Calvin Men's Lacrosse Falls to Southwestern 19-10 in Texas Opener

Calvin Men's Lacrosse Falls to Southwestern 19-10 in Texas Opener

GEORGETOWN, Tx. - The Calvin men's lacrosse team dropped a 19-10 contest at Southwestern University Wednesday night.

Calvin (2-4) played with heart and determination but could not keep pace with the host Pirates in the second half.

Calvin jumped out to a 2-0 lead on first quarter goals by sophomore Max Foster (Bloomfield Hills/Brother Rice HS) and senior Chris Griffin (Hartland, Mich./Hartland HS). Southwestern (8-5) led 3-2 after one quarter of play and 8-6 at halftime.

Southwestern outscored Calvin 3-0 in the third quarter and went on a 4-1 run to open the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Freshman Griffin Sparling (Novi, Mich./Novi HS) led the Knight scoring attack with three goals. Foster and senior Joel Schaefer (Clarksville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian HS) had two goals apiece with Schaefer also drawing an assist. Griffin tallied a goal and an assist. Junior Michael Winkler (La Quinta, Ca./Palm Desert HS) and sophomore Noah Nedd (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) both scored a goal.

Sophomore Austin Bontreger (Fishers, Ind./Heritage Christian HS) and junior Austin Roden (Delaware, Oh./Delaware Christian HS) both had one assist. Roden was able to win 13 of 26 face off opportunities.

Junior Ethan Brown (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth HS) scooped up 11 ground balls. Freshman goalie Mitchell Caldwell (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing HS) recorded 13 saves.

Calvin returns to action on Friday when it travels to the University of Dallas for a 5 p.m. contest.