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Seniors Sent Off With Victory as Storm Rolls Past Rollins in Home Finale, 18-8

Reagan Harding (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)
Reagan Harding (Photo by Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions)

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Six different players scored multiple goals as the Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team closed out the home schedule with a convincing 18-8 nonconference victory over Rollins College Sunday (April 21) sending the senior class out with a win in their final game at Britt Stadium.

Junior Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, Sask./Bishop Jones Mahoney) scored all three of his goals in the first half while classmate Trevor Tarte (Amherstburg, Ont./Kiski Prep) and senior Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C./Centennial Secondary) each scored twice in the first 30 minutes as the Storm led 11-2 at halftime.

Tarte scored two more times in the third as the Storm (9-3) built the lead to 16-3 early in the fourth quarter.  The visiting Tars (3-12) scored four times in the final eight minutes after the Storm had gone up 18-4 with back-to-back goals.

Every player on the active roster got into the game for Lake Erie, which finished the season 3-3 at home. However, all three losses were to teams currently ranked in the top six in the country. 

Tarte finished with four goals and an assist while Bal had three goals and three helpers for a team-leading six points. Senior Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y./Salamanca) and freshman Will Mulcahy (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) each added two goals.

Freshman Tom Lipomi (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) got the win in goal, making four saves in the first half. He allowed two goals, including the second with just one second left on the clock before halftime.  The Storm's three senior goalkeepers – Alexander Wisner (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Southview), Dylan White (Brockport, N.Y./Brockport) and Ian Wolfe (Bridgeville, Pa./Chartiers Valley) – combined to make nine saves in the second half.

Austin Ricci and Stephen DeFlumeri scored two goals apiece to lead the Tars. Andrew Sheerin made two saves and allowed 12 goals to take the loss.

Lake Erie scored its 18 goals on just 38 shots, holding a 38-27 overall edge in that category.

The Storm is on the road twice next week to close out the regular season, starting Thursday, April 25, at Ohio Valley University.