Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Lions jumped out to a 4-2 lead in at the half, and with a strong defensive effort and an productive offense, went on to a 12-3 MLC win at home over Hanover College on Wednesday night. The Lions, 9-7 overall, are tied with Concordia (WI) University for fourth place in the conference, the final playoff spot for the MLC playoffs. The Mount completes its regular season on April 27 with a game at Milwaukee School of Engineering.
The Mount got two goals from Patrick McClanahan (Cincinnati, OH/Madeira) in the first half, and held the visiting Panthers to just 12 shots - seven on goal in the first 30 minutes of action. With the Lions holding a 4-2 lead, they scored seven unanswered goals in the second half, to take control of the game. The goals were scored by six different players during that stretch, with McClanahan netting two more scores during that span. Hanover was held to five shots in goal in the second half, as Mount goalie Joe Illencik (Youngstown, OH/Cardinal Mooney) garnered the win, making nine saves in his ninth win of the season.
Patrick McClanahan led the offense with four goals, while Will McClanahan (Cincinnati, OH/Madeira) chipped in two goals. Joey Ely (Centerville, OH/Centerville) added three assists. The Mount out-shot Hanover, 38-25, including 17-12 in shots on goal. Joe Busam (Mason, OH/Moeller) picked up six ground balls for the Lions.