PAINESVILLE, OHIO – No. 8 Seton Hill University (11-4, 6-3 ECC) made the most of their opportunities to pick up a 16-7 road victory over Lake Erie College (6-7, 3-6 ECC) at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium in Painesville, Ohio.
The Storm scoring attack was led by junior Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y/Salamanca) with three goals. Senior Zach Hamelinck (Chittenango, N.Y/Chittenango/Clarkson), junior Joeyjohn French (Tully, N.Y/Tully) and sophomores Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, SK/Bishop Jones Mahoney) and MacGregor Johnston (Nanaimo, BC/Dover Bay) also scored in the game for Lake Erie.
In goal, junior Alexander Wisner (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) reached double-digit saves for the third straight game with 11 stops.
The Griffins outshot the Storm by a narrow 43-38 margin but made the most of their opportunities. Possessions were nearly even with Seton Hill holding a 14-13 face off edge and committing 22 turnovers to Lake Erie's 23.
The Griffins scored the first three goals of the game before Becker broke through late in the first quarter to get the Storm on the board. French scored the first goal of the second quarter, from junior Bill Desiderio (Lancaster, N.Y/Iroquois) to close the gap to one, but Seton Hill tallied a pair of scores to push its advantage out to 5-2. Johnston found the net for LEC with 4:23 to play in the first half but SHU would score two more goals before intermission for a 7-3 halftime lead.
Seton Hill started the second half the same way as the first, scoring the first three goals before Becker scored again at 9:07 of the quarter to make the score 10-4. The Griffins added two more goals before Lake Erie earned three of the next four tallying to get the deficit down to 13-7 with 13:28 to play after Becker's third goal but it was the last score of the night for Lake Erie.
The Storm are in action for the final time of the 2012 season Sunday when they host Molloy College at 1:00 p.m. on Senior Day.