PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team was in action today as they were victorious over fifth ranked Mount Olive, 7-5.
The first quarter was a defensive battle as the game remained scoreless. Dylan Dix (Rochester, N.Y. / Gates Chili) came up big in the first half as he made five saves in the quarter.
The Storm broke the scoring drought in the second quarter when Connor Ward (Clarkston, Mich. / Clarkston) found the back of the net off an assist by Mitchell Stokes (New Westminster, B.C. / New Westminster Secondary). The Storm tacked on a second goal four minutes later when Edmond Renaud (Carlisle, Ont. / Waterdown District / Pfeiffer) scored a man up goal for Lake Erie. The Trojans battled back with a pair of goals and tied the game at two. With five seconds remaining in the half, Brandon Donohue (South Buffalo, N.Y. / Bishop Timon St. Jude) scored off an assist by Austin Bishop (Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg) to give the Storm the 3-2 edge at the half.
Lake Erie opened the scoring in the second half when Stokes scored an unassisted goal to make the score 4-2. After a five minute scoreless battle, Donohue gave the Storm a three goal lead with his second goal of the game. With time running out in the third, the Trojans scored a goal and cut the Storm lead to two. One minute later, Donohue gave the Storm a three goal advantage with just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Three minutes into the fourth quarter, Mount Olive scored and cut the Storm lead to, 6-4. Six minutes later, Renaud scored off an assist from Tim Bay (Canadaigua, N.Y. / Canadaigua Academy). The Trojans scored a late goal but the Storm held on to win 7-5.
The Storm was led by Donohue as he had a game high three goals and a groundball for the Storm. Renaud pitched in with a pair of goals. Reed Hnidy (Saskatoon, Sask. / Genesee CC) had a game high five groundballs and four caused turnovers.
Dix was in net for the Storm as he faced 28 total shots, 15 of which were on frame, he made 11 saves, and allowed only five goals.
Lake Erie will be back in action Saturday (March 18) when they travel to take on second ranked Limestone with the game at 1 p.m.