Men’s Lacrosse Rolls to 15-1 Victory at Defiance College
Sunday, March 02, 2014
DEFIANCE, OH – The Calvin men’s lacrosse team picked up its first victory of the young season and the third win in program history with a 15-1 win at Defiance College Saturday afternoon. The game marked Calvin’s largest margin of victory at the varsity level.
Calvin led 5-0 at halftime, 8-1 after three quarters of play and then exploded for eight goals in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Freshman Chris Griffin (Howell/Hartland HS) led the charge with four goals and three assists, setting a Calvin single-game record for most points (7) in a game.
Freshman Joel Schaefer (Clarksville, MD/Annapolis Area Christian HS) led Calvin in shots with 13 and fired four of them past the Defiance goalkeeper.
Junior Tim Marco (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had two goals and two assists while juniors Jonathon Vande Ende (Huntsville, ON/Huntsville HS) and Jonathon VanderLaan (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) both had one goal and assists.
Freshman Mikal Wessel (Ovideo, FL/Ovideo HS) also had a big day with two goals and one assist while freshman Andrew Haan (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had a goal and an assist.
As a team, Calvin won 11 of 19 face offs and scopped up 48 ground balls. Vander Laan, senior Allen Bosscher (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Tyler DeKryger (Cadillac/Cadillac HS) had six ground balls apiece.
Freshman Jake Hortsman (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) was also stellar in the middle, winning 10 of 15 face offs.
Senior Casey Harless (Dewitt/Dewitt HS) had five saves in goal for the Knights.
Calvin returns to action next Saturday when it travels to Elmhurst for a 2 p.m. (EST) game.