Men's Lacrosse: Defeats Hiram in Game One of Two-Game Home Stand

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.

Hiram (1-2) 2 1 0 0 3
Mount Union (4-3) 2 4 5 5 16
SCORING SUMMARY
-- 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)
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