March 4, 2013

Men's Lacrosse Falls in Montgomery, 12-5

The Oglethorpe men's lacrosse team played its first road game of the season Monday afternoon, falling to the Huntingdon Hawks in Montgomery, Ala., 12-5.

Things did not start well for the Petrels, as they fell behind 3-0 in the first quarter, then gave up two more in the first five minutes of the second before scoring a goal of their own off the stick of sophomore Jake Godwin. Godwin finished a pass from junior Arness Holsey for the tally, cutting the Huntingdon lead to 5-1.

However, the Hawks converted an extra-man opportunity later in the period, then scored three more times in the third, for a 9-1 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Oglethorpe played better in the fourth, getting a hat trick from junior Dylan Stanley in the period. He scored three unassisted goals at 12:16, 6:36, and 3:15 of the period, respectively, and Holsey added a man-down goal as time expired, giving the Petrels five goals on the day. However, Huntingdon scored three more times during the period, as well, accounting for the 12-5 final scoreline.

Stanley's three goals came on eight shots, five of while were on target. Godwin scored a goal on three shots, while Holsey picked up a goal and an assist on eight shots, six of which were on target. He also scooped five ground balls. Senior defender Nick Pizzo scooped seven ground balls on the afternoon.

Junior goalkeeper Cooper O'Brien made 18 saves on the 30 shots he faced, and tallied four ground balls, as well.

The loss drops the Petrels to 1-3 on the season. They will next be in action Wednesday night, when they welcome Beloit to the new Oglethorpe Track and Field at 8 p.m.

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