Men's Lacrosse overpowers Bethany

Men's Lacrosse overpowers Bethany

The Muskingum men's lacrosse team overpowered Bethany on Wednesday night, 16-5.

  • Records: Muskingum (2-0 overall), Bethany (1-1 overall)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio - North Athletic Turf Field
  • Game Length: 2:20 

  • Senior Tucker Haas led the Muskies in scoring with five goals on 13 shots.
  • Senior Ryan Stacey and freshman Zachary Westmeyer added three goals each.
  • Freshman Josh Fletcher tallied a team-best four assists and nine ground balls.
  • Freshman Luke Swartz managed Muskingum's defense with five caused turnovers and three ground balls.
  • Freshman goalie Quentin Lawrence started in the frame for Muskingum and made five saves.
  • Will Gatling guided Bethany with two goals on five shots.
  • Andrew Smith started in goal for the Bison and recorded 20 saves. 

  • Muskingum started off hot by scoring three unanswered goals in the first nine minutes of play.
  • The Bison answered with a goal, but Stacey fired in a shot one minute later to make it 4-1 at the end of the first quarter.
  • Bethany cut the deficit to two when they scored at the beginning of the second quarter.
  • The Muskies quickly retaliated with four consecutive goals to enter the break with an 8-2 advantage.
  • In the third quarter, Muskingum pushed their lead to nine points after scoring three goals in the first four minutes of play.
  • Bethany tallied a goal, but the Muskies swiftly answered with two of their own, bringing the score to 13-3 at the end of the third quarter.
  • Two minutes into the fourth quarter, Fletcher ripped a shot past the goalie off an assist from junior Nick Klinefelter.
  • The Muskies maintained control and went on to secure their second-straight home victory. 

  • The Muskies will welcome Calvin to the North Athletic Turf Field on Saturday, March 2 for a 2:00 p.m. contest.