Lions Unable to Pull Out a Win

Lions Unable to Pull Out a Win

DELHI,Ohio - The Mount St. Joseph University men's lacrosse team was back in action at home against the Quakers of Earlham College in a conference matchup. The Lions competed well against the Quakers, going back in forth in the scoring throughout the game. Multiple Lions were able to get on the board, but they were unable to get enough as the Quakers defeated The Lions 13-9.

After a tough loss on the road Wednesday, The Lions hoped to bounce back and compete against the Quakers. The Lions found themselves on the board first, getting back-to-back goals within the first five minutes of the start of the game. The first goal came off a shot by sophomore Noah Borgdorf (Bellevue,MI/Bellevue). Just 7 seconds later sophomore Collin Matt (Jamestown,Ohio/Greenview) found the back of the net, making The Lions lead 2-0. It didn't take long for the Quakers to get on the board themselves as they would get their first goal and make the score 2-1. Sophomore Kevin McClanahan (Madeira,Ohio/Madeira) was the next Lion to score, getting his first goal of the game off of an assist by senior Anthony Behler (Cincinnati,Ohio/Elder). The Quakers would go on and score a goal right out of the face off, making the score 3-2. Both The Lions and the Quakers would get themselves one more goal before the quarter ended. The Quakers would strike first with just over 2 minutes remaining. Kevin McClanahan would then score his second goal of the game off of an assist by Anthony Behler right as the buzzer ending the quarter was going off. The Lions were ahead of the Quakers with a score of 4-3 entering the 2nd quarter of play.

The Quakers would score first in the 2nd quarter, tying the game before going on and scoring 2 more goals on The Lions and taking the lead for the rest of the game. Within a 1-minute span, 3 goals would be scored, 1 in favor of The Mount and 2 in favor of Earlham. Kevin McClanahan found himself scoring The Mount's goal and earning himself a hat trick in the 2nd quarter, bringing The Lions score back within 1 before the Quakers would turn around and score back-to-back goals. The Lions entered the half barely behind the Quakers by a score of 7-6. 

As the second half of play started the Quakers would out shoot The Lions in the 3rd Quarter. Earlham would find the back of the net twice in the third quarter compared to The Lions one goal. Junior Jake Pangallo (Cincinnati,Ohio/Amelia) scored an unassisted goal, making the score 9-7 in favor of the Quakers. 

The Lions would fight hard in the final quarter of play, trying to earn back their lead but the Quakers would put up a tough competition. The Quakers found themselves adding two more goals to their lead, making the score 11-7, before The Lions were able to make a break through the Quaker defense. Noah Borgdorf would find himself scoring two goals in the 4th quarter, earning himself a hat trick for the day. Both goals came unassisted, the first one coming with a little over 6 minutes remaining in the game, and the second one coming 3 minutes later, bringing The Lions within 2 goals as the Quakers led The Lions 11-9. The Quakers weren't done scoring yet as they would go on to add two more goals to their total before the final buzzer went off, signaling the end of the game. The Quakers ultimately defeated The Lions by a score of 13-9. 

The Lions will be back in action next week as they take on Transylvania University on Saturday, April 6th in a home conference matchup at 1PM. Continue to check out MSJSports.com for more updates on the rest of The Lions 2019 season.