Men's Lacrosse: Mount Union Makes Comeback But Falls Short Against Olivet

Hogan Harris (Photo: Steve Kachilla)
Hogan Harris (Photo: Steve Kachilla)

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's lacrosse team fell 10-9 to Olivet (Mich.) Wednesday evening in a non-conference matchup at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders, now 3-2, were led by Brent Greenberg (Gaithersburg, Md/Quince Orchard), Hogan Harris (Medina/Medina), and Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont)who all chipped in 2 goals. Mount Union had six total players contribute goals on the night.

Olivet, 1-4, was led by Dakota Badder with three goals.

The Comets surged out to a quick 3-0 lead with 9:18 remaining in the first quarter of play. Dakota Badder scored two goals for Olivet in the first quarter alone. The Comets scored two more unanswered goals to end the quarter on top, 5-0.

Mount Union earned its first score of the game off a goal by Harris with  1:57 remaining in the half. Nick West (Newton, N.J./Kittatinny Regional) scored another goal with 0:05 remaining in the half, and Olivet led 6-2 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Greenberg added another score for Mount Union with 13:25 remaining in the quarter. Bryce Drew and Nino Minaudo scored goals early to extend the Olivet lead to 8-3.

Greenberg scored another goal with 13:12 in the fourth quarter to start a 4-0 run for the Raiders. Daley scored two consecutive goals while Josh Stephens (North Canton/Green) added a score to come within one, 8-7, with 10:55 remaining in the game. Harris tied the game, 8-8, with 8:03 remaining in the game. Mount Union gained its first lead of the night off a goal by Michael Muniak (Medina/Medina) with 6:55 left in the contest. With 2:13 remaining in the game,  Badder  tied the game with a goal of his own. The Comets earned the win off a last second goal by Tyler Polendo to win 10-9.

Mount Union is back in action next Satruday, Mar. 26, when they host La Roche (Pa.). The game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Box Score


1              2              3              4              Final

5              1              2              2              10

0              2              1              6              9


Olivet SCORING: GOALS: dakota badder 3 ; tyler polendo 2 ; logan krieger 1 ; zach sanders 1 ; nino minaudo 2 ; bryce drew 1 . ASSISTS: nino minaudo 2 .

Mount Union SCORING: GOALS: josh stephens 1 ; brent greenberg 2 ; hogan harris 2 ; nick west 1 ; chris daley 2 ; michael muniak 1 .