ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Mount Union men's lacrosse team won their third straight game as they defeated Hiram 16-3 in the opening game of their two-game home stand Wednesday evening under the lights at Mount Union Stadium.
The Purple Raiders (4-3) were led by Hogan Harris (Medina/Medina) as he tallied four goals in the victory.
Hiram (1-2) took a two-goal advantage, as Greg Summers scored back-to-back goals for the Terrier's, before Carl Sopczyk (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) put the Raiders on the board with 5:09 remaining in the first. Josh Bender (Delaware/Delaware Hayes) followed Sopczyk's lead as he found the back of the net to tie the game at two.
Mount Union took a 3-2 lead at the 10:38 mark of the second only to see Hiram tie seconds later from John Deegan. The Raiders tallied three unanswered goals, as Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont) scored with 15 seconds remaining, and Mount Union went into the locker room leading 6-3.
The Raiders scored 10 goals in the final two quarters, to make it the final 16-3.
Mount Union out shot Hiram 44-12, as Collin Peters (Portland, Ore./Sunset) had three saves and earned his fourth win.
The Raiders remain at home, as they host Franciscan Saturday at 3:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium.
|Mount Union (4-3)||2||4||5||5||16|
|-- 1st --||Hiram||Mount Union|
|Hiram||12:14||Greg Summers (unassisted)||1||0|
|Hiram||09:19||Greg Summers (unassisted)||2||0|
|Mount Union||05:09||Carl Sopczyk (unassisted)||2||1|
|Mount Union||04:15||Josh Bender (Stephen Jones)||2||2|
|-- 2nd --||Hiram||Mount Union|
|Mount Union||10:38||Toren Moore (unassisted)||2||3|
|Hiram||09:55||John Deegan (unassisted)||3||3|
|Mount Union||06:05||Hogan Harris (Toren Moore)||3||4|
|Mount Union||02:04||Hogan Harris (Derek Thomas)||3||5|
|Mount Union||00:15||Chris Daley (unassisted)||3||6|
|-- 3rd --||Hiram||Mount Union|
|Mount Union||13:04||Josh Stephens (unassisted)||3||7|
|Mount Union||11:02||Hogan Harris (Chris Daley)||3||8|
|Mount Union||10:16||Michael Taylor (Toren Moore)||3||9|
|Mount Union||04:25||Jack Wesner (unassisted)||3||10|
|Mount Union||01:03||UP - Stephen Jones (unassisted)||3||11|
|-- 4th --||Hiram||Mount Union|
|Mount Union||12:33||Chris Daley (unassisted)||3||12|
|Mount Union||11:04||Jack Wesner (unassisted)||3||13|
|Mount Union||09:52||Hogan Harris (Derek Thomas)||3||14|
|Mount Union||09:07||Josh Bender (Joe Sanislo)||3||15|
|Mount Union||03:54||Josh Stephens (Joe Sanislo)|