Storm Offense Sluggish in Defeat

Joe Kudla
Joe Kudla

PERRY, Ohio – The Lake Erie men's lacrosse team could not muster an offensive attack in the first half on its way to a 13-3 loss to visiting ECC opponent Molloy College on Saturday (May 1) afternoon.
 
The Lions (4-9, 3-6 ECC) dominated the first half, taking an 8-0 lead into halftime. Molloy pushed the lead to 12-0 before freshman midfielder Joe Kudla (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) put the Storm on the board with a goal with 34 seconds remaining in the third quarter. It was Kudla's first goal of the season.
 
Freshman attacker Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y./Salamanca) scored early in the fourth quarter to make it 12-2 off a feed from freshman midfielder Matthew Curcio (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim).
 
After a Molloy goal, Becker scored again to close the scoring with 9:24 to play.
 
Eight different players scored goals for Molloy, including three by Albert Maione. He also added two assists after entering the game tied for sixth in assists in the ECC. Matt Dolan had three assists to go along with a goal.
 
The Lions also got some outstanding goalkeeping as Tommy Bruno and Glenn Greubel combined to stop 17 Lake Erie shots.
 
Molloy held advantages in shots (48-39), ground balls (32-25) and cleared successfully on 17 of its 18 attempts. The Lions was 2-for-3 in man-up opportunities.
 
The Storm will play on the road for its final two games next weekend. Lake Erie will play conference opponents Mercy and No. 5 C.W. Post on May 8 and May 9. Both games start at 1 p.m.