Hanover College’s men’s lacrosse squad lost a Midwest Lacrosse Conference match at the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio), 12-3, Wednesday, April 24, in Delhi, Ohio.
Sophomore attacker Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.) tallied two goals and an assist to lead Hanover, which slipped to 4-10 overall and 3-6 in the MLC.
Mount St. Joseph (9-7; 6-3 MLC) led just 4-2 at the half, but outscored the Panthers 8-1 in the second half to pull away for the league victory.
Sophomore midfielder Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 64 seconds into the match to give Hanover an early lead. The squads went scoreless for the following 10 minutes before the Lions netted an equalizer.
Hermes, who fired just three shots in the contest, scored his first goal to tie the match at 2-2 early in the second period. He added an unassisted goal, his team-leading 31st of the season, midway through the fourth quarter.
Hanover earned 10-of-18 face-offs, but trailed the Lions 38-25 in shots, 18-17 in ground balls and committed 18 turnovers.
Sophomore midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio) won 8-of-14 face-offs and led the Panthers with six ground balls.
Sophomore goalie Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) posted five saves.
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013