Men’s lacrosse falls to HCLC rival Hanover

Cole Burrell
Photo by Kyndall Spears

FINAL SCORE: Hanover 21, Earlham 1
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 2-9, 2-3 HCLC / Hanover 8-4, 3-1 HCLC

THE SHORT STORY: Hanover College had too many offensive chances and Earlham College men's lacrosse was able to get past the Panther goalies just once, and the Quakers were upended, 21-1, in a Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference game on Saturday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the first and second quarters, Earlham goalie Josh Perkins made several brilliant saves and for the most part stymied Hanover from long range, but the Panthers were able to find cutters in close and recorded six goals in the first quarter and eight more in the second quarter to hold a 14-0 lead at the intermission.
  • The Panthers tacked on five more goals in the third quarter, extending their lead to 19-0 through 45 minutes of play.
  • After Hanover netted its 20th goal of the game early in the fourth quarter, Earlham ended the Panthers' shutout bid at the 9:02 mark of the period. Perkins beat Hanover reserve goalie Sean O'Meara, off an assist from Anthony Boutwell.

QUICK FACTS

  • Hanover outshot Earlham, 58-15, and the Panthers scooped up 52 ground balls to the Quakers' 15.
  • Josh Perkins got the start in the Quakers' goal and made 14 stops in the first half. Blake Francis came on at the intermission and was in the cage for the second half, charting five saves.
  • Starter Noah Dubrava and reserve Sean O'Meara combined to make 10 saves in the Hanover goal.

WHAT'S NEXT

Earlham men's lacrosse continues HCLC play on Wednesday, April 10, when the Quakers travel to Lexington, Ky., to face Transylvania University. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 pm.