Lacrosse drops MLC tilt to Trine

Hanover College’s men’s lacrosse team fell to Trine University, 11-5, in a Midwest Lacrosse Conference match Saturday, April 14, at L.S. Ayres Field.

Freshmen midfielder Josh Green (Beaumaris, Australia) and Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored two goals apiece for Hanover, which dipped to 4-10 overall and 1-6 in the league with the setback.

Freshman goalie Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) posted a season-high 20 saves through 60 minutes in the Panthers’ net.

Trine jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first three minutes of action.

Sophomore attacker Chris Baney (Lexington, Ky.) got Hanover on the scoreboard with 3:39 left in the first quarter off an assist from freshman midfielder Nick Piscitelli (Louisville Ky.).

The Thunder scored with just 2.4 seconds left in the first period to bump the cushion to 3-1.

Green and Karnick each scored within a 30-second span five minutes into the second quarter, while sandwiching a Trine goal, to pull the Panthers within 4-3.

Trine, however, scored twice in the final two minutes of the first half to grab a 6-3 lead at the break.

Karnick scored his second goal in the opening minute of the third quarter to trim the margin to 6-4, but the Thunder countered with three straight goals to build a 9-4 advantage midway through the period.

Green netted his second goal of the contest with 5:15 left in the third stanza to keep the Panthers within 9-5.

Trine (7-4; 4-2 MLC) held Hanover scoreless through the final 15 minutes of action and added two goals in the middle of the fourth period for the final margin.

Freshman midfielder Mitchell Miller (Fishers, Ind.) and Green attempted seven shots apiece to lead Hanover’s attack. Karnick had six shots for the Panthers, which totaled 26 as a team.

Hanover earned 10-of-19 face-offs and collected 23 ground balls. Freshman midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio) had a team-high seven grounds balls and Miller picked up five.

The Panthers were successful on 13-of-21 clears, while Trine converted 21 of its 23 opportunities.

Hanover vs. Trine statistics