Storm Falls Behind Early in Loss

Josh Becker
Josh Becker
PERRY, Ohio – The Lake Erie men's lacrosse team fell behind 5-0 and could never recover against East Coast Conference opponent Seton Hill, which beat the Storm, 13-5, on Wednesday (April 28) night at Perry High School's Alumni Stadium.
 
The Griffins (9-3, 5-3 ECC) scored four times in the first quarter and Greg Chaples added his second goal of the game early in the second before Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y./Salamanca) put the Storm on the board with 8:37 to play in the first half.
 
The teams alternated goals until the end of the third quarter, but with Lake Erie starting in the 5-0 hole, it was not enough to overcome the deficit. The Griffins scored all three goals in the fourth quarter to eliminate any threat of a Storm comeback.
 
Becker scored twice to lead the Storm and Kyle Larsen (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson), Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C./Centennial Secondary) and Joeyjohn French (Tully, N.Y./Tully) added one goal apiece. Larsen's assist gave him two points to match Becker's pair.
 
Seton Hill was able to dominate in the hustle categories, leading ground balls (37-27) and faceoffs (13-8). The Griffins scored on two of its three man-up opportunities, while the Storm was limited to a 2-for-6 output.
 
Goalkeeper Alex Wisner (Sylvania, Ohio/Northview) made 11 saves in the game.
 
The Storm will have a couple days off before returning to the pitch on Saturday (May 1) 12 p.m. when it hosts Molloy at Alumni Stadium.