GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Mount Union's men's lacrosse team tallied a season-high 17 goals in a 17-7 at Thiel Wednesday in Greenville, Pa.
After Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont) started the scoring with a goal just 2:02 into the contest.
Taylor and Stevens got on the board with goals at the 10:42 and 8:15 marks respectively to stake the Purple Raiders out to a 3-0 lead.
Thiel (1-2) then charged back with a pair of goals to make it 3-2 before Stephen Jones (Hudson/Hudson) and Stephens each scored to push the lead out to 5-2. Thiel finished the quarter with a man-up goal with 1:06 left and the quarter ended with the Raiders holding a 5-3 lead.
Mount Union then scored five unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes in the second quarter -- Hogan Harris (Medina/Medina), Carl Sopczyk (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls), Stephens, Jones and Taylor -- all scored during the run that gave the Raiders a commanding 10-3 lead.
Thiel scored twice before halftime to close the gap to 10-5 at the break.
Mount Union again got off to an early start scoring four more goals in the first eight minutes of the third quater. Taylor started the scoring with a man-up goal, Harris followed then Jack Wesner (Medina/Medina) and Josh Bender (Delaware/Delaware Hayes) then got into the scoring column as the Raiders led 14-5 after three quarters.
Thiel tallied a goal early in the fourth quarter before Daley and Sopczyk each scored again and left the score 16-6.
Each teams got a final goal with Thiel scoring just over five minutes to play and Derek Thomas (Erie, Pa./McDowell) finishing the scoring with a goal to go along for his team-high two assists for the 17-7 final.
Mount Union finished the game with a 38-32 advantage in shots.
Collin Peters (Portland, Ore./Sunset) had nine saves and gave up six goals in getting the victory in goal for the Raiders.
Mount Union next plays Kenyon Saturday, March 15 at 2 pm at Mount Union Stadium.
|Mount Union (2-3,)||5||5||4||3||17|
|Thiel (Pa.) (1-2,)||3||2||0||2||7|
|-- 1st --||Mount Union||Thiel (Pa.)|
|Mount Union||12:58||Chris Daley (unassisted)||1||0|
|Mount Union||10:42||Michael Taylor (Carl Sopczyk)||2||0|
|Mount Union||08:15||Josh Stephens (unassisted)||3||0|
|Thiel (Pa.)||06:48||Carmen Papa (unassisted)||3||1|
|Thiel (Pa.)||05:53||Zachary Macurak (unassisted)||3||2|
|Mount Union||05:11||Stephen Jones (unassisted)||4||2|
|Mount Union||02:57||Josh Stephens (unassisted)||5||2|
|Thiel (Pa.)||01:06||UP - Timothy O'Shea (unassisted)||5||3|
|-- 2nd --||Mount Union||Thiel (Pa.)|
|Mount Union||13:55||Hogan Harris (unassisted)||6||3|
|Mount Union||12:54||Carl Sopczyk (Derek Thomas)||7||3|
|Mount Union||10:28||Josh Stephens (Hogan Harris)||8||3|
|Mount Union||07:28||Stephen Jones (unassisted)||9||3|
|Mount Union||05:02||Michael Taylor (Jack Wesner)||10||3|
|Thiel (Pa.)||04:13||Carmen Papa (unassisted)||10||4|
|Thiel (Pa.)||01:22||Carmen Papa (unassisted)||10||5|
|-- 3rd --||Mount Union||Thiel (Pa.)|
|Mount Union||13:25||UP - Michael Taylor (Chris Daley)||11||5|
|Mount Union||11:01||Hogan Harris (Joe Sanislo)||12||5|
|Mount Union||10:13||Jack Wesner (unassisted)||13||5|
|Mount Union||06:51||Josh Bender (Derek Thomas)||14||5|
|-- 4th --||Mount Union||Thiel (Pa.)|
|Thiel (Pa.)||13:32||Francis Ahia (unassisted)||14||6|
|Mount Union||11:21||Chris Daley (Michael Taylor)||15||6|
|Mount Union||08:39||Carl Sopczyk (unassisted)||16||6|
|Thiel (Pa.)||05:07||Francis Ahia (unassisted)||16||7|
|Mount Union||03:47||Derek Thomas (unassisted)||17||7|