Hanover College’s men’s lacrosse team fell to Augustana University (Ill.), 14-5, in a Midwest Lacrosse Conference tilt, Saturday, April 13, in Rock Island, Ill.
Hanover trailed 4-3 at the intermission, but Augustana outscored the Panthers 10-2 in the second half to pull away for the victory.
Sophomore attacker Matt Weber (Centerville, Ohio) scored three first-half goals to spark Hanover’s offense. Junior midfielder Daniel Mains (Louisville, Ky.) and sophomore attacker Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.) added second-half goals for the Panthers (3-9; 2-5 MLC).
Junior attacker Chris Baney (Lexington, Ky.) assisted on two goals, while Hermes and freshman attacker Justin Winkler (Goshen, Ky.) each had one assist in the first half.
Augustana outshot Hanover, 59-15. Weber fired seven shots. Baney, Mains and Hermes each had two attempts at the net.
Sophomore goaltender Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) totaled a season-high 17 saves. The tally is the second-highest in his career after netting 20 saves in an 11-5 loss to Trine University last season.
The Vikings (6-4; 3-1 MLC) captured 14-of-22 face-offs, converted 35-of-38 clearing opportunities and posted a 58-25 advantage in ground balls.
Junior midfielder Derek Coe (Lake Orion, Mich.), junior defender Sam Kampert (Noblesville, Ind.) and sophomore midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio) led Hanover with four ground balls apiece.
Gruber also earned 7-of-17 face-offs.
Published Saturday, April 13, 2013