Bison Lacrosse Season Ends with PAC Tournament Loss at Saint Vincent
May 1 - LATROBE, Pa. – Senior Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson) notched his 50th point of the season, but it proved to be the only goal of the game for the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team, as top-seeded Saint Vincent posted a 24-1 victory in the PAC Tournament semifinals Wednesday.
The Bearcats (6-8) needed just 11 seconds to score the first goal of the game, but the fourth-seeded Bison (4-12) had a quick answer. Only 17 seconds later, Arrington (right) had an unassisted score for his 37th goal of the season and 50th point. The senior attacker played just two years for the Green and White, but registered 53 career goals and 71 points in his time to set programs records.
Saint Vincent would break the tie 53 seconds after the BC goal and then add another score only nine seconds later, as the home team erupted. They would finish with five goals in the first quarter, took their lead to 10-1 by halftime and continued to pull away for the win that sent them into the first-ever PAC Championship game Saturday, which Saint Vincent will host against the winner of the #2 Washington & Jefferson/#3 Thiel semifinal.
The Bison leader in ground balls Thursday was junior Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.), who scooped six. Junior C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.) made 23 saves in net for the Bison and finished the season with 20.2 saves per game.
In addition to Arrington playing his final game for Bethany, it was also the last one for senior Zach Gordon (right - Leesburg, Va./Heritage). He owns the school record with 25 career assists and with 31 goals and 56 points, he ranks right behind Arrington in both categories.