Men's Lacrosse: Daley's Goal in Final Minute Lifts Mount Union to Fourth Straight Win
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Freshman Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont) scored the game winning goal with 36 seconds to play to lift Mount Union's men's lacrosse team to a 6-5 win over Trine (Ind.) Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.
The Purple Raiders are 5-3 overall and have won four straight games which is the longest win streak since the rebirth of the program after a near 20 year hiatus last season.
Trine (0-6) started the scoring with a goal from Paul Carlquist 2:13 into the game then Michael Taylor (Broadview Hts/Brecksville-Broadview Hts) tied the game with a man down goal at the 5:49 mark as the first quarter ended 1-1.
The Thunder scored twice in the span of 43 seconds almost midway through the second quarter to go up 3-1 and Daley scored with 4:57 left in the period to close the deficit to 3-2 at the half.
Taylor tied the game with a goal for the Raiders in the first three minutes of the third quarter and Mount Union took a 5-3 lead on back-to-back goals from Stephen Jones (Hudson/Hudson) at 10:49 and 4:26 left in the quarter. Jake Ahearn scored for Trine right before the end of the period and it was 5-4 heading to the fourth.
Ahearn tied the game with a goal with 3:17 left in regulation before Daley scored the game-winner.
Jones had two goals and an assist while Daley and Taylor each had two goals for the Raiders.
Collin Peters (Portland, Ore./Sunset) had 17 saves in goal to pick up his fifth win for Mount Union.
The Raiders next play Wednesday, March 26 at 7 pm at Bethany (W.Va.) College in Bethany, West Virginia.
|Trine (Ind.) (0-6)||1||2||1||1||5|
|Mount Union (5-3)||1||1||3||1||6|
|-- 1st --||Trine (Ind.)||Mount Union|
|Trine (Ind.)||12:47||Paul Carlquist (unassisted)||1||0|
|Mount Union||05:49||DN - Michael Taylor (unassisted)||1||1|
|-- 2nd --||Trine (Ind.)||Mount Union|
|Trine (Ind.)||09:44||Chris Ward (unassisted)||2||1|
|Trine (Ind.)||09:01||Patrick Walker (Brandon Walters)||3||1|
|Mount Union||04:57||Chris Daley (Derek Thomas)||3||2|
|-- 3rd --||Trine (Ind.)||Mount Union|
|Mount Union||12:17||Michael Taylor (Stephen Jones)||3||3|
|Mount Union||10:49||Stephen Jones (unassisted)||3||4|
|Mount Union||04:26||Stephen Jones (unassisted)||3||5|
|Trine (Ind.)||00:27||Jake Ahearn (unassisted)||4||5|
|-- 4th --||Trine (Ind.)||Mount Union|
|Trine (Ind.)||03:17||Jake Ahearn (unassisted)||5||5|
|Mount Union||00:36||Chris Daley (unassisted)||5||6|