Bouncing back from a loss to the top ranked team in the country in convincing fashion, Lake Erie College (4-5, 2-4 ECC) led the entire way in a 13-6 victory over Dominican (N.Y.) College in Orangeburg, N.Y.
The 13 goals for the Storm matched its season-high set in a 13-5 win at Coker College on Mar. 17.
Seven players got in the scoring column for Lake Erie, led by sophomore Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, SK/Bishop Jones Mahoney) and junior JoeyJohn French (Tully, N.Y/Tully). Netting a pair of goals were junior Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y/Salamanca) and sophomore Trevor Tarte (Amherstburg, Ontario/Kiski Prep). Junior Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C/Centennial Secondary) had a team-high three assists while Harding and sophomore MacGregor Johnston (Nanaimo, BC/Dover Bay) each added a pair.
The Storm defense held Chargers scoreless for the first 23 minutes of the contest. Lake Erie scored two first quarter goals and led 3-0 at the 7:15 mark of the second quarter when Johnston hit Harding who converted the score. Leading 4-2, the Storm got two key goals in the final two minutes of the first half, as Harding and French each found the back of the net to take a 6-2 advantage to intermission.
Lake Erie scored two goals in a 10 second span in the opening minutes of the first half with junior Bill Desiderio (Lancaster, N.Y/Iroquois) making the score 8-2. Trailing 9-3, Dominican scored two goals in the final 18 seconds of the third period to stay within striking distance going to the final quarter.
The Chargers hopes were quickly demoralized as Harding's third goal of the game came just 42 seconds into the fourth quarter and started a four-goal run which but Lake Erie up for good and on its way to a second ECC victory in three games.
In net for Lake Erie, sophomore Andrew Wisner (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) earned the win, making five saves in the first three periods.
Lake Erie next contest comes Wednesday night as it hosts Ohio Valley University at Mentor High School as part of Youth Lacrosse Night. For more information, CLICK HERE.