Third-Ranked Dowling Takes Down Storm in ECC Play Despite Four Goals from Bal

Keegan Bal
Keegan Bal

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Freshman attacker Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C./Centennial Secondary) scored the game's first goal but after that it was all Dowling College as the third-ranked Golden Lions jumped out to a 7-1 lead after the first quarter en route to a 20-6 East Coast Conference win over the Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team on Saturday (April 17) in Brookhaven, N.Y.

Bal had four goals to lead the Storm (3-6, 1-4 ECC), including both first-half goals.  He added two goals in the fourth quarter, but Lake Erie trailed 19-4 at that time.

John McClure had seven goals and an assist and Kevin Sabo scored four times and helped on six others for the Lions (9-1, 6-1 ECC), who won for the seventh straight game.  Dowling outshot the Storm 44-22, including a 32-13 edge in shots-on-goal.

Kyle Larsen (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson) and Andrew Donatelli (Galena, Ohio/Olentangy) had the other goals for Lake Erie.

The Storm will face its second straight top-ranked team on Wednesday, April 21, when it travels to Erie, Pa. to play second-ranked Mercyhurst College.

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