March 27 - ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Bethany College lacrosse team outscored Mount Union in the fourth quarter, but the Purple Raiders had built a large enough lead to come away with an 18-4 victory over the Bison Wednesday night.
Senior Kyle Arrington (right - Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson) scored a pair of goals in the fourth period, with the first one coming at the 11:50 mark when BC was playing a man down. Midway through the quarter, Bethany was a man up and took advantage, as sophomore Brendan Wessells (Severna Park, Md.) scored an unassisted goal.
The final goal came with 3:50 to play in the game when Arrington struck for his second score of the game. He finished off an assist from sophomore Vince Frammartino (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls), which gives Arrington a team-best 13 goals and Frammartino now has five points for the season.
The fourth quarter push cut the final margin down after Mount Union built a sizable lead through the first three quarters. The Raiders scored the first five goals of the first quarter and led 6-0 before BC got on the board for the first time in the second goal on a goal by freshman Grant Delaney (Wooster, Ohio) scored his first goal of the year off an assist by junior Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.). Mount Union would add on seven more goals before halftime and scored the only four goals in the third quarter.
In addition to scoring the two goals, Arrington also scooped a team-leading six ground balls in the game. Junior C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.) had the start in goal and made 15 saves.
The Bison will be back on the road for their next game, traveling to Michigan to take on Alma College at 1 p.m. Bethany defeated the Scots 9-4 a season ago in the first meeting between the schools.