Men's Lacrosse Routs Franciscan 27-2 For Third Straight Victory

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Mount Union's men's lacrosse team defeated Franciscan 27-2 Wednesday evening at Memorial Field in Steubenville.

The Purple Raiders (5-4) were led by freshman Carl Sopczyk (Glens Falls, NY/Glens Falls) who tallied eight points on five goals and three assists. Freshman Hogan Harris (North Canton/Green) tallied seven points with six goals and one assist. Freshmen duo Michael Taylor (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) and Josh Bender (Delaware/Delaware Hayes) each tallied six points as Taylor scored four goals and had two assists and Bender scored five goals and had one assist.

The Barons (1-8) were led by Ryan Zbikowski who tallied two points with one goal and one assist as Sebastian Olsen scored the other goal for Franciscan.

Mount Union jumped out to an early 5-0 lead over the Barons as Sopczyk led the way with one goal and two assists in the first period. Franciscan's only two goals were in the second period as the Raiders outscored them 7-2 in the second taking the 12-2 lead into halftime.

The Raiders didn't shy away putting six more unanswered goals into the net in the third period before going into the final period of play up by 16 goals. Bender paced the fourth period as he scored all five of his goals in the fourth as the Raiders blanked the Barons 9-0 in the final period. Mount Union went on for the 27-2 victory over Franciscan.

Mount Union returns home next Wednesday, April 10th to host St. Vincent (Pa.) in Mount Union Stadium at 7:00 pm. 

SCORING   1   2   3   4   FINAL
Mount Union (5-4)   5   7   6   9   27
Franciscan (1-8)   0   2   0   0   2

 

SCORING SUMMARY
-- 1st -- Mount Union   Franciscan
Mount Union     12:45     Toren Moore (unassisted) 1   0
Mount Union     11:07     Carl Sopczyk (unassisted) 2   0
Mount Union     03:42     Liam Creagh (Carl Sopczyk) 3   0
Mount Union     03:02     Hogan Harris (Carl Sopczyk) 4   0
Mount Union     01:27     Michael Taylor (unassisted) 5   0
-- 2nd -- Mount Union   Franciscan
Franciscan     14:04     Sebastian Olsen (Ryan Zbikowski) 5   1
Franciscan     13:54     Ryan Zbikowski (Patrick McNamara) 5   2
Mount Union     13:33     UP - Toren Moore (Josh Stephens) 6   2
Mount Union     13:03     Michael Taylor (Nick Ameo) 7   2
Mount Union     10:37     Carl Sopczyk (unassisted) 8   2
Mount Union     08:20     Carl Sopczyk (Josh Bender) 9   2
Mount Union     03:50     Michael Taylor (unassisted) 10   2
Mount Union     01:40     Hogan Harris (Toren Moore) 11   2
Mount Union     01:13     Hogan Harris (Michael Taylor) 12   2
-- 3rd -- Mount Union   Franciscan
Mount Union     10:45     Michael Taylor (Thomas O'Connell) 13   2
Mount Union     09:12     Hogan Harris (Thomas O'Connell) 14   2
Mount Union     07:09     Carl Sopczyk (Hogan Harris) 15   2
Mount Union     02:27     Hogan Harris (Carl Sopczyk) 16   2
Mount Union     01:27     Andrew Rosati (Zach Maxey) 17   2
Mount Union     01:05     Carl Sopczyk (unassisted) 18   2
-- 4th -- Mount Union   Franciscan
Mount Union     13:53     Hogan Harris (Michael Taylor) 19   2
Mount Union     13:33     Mike O'Connell (Zach Maxey) 20   2
Mount Union     11:59     UP - Josh Bender (unassisted) 21   2
Mount Union     11:11     Nick Ameo (unassisted) 22   2
Mount Union     09:49     Andrew Dorman (unassisted) 23   2
Mount Union     08:08     Andrew Rosati (unassisted) 24   2
Mount Union     04:10     Josh Bender (Nick Ameo) 25   2
Mount Union     00:39     Josh Bender (Mike Richardson) 26   2
Mount Union     00:19     Josh Bender (Nick Ameo) 27   2

 

SAVES   1   2   3   4   TOTAL
Mount Union   1   1   3   2   7
Franciscan   5   3   6   7   21

 

SHOTS   1   2   3   4   TOTAL
Mount Union   18   14   19   18   69
Franciscan   2   5   4   2   13

 

SHOTS ON GOAL   TOTAL
Mount Union   48
Franciscan   9
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