March 22 - BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bethany College Lacrosse squad stumbled on the road against Bridgewater College on Saturday afternoon, as they fell by a score of 19-4.
The first period saw the Eagles race out to a 4-0 advantage, receiving a goal from four different Bridgewater players.
The second half saw the Eagles extend their lead to seven goals (7-0), before Grant Delaney (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) found Tim Pagano (Erie, Pa./Fort Leboeuf) at the 4:24 mark to cut the deficit to six (7-1).
Bridgewater would then close out the last four minutes scoring four more goals, to enter intermission with an 11-1 lead.
The Bison would strike first in the third period, receiving a goal from Jake Holland (Canton, Ohio/Jackson) to bring the score to 11-2 with 12:20 remaining to play.
The Eagles would then tack on four unanswered goals, to take a 15-2 advantage into the final period of play.
After Bridgewater extended their lead to 18-2, the Bison would receive goals from Holland and Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va./Huntington) over the next eight minutes to bring the count to 18-4.
That would be as close as Bethany would get, however, as Bridgewater would add one more goal en route to a 19-4 win.
Offensively Holland, Pagano and Granich led the Bison. Holland tallied a team-high two goals, while Pagano and Granich also tallied a goal apiece. Delaney also played well, notching two assists and one ground ball.
Dominic Halstead (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and Andrew Parsons (Salisbury, Md./Wicomica) played well on the defensive end for the Bison. Halstead picked up four ground balls, while Parsons tallied three.
Goalie C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) was busy protecting the next, racking up 20 saves over the course of the game.
The Bison return to the friendly confines of Bison Stadium on Wednesday, March 26, when they play host to the University of Mount Union. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.