March 31 – BETHANY, W.Va. – Looking for a win after a tough last game, the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team fell short to Washington & Jefferson after a difficult first half, 19-3.
The Presidents were quick out of the gate, having Mark Ringeling and Andrew Wallick put two up a piece within the first ten minutes of play. Before the end of the first quarter, sophomore Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson) took the ball thirty yards and wailed it into the back of the net. To close off the first quarter, the Presidents’ put another one in, ending the quarter, 5-1.
Within the first two minutes of the second half, W&J put three more goals up, extending the Bison deficit to 8-1. Freshman Brandon Schnupp (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton-LaSalle) took the ball through the defenseman and also put it in the net. After that, the Presidents’ managed another two goals, soon followed by an additional goal from Arrington assisted by freshman Kyle Romanek (Brunswick, Md.).
The visiting team continued to post numbers as the Bison remained scoreless after the second half. The deficit was too much for the Bison to overcome, falling to Presidents’, 19-3.
In addition to his two goals, Arrington scooped up four ground balls. Schnupp put up one goal and also grabbed four ground balls. Goaltender C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.) made nine saves.
Bethany will be back at Bison Stadium Saturday April 2 to face Grand Canyon University traveling from Arizona. The game is set to start at 1 p.m.