PARKERSBURG, W. Va.—The top-ranked Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team opened up Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) play with a 19-0 win at Ohio Valley University Thursday (March 26).
The shutout was the second one in program history, with the last one coming in 2013.
The Storm had a strong opening frame, netting five goals. They added three more in the second quarter to take an 8-0 lead into the locker room.
Once again, the Storm came out strong to start a half, scoring seven more goals in the third quarter to increase their advantage to 15. In the fourth, the Storm added four more goals to seal the win.
Mitchell Shafer (Hamburg, N.Y/Hamburg) led the Storm with five points on three goals and two assists. Austin Bishop (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) also tallied five points on one goal and four assists. Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, Sask./Bishop James Mahoney) had one goal and three assists for four points. Courtland Black-Araujo (Browmanville, Ont./St . Stephen Secondary/Onondaga CC) had three points on two goals, one assist while Robert Pelkey (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport/Finger Lakes CC) had three points on one goal, two assists. Lucas Shafer (Hamburg, N.Y/Hamburg), Connor Ryan (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg/Adrian) and Alexander Mueser (Wexford, Pa./Vincentian Academy) had two goals apiece. Brandon Donohue (South Buffalo, N.Y./Bishop Timon St. Jude) had a goal and an assist. Mitch Redmond (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley), Jacob Mitchell (York, Pa./Dallastown), Matthew Redmond (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) and Connor Ward (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) each had a goal. Alexander Corbett (Orchard Park, N.Y./Bishop Timon) had an assist.
Nicholas Simonetti (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome/Queens) picked up the shutout in net, making five saves. Justin Goodwin (New Westminster, B.C./New Westminster Secondary) and Matthew Redmond caused two turnovers apiece. Matthew Redmond also collected a team-high four ground balls.
The Storm outshot the Fighting Scots 40-15. They scooped up 24 groundballs to Ohio Valley's 17 and won 14-of-22 faceoffs. The Storm was proficient in clears, succeeding on 16-of-18 attempts.
The Storm is back on the road Saturday (March 28) to face ECAC foe Alderson-Broaddus University.