The Oglethorpe men's lacrosse team played a good second half against visiting Huntingdon Tuesday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Track and Field, but it wasn't enough to overcome the first half and the Stormy Petrels fell, 14-5.
The Petrels managed just one goal over the game's first two quarters, that coming from freshman attackman Zach Pagan with 4:48 remaining in the second quarter. It dropped the team's deficit to 7-1 after the visiting Hawks had been up 4-0 after one quarter of play. The half ended with the Petrels behind by eight, 9-1.
The Petrels played much better in the second half, however. They held Huntingdon to just two goals in the second quarter and then outscored them 4-3 in the fourth. Freshman defenseman Eric Seymour picked up the first goal of his career with 7:37 remaining. That was sandwiched around another hat trick from senior attackman Arness Holsey. However, the Petrels got as close as eight, but would get no closer, and Huntingdon pulled away for the nine-goal victory.
Holsey's hat trick came on five shots on goal and six shots overall. Seymour led the team by scooping four ground balls while freshman defenseman Jarred Rienkemeyer caused three turnovers.
Huntingdon outshot the Petrels 43-17, won 15 of 21 faceoffs and scooped 40 ground balls to Oglethorpe's 20.
The 1-3 Petrels (3-4 in all games) return to the field this weekend to host Methodist at the Oglethorpe Track and Field on Saturday afternoon. The game will get started at noon.