Early Lead Doesn't Hold Up as Storm Falls in ECC Road Tilt Under the Lights at Dominican

Early Lead Doesn't Hold Up as Storm Falls in ECC Road Tilt Under the Lights at Dominican

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PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but Dominican College (N.Y.) outscored the Storm 14-2 the rest of the way, including a seven-gaol fourth quarter, en route to a 14-6 East Coast Conference victory Saturday night (March 20) in Hillburn, N.Y.
Freshman Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C./Centennial Secondary) scored three goals and added two assists for the Storm (1-3, 0-2). Classmate Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y./Salamanca) scored twice for Lake Erie.
Becker scored the game's first goal, less than 1:30 into action. Bal followed with back-to-back goals midway through the period and freshman Kyle Larsen (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson) made it 4-0 with 5:26 left in the first quarter.
But Dominican (3-2, 2-0) scored twice in the final two minutes of the opening frame to close the gap, then scored three times in the second to take the lead. Becker scored for the Storm 1:34 before halftime to tie the game at 5-5 heading into intermission.
Elliott Shepard and Jesse Peterson scored in the third to put the Chargers up 7-5 after three quarters and Peterson scored again early in the fourth to make it 8-5. It was a 10-5 game midway through the quarter when Bal scored for the third time to cut the deficit to 10-6. But the Chargers responded with four goals in the final 5:14 to close the game.
Alex Jones led the Chargers with four goals and a pair of assists. In addition to the two goals, Peterson added two assists to finish with four points. Goalkeeper Brendan Bonacum made 17 saves.
Freshman Alex Wisner (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) made 14 saves for the Storm.
Lake Erie returns to action on Wednesday, March 24, when it hosts ECC foe Wheeling Jesuit University in the Storm's home opener. Game time is 6 p.m. at Perry High School's Alumni Stadium in Perry, Ohio.