Lacrosse opens season with loss at rainy Hendrix

The Hanover College men’s lacrosse squad opened its 2013 campaign with a 12-3 loss on the road to Hendrix College (Ark.). The contest, delayed nearly three hours by storms, was played Monday, Feb. 25, in Conway, Ark.

Hendrix scored three goals in the first period and added two more to grab a 5-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

Freshman midfielder Angelo Butturi (Evansville, Ind.) netted his first collegiate goal with nine minutes left in the half to get Hanover on the scoreboard.

The squads exchanged goals the remainder of the stanza, with sophomore attacker Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.) and sophomore midfielder Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind.) scoring to keep the Panthers within 7-3 at the break.

Hanover outshot Hendrix, 16-15, in the second half, but the Warriors netted three goals in the third quarter and two more in the fourth for the final tally.

Hendrix finished the match with a 35-27 edge in shots. The Panthers’ sophomore goalie Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) posted 14 saves through 60 minutes in the net.

Hanover earned 11-of-19 face-offs, with junior midfielder Derek Coe (Lake Orion, Mich.) collecting five and sophomore midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio) taking four.

Both squads had 48 ground balls. Junior attacker Chris Baney (Lexington, Ky.) led the Panthers with seven, while Sears and Gruber had six apiece.

Hanover at Hendrix (Ark.) statistics