NEW CONCORD, Ohio--The Adrian College men's lacrosse team played its first road contest of the young season on Saturday, but host Muskingum University took advantage of the Bulldogs' slow start to take a 14-5 non-conference victory.
= Final Score: Muskingum 14, Adrian 5
= Location: North Athletic Turf, New Concord, Ohio; Weather conditions: Sunny, 42 degrees, Wind S 9 mph
= Records: Muskingum Fighting Muskies 1-1 overall; Adrian Bulldogs 0-2 overall
= Freshman Kyle Sanderson scored the first two goals of his collegiate goals.
= Sophomore newcomer Brayden Adrian matched Sanderson with a team-best two points on a goal and an assist.
= Senior Michael Turner had a game-high-tying seven ground balls and a goal. He also had two caused turnovers.
= Freshman Fernando Rodriguez netted his first collegiate goal to round out the AC scoring.
= Junior Jacob Stone was 3-for-5 in his limited opportunities in the "X."
= Tucker Haas (4g, 1a) and Ian McGougan (3g, 2a) led all scorers with five points apiece.
= McGougan led all student-athletes with seven ground balls.
= Phillip Dappen got the win in the cage, making 11 stops.
= Also scoring multiple goals were Zach Kern, Nick Klinefelter and Ryan Stacey.
= Ohlen Rudy was 7-for-10 in the face-off "X."
HOW IT HAPPENED
= The Fighting Muskies jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter and built the advantage to 8-2 by halftime.
= Stacey scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on an assist from Matt Phoung with 12 minutes and 10 seconds left in the second quarter, giving Muskingum a 6-0 cushion at the time.
= Later in the quarter, Adrian and Sanderson scored 54 seconds apart beginning at the 6:09 mark to put the 'Dogs on the scoreboard. MU led 8-2.
= The Bulldogs were able to get as close as 9-4 in the third quarter as Sanderson and Adrian teamed up on the former's second goal of the day at 8:50.
= But the Fighting Muskies put the game out of reach by scoring five of the next six goals.
= Muskingum also enjoyed advantages in shots (46-32), man-up goals (3-for-9, 0-for-6) and ground balls (33-19)
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
= Muskingum evens the all-time series 1-1 as Adrian won last season, 14-3, at home.
= Adrian returns home to Docking Stadium next Saturday (1 p.m.) to square off against Elmhurst in a non-conference event. LiveStats l Video (link to be posted later)
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