MENTOR, OHIO – Lake Erie College (5-5) allowed just a lone goal, the best defensive effort in program history, en route to a 17-1 win over Ohio Valley University (3-6) at Mentor High School's JTO Stadium in Mentor, Ohio.
The game was played at Mentor as part of Lake Erie's first Youth Lacrosse Night. A contest featuring the Mentor Youth Lacrosse All-Stars preceded the match.
The one goal allowed broke the previous Storm best of four, set three times the past three seasons.
Junior Andrew Stockman (Medford, N.Y/Patchoque-Medford) scored a career-high six times, surpassing his season total of five entering the contest. Freshman Matthew Redmond (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) scored four times, sophomore Trevor Tarte (Amherstburg, Ontario/Kiski Prep) netted three goals and sophomore Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, SK/Bishop Jones Mahoney) had a pair.
The first quarter was low scoring after Redmond scored 1:18 into the game. The only other score of the quarter was by Harding at the 3:42 mark.
The offense picked up in the second quarter when Stockton scored two goals in a 13 second span. They were the first of six goals in the quarter with junior Chris Manley (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) scoring on a beautiful individual effort with just a second left in the half.
The third quarter started slow before picking up in the final five minutes. Tarte scored his second goal of the game at 4:14 and Harding put the Storm ahead 10-0 before Ohio Valley used a two man advantage to get on the board at 2:43 when Nathan Carpenter scored. Stockman again went on a personal run, scoring twice within an eight second span in the final 30 seconds of the quarter for a 12-1
The Storm piled on in the fourth with five more goals while keeping Ohio Valley out of the attack zone.
Lake Erie outshot Ohio Valley, 59-6, while the Fighting Scots making 19 saves.
In goal, junior Dylan White (Brockport, N.Y/Brockport) made his first start of the season and made three saves.
Lake Erie's final four contests are all at home back at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium starting next Wednesday with an East Coast Conference matchup vs. Wheeling Jesuit University at 6:00 p.m.