(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) – The loaded schedule of nationally ranked teams continued for Lake Erie as it welcomed No. 11 Seton Hill to Jack Britt Stadium on Saturday evening. Unfortunately for the Storm (2-9, 2-2), the Griffins (9-3, 4-0) were the ones came out on the upper end of an 18-11 score.
Despite being down as many as eight goals, the Storm rallied back to make it a four-goal game on a few occasions and threatened to close the game even more. Lake Erie came out of halftime on fire and outscored the Griffins 4-1 in the third period. Patrick Bay opened the frame with a goal just 2:16 in. After Seton Hill answered, Micah Daigle, Matt Cromie, and Kyle Barna all found the back of the net as well to make it 13-9 headed to the fourth.
Seton Hill was able to stave off any further closer by the Storm as they opened the quarter with a goal and answered both of Lake Erie's scores with two more of its own.
Despite the loss, Micah Daigle had a monster game with five goals and an assist for six points. Patrick bay added five points on a goal and four assists, most of which went to Daigle.
Conor Sharkey was tested throughout, but still came away at 50% on save percentage with 18 saves.
Ryan Manbeck led the visitors with four goals and two assists.
Lake Erie still remains in the hunt for the G-MAC Tournament and will wrap up the regular season with a pair of road contests in West Virginia. The first of those will come this Tuesday when the Storm travels to Alderson Broaddus. Face-off is set for 4 p.m.