Men's Lacrosse: Mount Union Defeats Ohio Northern In OAC Play

Josh Stephens (Photo: Steven Kachilla)
Josh Stephens (Photo: Steven Kachilla)

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's lacrosse team recorded an Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Ohio Norhtern by a score of 13-8 on Saturday afternoon at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders, now 7-2, 2-0 OAC, were led by Josh Stephens (Medina/Medina) and Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont) with three goals each. Eight total players scored in the winning effort.

The Polar Bears, now 7-2, 0-1 OAC, were led by Anthony Pavone, Noah St. Croix, and Max Weese with two goals each.

In the first half of play, Mount Union took the first command of the day off a goal by Josh Stephens (North Canton/Green) with 12:20 remaining in the first quarter. Anthony Pavone tied the game for Ohio Northern with a goal of his own with 02:51 remaining in the first. The first quarter ended with the scored tied at 1-1. The Raiders surged ahead in the second quarter, going on a 7-1 within the first ten minutes. Mount Union scored eight goals in the second quarter alone. Ohio Northern's Steven Slagle scored to stop the Raider's run with a goal at the 01:51. Mount Union led 9-3 at the half.

The Raiders continued to extend their lead in the early stages of the second half. Stephens, Daley, and  Hogan Harris (Medina/Medina) all scored within the first ten minutes of the quarter. Mount Union gained its largest lead of the day of eight, 13-5, off a goal by Daley at the 06:50 mark. Both teams finished with four goals in the third quarter and the Raiders led 13-7. Pavone scored the lone goal in the fourth quarter for Ohio Northern with 00:06 remaining in the game. For the day, Mount Union recorded 20 points, 43 groundballs, and five caused turnovers.

The Raiders are back in action on Wednesday, April 13th, as they host John Carroll. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start.

 

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Ohio Northern SCORING: GOALS: steven slagle 1 ; anthony pavone 2 ; drew eramo 1 ; max weese 2 ; noah st croix 2 . ASSISTS: steven slagle 6 .

 Mount Union SCORING: GOALS: andrew dorman 1 ; derek thomas 1 ; josh stephens 3 ; brent greenberg 2 ; hogan harris 1 ; chris daley 3 ; grant elffers 1 ; kyle adams 1 . ASSISTS: derek thomas 1 ; hogan harris 3 ; nick west 1 ; michael muniak 2