Calvin Men's Lacrosse Falls at Wabash 13-7

Calvin Men's Lacrosse Falls at Wabash 13-7

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - The Calvin men's lacrosse team dropped a 13-7 decision at Wabash College Saturday afternoon.

Calvin (1-3) battled the Little Giants (3-2) on even terms through three quarters of play but were outscored in the fourth quarter 7-2 as Wabash pulled away for the win.

Wabash scored the first two goals of the game but Calvin came back with goals from senior Chris Griffin (Hartland, Mich./Hartland HS) and sophomore Austin Bontreger (Fishers, Ind./Heritage Christian HS) to tie the game 2-2 after one quarter of play.

Wabash scored a pair of goals to take a 4-2 halftime lead but the Knights scored the first two goals of the third quarter with junior Michael Winkler (La Quinta, Ca./Palm Desert HS) and senior Joel Schaefer (Clarksville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian HS) scoring back-to-back goals to tie the game at four.

Tucker Dixon scored two quick goals for Wabash to give the Little Giants a 6-4 lead but a late goal by Griffin with a man advantage brought the Knights within one heading in the final quarter of play. Freshman Griffin Sparling (Novi, Mich./Novi HS) assisted on the goal by Chris Griffin with just 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The game remained close early in the fourth as the two teams traded goals with Collin Brennan scoring for Wabash and Griffin Sparling scoring on a feed from Chris Griffin for the Knights.

Wabash then scored five straight goals to build a 12-6 advantage. A late goal by sophomore Noah Nedd (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) got the Knights with five at 12-7 but Wabash was able to close out the game, sealing the contest wtih a score in the closing seconds.

Calvin held a 41-22 shots at goal advantage. Nedd had a team-high seven ground balls. Max Atkins had 15 saves in goal for Wabash. Freshman Mitchell Caldwell (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing HS) had six saves in goal for the Knights.

Calvin will now prepare to host Northland College (Wisc.) next Friday at noon at Grand Rapids Christian High School.