Mar 24, 2010
PERRY, OHIO – Ed Monahan scored with 4:01 left to give visiting Wheeling Jesuit a 9-8 victory over the Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team in a back-and-forth East Coast Conference contest Wednesday (March 24) night at Alumni Stadium in Perry.
The first home game in Lake Erie history featured five ties before the Cardinals (1-4, 1-1 ECC) eked out their first win of the season. The Storm (1-4, 0-3 ECC) has lost two straight.
Jeff Arneson scored the game's first goal to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead less than 1:30 into the contest. The Storm answered back when freshman Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C./Centennial Secondary) found the net with 2:07 left in the quarter to tie the game.
A pair of goals by freshman Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y./Salamanca) and one by classmate Colin Duncan (Marietta, N.Y./Manilus Pebble Hill/Siena) had the Storm up 4-2 midway through the second quarter, by Wheeling Jesuit scored twice, getting goals from Arneson and John Dunbar, to tie the game at 4-4 heading into halftime.
After Erc Jenkins scored to give Wheeling Jesuit a 5-4 lead, Becker scored his third goal of the contest to again knot the score.
Colin Jack and Dunbar scored to give the Cardinals the largest lead of the night at 7-5, but again Lake Erie had a response. Freshman Joeyjohn French (Tully, N.Y./Tully) and Bal hit paydirt to make it a 7-7 game.
Jack scored again to put Wheeling Jesuit up 8-7 heading into the fourth quarter. Lake Erie freshman Chris Manley (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) tied the game at 8-8 with 12:19 to go.
The two teams then buckled down for the next eight minutes before Monahan connected for the game-winner.
Becker's three goals were a career high while Bal scored multiple goals for the fourth straight game. He also had an assist for a three-point night. Freshman goalkeeper Alex Wisner (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Southview) made 15 saves in net.
Dunbar, Arneson and Jack all scored twice to lead Wheeling Jesuit. Jim LaPenna and Joe Sims combined for nine saves. The Cardinals outshot the Storm 37-25.
Lake Erie continues its four-game homestand at Alumni Stadium next Thursday, April 1, against ECC foe Chestnut Hill at 7 p.m..