RICHMOND, Ind. – Chatham University scored six times in the second quarter to break open a close game with Earlham College men's lacrosse as the Quakers fell to the visiting Cougars, 16-0, in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference matchup on Friday night at Darrell Beane Stadium.
Earlham (0-7, 0-2 ORLC) turned in its best defensive effort of the season in the first quarter, forcing Chatham (5-2, 1-1 ORLC) to work for every shot attempt on goalie Xavier Flores. The Cougars took 17 shots in the opening stanza, with only three finding their way past Flores.
Chatham found a solution for Flores in the second quarter, and the Cougars had a 9-0 lead on the Quakers at the half. Chatham tacked on seven more goals in the third quarter, and was off the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.
Dillon Dugan came off the bench to score four goals for Chatham, with Wil Petraglia scoring three times. Daniel Napier, Adam Bleess, and Kyle Prewitt had two goals, while Tyler Hayes, Justin McCloskey, and Wesley Williams had one goal apiece.
Flores finished the game with 24 saves over 60 minutes in the Quaker goal. Kyle Peterson and Bert Cham equally divided the game in the Chatham goal, with Cham charting all three Cougar saves.
Earlham completes its four-game home stand on Saturday, March 31, when it hosts Thiel College at 1:00 p.m. at Darrell Beane Stadium.
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