  • Transylvania outshot Earlham, 59-7, and picked up 60 ground balls to the Quakers' 27.
  • Earlham goalies Josh Perkins and Blake Francis combined for 27 saves on the day. Transylvania's Michael Webb and Luke Garas had three saves altogether.

WHAT'S NEXT

Earlham men's lacrosse hosts Concordia-Chicago on Saturday, March 23, at Darrell Beane Stadium. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.