Hanover College’s men’s lacrosse squad evened its Midwest Lacrosse Conference record at 1-1 with a 19-8 victory against the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Wis.). The league clash was played Saturday, March 23, at L.S. Ayres Field.
Sophomore attacker Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.) racked up a school-record seven assists, while sophomores Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Matt Weber (Centerville, Ohio) netted five goals apiece to lead Hanover (2-4).
The Panthers’ offense generated a school-record 75 shots, out-gunning the Raiders 75-30, and scored on 4-of-7 extra-man opportunities. Karnick led the blitz with 23 shots, junior attacker Chris Baney (Lexington, Ky.) had 14 and Weber fired 12 attempts at the net.
Hermes scored all three of his goals and tallied three assists to help Hanover build a 9-3 lead at the half.
Karnick scored three goals and Hermes added three more assists as the Panthers outscored the Milwaukee School of Engineering 7-2 in the third period to surge ahead 16-5.
Hanover earned 24-of-31 face-offs and converted 31-of-34 clears.
Freshman midfielder Angelo Butturi (Evansville, Ind.) won 13-of-14 face-offs. Sophomore midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio) was successful on 11-of-17.
Butturi and junior midfielder Zac Cheatle (Fox River Grove, Ill.) led the squad with eight ground balls.
Sophomore goalies Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.), Branden Geyer (Centerville, Ohio) and Austin Czisny (Gurnee, Ill.) each played nearly 20 minutes in the Panthers’ net.
Sears and Czisny each totaled three saves.
Published Saturday, March 23, 2013