ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's lacrosse team earned its first Ohio Athletic Conference victory with a 14-4 win over Muskingum at Mount Union Stadium on Wednesday night
The Purple Raiders, now 6-2, 1-0 OAC, were led by Josh Stephens (North Canton/Green) with a game-high three goals. Ten total Raiders contributed goals in the winning effort.
Muskingum falls to 2-6 and 0-1 in the OAC.
Mount Union took the first command of the game when Stephens and Hogan Harris (Medina/Medina) scored early to give the Raiders a 2-0 lead within the first ten minutes of play. Muskingum responded with two goals of its own by Ian McGougan and David DeGood, which tied the score 2-2 with 03:15 remaining in the first quarter. The Raiders went on a 6-0 run in the second quarter to lead 8-2 at the half. Luke Remlinger (Massillon/Jackson) and Grant Elffers (Hudson/Hudson) chipped in goals to extend the lead in the final stages of the first half.
Mount Union continued to extend its lead to begin the second half of play. The Raiders stretched their 6-0 run with another three goals until Muskingum's Tucker Haas ended the streak with a goal at the 00:03 mark. Mount Union continued to surge in the fourth and sealed the victory. For the game, the Raiders recorded 44 groundballs, 19 clears, and 3 caused turnovers.
Mount Union will return to action on Saturday, April 9th, as they host Ohio Northern in an OAC matchup. The game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Mount Union Stadium.
1 2 3 4 FINAL
MUSK 2 0 1 1 4
MTU 3 5 3 3 14
Muskingum SCORING: GOALS: david degood 1 ; tucker haas 1 ; ian mcgougan 2 . ASSISTS: david degood 1 ; ryan stacey 1 .
Mount Union SCORING: GOALS: andrew dorman 1 ; josh stephens 3 ; brent greenberg 1 ; hunter holt 1 ; hogan harris 1 ; nick west 1 ; anthony cacciavillan 1 ; chris daley 2 ; michael muniak 1 ; luke remlinger 1 ; grant elffers 1 . ASSISTS: derek thomas 1 ; josh stephens 1 ; nick west 1 ; anthony cacciavillan 1 ; michael muniak 1 .