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Bethany’s Studnicky Sets School Record in Loss to Hope
March 15 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Junior goalie C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.) set a new single-game school record with 32 saves, but 13 first-half goals propelled visiting Hope (Mich.) College to a 18-5 victory over the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team Friday evening at Bison Stadium
The Flying Dutchmen (4-0) broke out to a quick lead, scoring twice in the first 40 seconds. The lead grew to 4-0 before Bethany (1-4) notched its first goal when sophomore Vince Frammartino (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls) scored off an assist from sophomore Brendan Wessells (Severna Park, Md.). Hope struck back quickly with three goals in just over a minute before the end of the quarter to build a 7-1 lead.
The second quarter was all Hope as well, with the visitors scoring 21 seconds into the period and tallying a total of six to ring up a 13-1 advantage by halftime. The third quarter had a similar start for the Dutchmen, as Josh Kamstra, who totaled six goals and two assists in the game, picked up one of his scores 38 seconds into the quarter.
Following that goal, the Bison offense started clicking. Bethany sophomore Trey Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) scored an unassisted goal with just under four minutes gone in the quarter, his fifth of the year. Kamstra came right back for Hope to score another, but then the Green and White reeled off three consecutive goals. Senior Zach Gordon (right - Leesburg, Va./Heritage) had a hand in all three tallies, as he set up a pair of goals by senior Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson).
The first Arrington goal came at the 10:27 mark and two minutes later, the Gordon-to-Arrington connection worked again for another score. It marked the third consecutive game that Arrington has scored twice, as he now has team-highs with seven goals and two assists. The two assists gives Gordon a team-leading three on the year and the senior chipped in his first goal of the season when he scored with 6:27 to play in the third quarter to cut the Hope lead to 15-5.
Although Studnicky did his best against a barrage of Dutchmen shots, as the visitors finished the game with 83 attempts, Hope would go on to score the final three goals of the game. Two came before the end of the third period and the final strike occurred with 4:43 to play in the fourth quarter. However, Studnicky prevented the Dutchmen from adding more on, as he turned aside 10 shots in the fourth period to reach the new Bethany record of 32 saves.
Prior to his performance Friday, Studnicky (right), who has started in goal all three years the Bison have been a varsity program, held the record with 22 stops, which came in the season opener against Otterbein. Studnicky may also be the single-game leader in all of NCAA Division III this season, as his 32 saves topped the previous game-high of 31 set by Neumann’s Alex Becker in a game against Richard Stockton on Feb. 27th. Becker’s total was the high mark through games played before March 10th.
In addition to his high save count, Studnicky also picked a team-leading seven ground balls. Frammartino and Wessells had four ground balls each and sophomore David Zorn (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton-LaSalle) created four turnovers to pace Bethany.
The Bison will be right back on the field Saturday afternoon when they host Hiram (Ohio) College. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.