PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team was in action today as they were defeated by the University of Indianapolis, 10-7.
The Storm opened the scoring in the first minute of the game when Reid Hnidy (Saskatoon, Sask. / Genesee CC) scored an unassisted goal. The Greyhounds battled back with three straight goals in the quarter to take a 3-1 lead. The Storm halted the run after a seven minute scoreless battle when Edmond Renaud (Carlisle, Ont. / Waterdown District / Pfeiffer) found the back of the net off a feed from Hnidy. The Storm tied the game when Nicholas Tschetter (Hilton, N.Y. / Aquanis Institute)scored with just over two minutes remaining in the first quarter, and the teams entered the second quarter tied at 3-3.
The Greyhounds started the second quarter with back to back goals to take a 5-3 advantage. The Storm answered with a goal of their own when Connor Ward (Clarkston, Mich. / Clarkston) scored off a feed from Mitchell Stokes (New Westminster, B.C. / New Westminster Secondary). The Greyhounds scored late in the second quarter and took a 6-4 lead into the intermission.
At the half the Storm was led Hnidy as he had a goal and an assist in the half.
The third quarter opened up when Anthony Vitale (Penfield, N.Y. / Penfield) scored off an assist from Nick Benningfield (Hamburg, N.Y. / Hamburg/Limestone). Five minutes later the Greyhounds regained a two goal edge, 7-5. The Storm answered back with two consecutive goals late in the quarter. The first goal was scored by Tschetter off a feed from Renaud, and the game tying goal was scored by Gavin Caulfield (West Seneca, N.Y. / Bishop Timon-St. Jude) off an assist from Brandon Donohue (South Buffalo, N.Y. / Bishop Timon St. Jude). The teams entered the four quarters deadlocked at 7 goals apiece.
The Greyhounds scored three goals in the fourth quarter. The Storm was unable to muster a comeback and fell 10-7.
The Storm was led by Hnidy as he had a goal, an assist, and picked up four groundballs. Tschetter added a pair of goals for the Storm.
Lake Erie will be back in action Tuesday (March 28) when they travel to take on Walsh University.