The Hanover College men’s lacrosse team’s five-match winning streak came to a halt with a 24-10 loss to Concordia University (Wis.) in a Midwest Lacrosse Conference clash in Mequon, Wis.
Concordia (4-2; 3-0 MLC) jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first half. Hanover scored seven goals in the third period to close the gap to 13-9 heading into the fourth frame. The Falcons, however, outscored the Panthers 11-1 in the final 15 minutes to pull away for the victory.
Junior midfielder Zac Cheatle (Fox River Grove, Ill.), along with junior attackers Josh Green (Beaumaris, Australia) and Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.), each scored two goals for Hanover.
The Panthers had just nine attempts at the net in the first half and were outshot, 55-33, in the contest.
Junior midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned 17-of-36 face-offs and led Hanover with seven ground balls.
Freshman midfielder Frank Vest (Nashville, Tenn.) picked up six ground balls and also contributed a goal and two assists.
The Panthers committed 23 turnovers and were successful on 12-of-20 clears.
Junior goalies Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) and Austin Czisny (Gurnee, Ill.) each played 30 minutes in Hanover's net and posted four saves.
The Panthers, off to the best start in school history, slipped to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference with the setback.
Published Saturday, March 22, 2014