ALLIANCE, Ohio - In their first Ohio Athletic Conference contest as a program the Mount Union men's lacrosse team defeated Capital 9-1 Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.
The Purple Raiders improved their record to 9-3 overall and 1-0 in the OAC while the Crusaders fell to 7-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Mount Union was led by Stephen Jones (Hudson/Hudson) who had two goals and two assists. Josh Stephens (North Canton/Green) and Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont) added two goals apiece for the Raiders.
Mount Union held the Crusaders scoreless in the first quarter while the offense posted three goals to lead 3-0 after the first quarter.
Capital's lone goal came from Michael Trefethern to open the second quarter. Mount Union responded by scoring three more goals to take a 6-1 lead into halftime.
The Raiders tacked on three second half goals from Jones, Stephens and Toren Moore (Columbus/Hilliard Darby) for the final score of 9-1.
Mount Union next plays an OAC game at John Carroll Wednesday, April 16 at 7 pm in University Heights.
Score by period
1 2 3 4 F
Capital 0 1 0 0 1
Mount Union 3 3 2 1 9
|3||1st||03:18||MTU||Even||Hogan Harris||Chris Daley||3-0|
|6||2nd||08:30||MTU||Even||Chris Daley||Stephen Jones||5-1|
|10||4th||01:44||MTU||Even||Toren Moore||Stephen Jones||9-1|