2/10: WBB at Westminster (L 66-61), MBB at Westminster (L 63-60); 2/10-13: SWIM at PAC Championships; 2/13: WBB at Waynesburg (L 70-67), MBB at Waynesburg (W 67-63)
Bison Set Numerous Records in 20-4 Victory over Southern Virginia
April 5 -BETHANY, W.Va. – Seniors Zach Gordon (Leesburg, Va./Heritage) and Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson) had a memorable Senior Day, as Gordon set a new school record with nine points and Arrington scored six goals to set a new program mark, as the Bethany College lacrosse team bested Southern Virginia 20-4 Friday evening at Bison Stadium.
It wasn’t all just Gordon and Arrington (right) in the win, as nine different Bison (3-7) scored in the triumph and BC also set a new program record for goals in a game, surpassing the mark of 15 set earlier this year in a victory over Hiram. Southern Virginia fell to 0-8 with the defeat.
As the Bison sprinted out to a 6-1 lead after one quarter, it was the underclassmen that did most of the damage. Sophomore Trey Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) scored the initial goal of the contest and that was followed by a pair of scores by sophomore Brendan Wessells (Severna Park, Md.) and one by junior Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.). Arrington and Gordon, who assisted on three of the first four strikes, rifled in scores to build the 6-1 advantage.
The second quarter saw Bethany put up eight more goals to construct a 14-2 halftime lead. Arrington was the big scorer in the period with three goals, while Gordon had a goal and two assists during the quarter. Also notching goals was Wessells with two more while junior Kenneth Lindley (Bentleyville, Pa./Bentworth) and sophomore Vince Frammartino (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls) had one apiece.
Southern Virginia notched the opening goal of the third quarter, but it was answered by four straight from the Green and White. Arrington and Gordon continued their big games with one goal each in the stanza, while freshmen Grant Delaney (Wooster, Ohio) and Kyle Dashiell (Parsonsburg, Va./Wicomico) joined the barrage with their first goals of the night. Gordon (right) assisted on Arrington’s goal, giving him nine points to establish the new single-game points record.
Bethany capped their big game with two early goals in the fourth quarter. Arrington picked up his sixth of the night, which broke the previous record of five shared by Arrington and Gordon, at the 13:23 mark off an assist from Delaney. The final score came just over two minutes later when Granich put one in the mesh for BC’s 20th of the game.
In addition to the record-setting efforts from the seniors, Wessells turned in a big game with six points and Moore assisted on two goals to give him three points for the game. Moore, along with freshman Devon McClain (Gwynn Oak, Md./Old Mill), posted team-bests of seven ground balls apiece. Scooping six ground balls each were Arrington, Granich and junior Dylan Radwanski (Toronto, Ohio).
Not to be overshadowed by the offensive fireworks, Bethany’s defense was also strong in the game. The Green and White limited the Knights to just four goals, which was tied a school-record low, equaling the previous standard set when Bethany defeated Alma 9-4 during the 2012 season. Junior goalie C.J. Studnicky (Severna Parl, Md.) started and made eight saves in the first half, while freshman Devyn Bellerive (Keedysville, Md./Boonsboro) played the entire second half and stopped six shots.
The Bison will head out on the road for their next game, traveling to Thiel for a 5 p.m. match-up on Tuesday.