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Arrington Breaks Scoring Mark, but Bison Fall at Alma
March 30 - ALMA, Mich. – Senior Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson) scored three goals and had two assists, as he broke his own single-season scoring record, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Bethany College lacrosse team from suffering an 11-7 loss at Alma Saturday afternoon.
The Bison (2-7) scored the initial goal of the game when Arrington assisted on a goal by senior Zach Gordon (Leesburg, Va./Heritage) at the 9:50 mark. That was followed by four straight goals from Alma (3-5) before Gordon (right) scored his second of the game late in the first quarter to make it a 4-2 deficit.
The Scots scored the first two goals of the second period to take their lead to 6-2, but the Bison clipped one off the deficit late in the half when Arrington was set up by sophomore Brendon Wessells (Severna Park, Md.) for a goal with 2:48 left in the stanza. The Bison would also notch the first goal of the second half when junior Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.) finished off an assist by Arrington midway through the third quarter and BC was back within two goals at 6-4.
The assist was also the 22nd point of the season for Arrington, which broke his own previous record of 21 set in the Bison’s first varsity season in 2011.
That goal would be answered by three straight scores from the Scots and their lead stood at 9-4 with 10 minutes to play in the game. The Bison attempted a comeback by scoring three of the next four goals. Wessells has one and Arrington made it a hat trick for the day with two strikes, including the second with 2:56 on the clock to bring the Green and White within a 10-7 margin.
That was as close as Bethany would get, as Alma capped the scoring with a goal at the 2:18 mark. The three goals in the game by Arrington (right) give him 16 for the year, which also ties his previous single-season standard set in 2011. The Bison totaled 29 ground balls in the game, with four players collecting four each to lead the way.
The starter in goal was junior C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.), who stopped 14 shots in the defeat.
The Bison will return home for its next game, as BC hosts Southern Virginia on Friday at 5 p.m.