Men’s lacrosse rolls past Mount St. Joseph, 18-4, for HCLC victory

Earlham goal celebration photo
Photo by Kyndall Spears

FINAL SCORE: Earlham 18, Mount St. Joseph 4
LOCATION: Richmond, Ind. (Darrell Beane Stadium)
RECORDS: Earlham 3-10, 3-4 HCLC / Mount St. Joseph 0-12, 0-5 HCLC

THE SHORT STORY: A six-goal uprising by the Quakers in the second quarter broke a deadlocked game and helped propel Earlham College men's lacrosse to an 18-4 Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference win over Mount St. Joseph, on Saturday afternoon at Darrell Beane Stadium.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Each team netted two goals in the first quarter, and the game was knotted at 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. Anthony Boutwell had the scoring honors for the Quakers with a pair of unassisted goals early in the frame.
  • Earlham rattled off six unanswered goals in the second quarter, and held an 8-2 lead at the intermission. Blake Francis and Keith Coleman Jr. each struck twice for the Quakers, while Joel Dominguez and Logan Reihing had one goal apiece.
  • The Quakers outpaced the Lions by an 8-1 margin in the third quarter, putting Earlham up 16-3 after 45 minutes and effectively putting the game out of reach. Dominguez had a pair of goals in the third quarter for the Quakers, and added one more in the fourth quarter to finish the game with a team-high four goals.

QUICK FACTS

  • Dominguez charted four goals and three assists for Earlham to finish with seven points on the day, while Boutwell, Francis, and Coleman each recorded three goals. Boutwell combined his three goals with two assists.
  • Josh Perkins got the start in goal for the Quakers and recorded two saves. Francis went into the goal late in the third quarter and tallied six stops.
  • Earlham outshot Mount St. Joseph, 60-16, and had a 42-29 advantage in ground balls. The Quakers also won 16 of the game's 25 faceoffs, led by Kevin Ventura's 14-of-19 ledger on faceoffs.
  • Kevin McClanahan finished with two goals for Mount St. Joseph, with two other players recording one goal apiece.

WHAT'S NEXT

Earlham men's lacrosse continues its three-game home stand on Monday, April 15, when it hosts Marietta College at 7:00 p.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium. The game is a rescheduled contest from the game that was postponed on March 6.