FINAL SCORE: Earlham 15, Anderson 6
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 4-11, 4-4 HCLC / Anderson 1-10, 0-6 HCLC
THE SHORT STORY: Earlham College junior Cole Burrell struck for six goals and assisted on two more to lead the Quakers to a 15-6 victory over Anderson University, in a Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference clash on Saturday at Darrell Beane Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Earlham took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter on goals by Cole Burrell and Joel Dominguez, but the game was deadlocked at 2-2 after 15 minutes following Anderson scores by Jacob Spratley and Jonathan Orloff.
- The Quakers netted all four goals scored in the second quarter, vaulting into a 6-2 lead at the halftime break. Burrell scored three of the four Earlham goals in the frame, with Josh Perkins adding the remaining goal for the Maroon and White.
- Earlham outscored Anderson, 5-3, in the third quarter, with Perkins recording three more goals and Burrell and Logan Reihing each adding one apiece. The Ravens notched the initial goal of the frame, briefly cutting the Quakers' lead to three goals, 6-3, but the Quakers rattled off the next three goals to regain a comfortable six-goal lead. Earlham was still up by six, 11-5, after 45 minutes.
- The Quakers tacked on four more goals to the Ravens' one in the final frame. Anthony Boutwell his only two goals of the game in the fourth period, while Burrell and Dominguez each posted an insurance goal.
- Cole Burrell charted six goals and two assists for an eight-point day in the victory over Anderson, Josh Perkins recorded four goals and one assist. Joel Dominguez and Anthony Boutwell each had a pair of goals, with Boutwell also credited with three assists.
- Tristan Wilbrandt led Anderson with three goals, while Jacob Spratly added a pair.
- Blake Francis recorded 21 saves in the win.
- Earlham narrowly outshot Anderson, 46-45, but the Ravens had a 46-42 edge in ground balls. The Ravens also won 18 of the game's 24 faceoffs.
Saturday's victory closed out the regular season for Earlham men's lacrosse, and the Quakers will now await the outcome of the remaining three HCLC games taking place over the next seven days before beginning post-season play.