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Bethany Lacrosse Defeated by Bridgewater

April 13 - BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College lacrosse team scored nine seconds into the game, but it would be its only goal of the game, as Bridgewater came away with a 16-1 victory Saturday afternoon.

4462Granich13.jpg The game had a tremendous start for the Bison, as junior Travis Granich (right - Huntington, W.Va.) won the opening faceoff, grabbed the ground ball and passed off to sophomore Brendan Wessells (Severna Park, Md.), who ripped a shot into the mesh for the opening goal just nine seconds into the contest. It’s the quickest goal to open the game by the Bison in the program’s three-year history.

The rest of the scoring would be done by the Eagles (4-8), who put five goals on the board by the end of the first quarter and then extended the cushion to 8-1 by halftime. Bridgewater, who had 75 shots in the game, would score seven more times in the third quarter and capped the scoring with a goal in the final period.

In net for Bethany was junior C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.), who made 34 saves in the game. He also had four ground balls to tie junior Dylan Radwanski (Toronto, Ohio) for the team lead.

The Bison are off for a week before returning to game action with a match-up at Franciscan at 3 p.m.