March 9 - HANOVER, Ind. – Despite a pair of goals by senior Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson), the Bethany College lacrosse team dropped to 0-3 for the season with a 24-2 loss at Hanover (Ind.) College.
For the third straight game, the Bison fell behind very early in the game, as the Panthers scored the initial goal 1:30 into the contest. Hanover would score four more times in the quarter to build a 5-0 lead. Bethany put its first goal on the board in the early stages of the second quarter. An illegal body check by the home team put BC a man up and Arrington (right) took advantage by scoring off an assist from senior Zach Gordon (Leesburg, Va./Heritage) to make a 5-1 deficit.
The rest of the second period belonged to the Panthers, who scored seven times to take their advantage to 12-1 by halftime. After Hanover struck for seven more in the third quarter, Bethany scored their second goal a short time into the fourth. Arrington would notch his second of the day, an unassisted tally, at the 13:44 mark of the final quarter to complete the scoring for Bethany.
With his two-goal performance, Arrington has collected three goals and two assists in just two games this season. Arrington also totaled four ground balls in the game, as did freshman Aaron Bynum (Prince Frederick, Md./Calvert), which was one behind junior Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.), who led the team with five for the day.
Junior C.J. Studnicky (right - Severna Park, Md.), who entered the day leading the nation in saves per game with 21.5, turned aside 18 more in the game. Freshman Devyn Bellerive (Keedysville, Md./Boonsboro) played a little more than 20 minutes in the game and stopped four shots.
Bethany will return to action Wednesday in the start of the busiest part of the schedule. The Bison will travel to Defiance (Ohio) College for a 4 p.m. face off on Wednesday, which will be the team’s first of three games in four days.