Calvin Men's Lacrosse Beaten by Britons

Calvin Men's Lacrosse Beaten by Britons

ALBION, Mich. - The Calvin men's lacrosse team dropped a 12-3 decision at Albion Saturday night in the MIAA opener for both teams.

Calvin (3-8 overall, 0-1 MIAA) trailed just 3-0 at halftime but Albion (3-6 overall, 1-0 MIAA) outscored Calvin 5-1 in the third quarter to take a commanding 8-1 lead heading into the final quarter of play.

Albion stretched its lead to 12-1 before the Knights came back with unassisted goals from freshman Noah Boelens (Round Lake, Il./Grayslake Central HS) and senior Michael Winkler (La Quinta, Ca./Palm Desert HS).

Boelens put the Knights on the board with a goal 36 seconds into the third quarter but the Britons answered with a man-up goal that ignited a 9-0 scoring run.

Albion outshot Calvin 45-24.

Freshman Mitchell Wong (Schaumburg, Il./Schaumburg HS) posted 16 saves in goal for the Knights.

Senior Ethan Brown (Falmouth, Me./Falmouth HS) caused three turnovers on defense for Calvin. Wong had a team-high six ground balls.

Calvin returns to action on Tuesday night when it hosts Kalamazoo at 7 p.m. at Zuidema Field in an MIAA conference match.