9/1: WSOC at Marietta (W, 3-2), XC at Muskingum (M - 2nd/W - 2nd), FH vs Wooster (W, 3-2 (2OT)); 9/2: WT vs Geneva (L, 8-1), MSOC at Frostburg State (L, 2-0)
BETHANY LOSES AT WOOSTER IN GAME STOPPED BY LIGHTNING
Feb. 29 - WOOSTER, Ohio – The Bethany College men’s lacrosse team suffered its second loss in three days to open the season, falling by a 19-1 count at Wooster in a contest delayed once by lightning and then stopped with 4:43 to play in the fourth quarter due to lightning.
The Scots (2-0) grabbed the lead early on and never let up. Wooster’s Pat Henderson scored with just 1:09 off the clock and the Bison (0-2) were forced to play catch-up early. It was 5-0 Scots when Bethany picked up its goal. Freshman Trey Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto), who scored twice in BC’s opener against Hanover Monday, struck for an unassisted goal with 1:49 to go in the period. The Bison would not be able to pick up more momentum, as the home team struck for a goal with one second left in the quarter to take a 6-1 advantage.
Wooster’s margin grew to 10-1 by halftime with four second-quarter goals. The first weather delay occurred with about five minutes to play in the third quarter and when the clouds parted long enough, the Scots extended their lead to 19-1 before lightning appeared again and forced an early ending to the match-up.
For the Bison, sophomore Eric Sowinski (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton-LaSalle) had three ground balls and forced two turnovers, while sophomore Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.) also scooped three ground balls. In goal, sophomore C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.) made 18 saves.
Bethany will be off from game action until next Thursday, March 8th when they host Alvernia (Pa.) College at 4 p.m.