ALBION, Mich. – The Adrian College men's lacrosse team lost for the first time during the regular season in MIAA play on Saturday with a 17-14 decision at Albion. The Britons snapped a 13-game win streak which started two years ago when the conference officially sponsored lacrosse. The big difference was in the second half when Albion outscored Adrian 7-4 after the teams were tied 10-10 at halftime.
The first quarter was very busy with Adrian holding a 6-4 lead after 15 minutes. Doug Boyd scored twice in the quarter and also assisted on a goal for the Bulldogs. The second quarter saw Mitch Burgin score three goals. Adrian held a 9-5 lead with 9:26 left in the quarter before Albion scored the next four goals to tie the game at 9-9.
The third quarter saw Adrian score just once at the 6:20 mark on a goal by Eric Fannell. Alexander Dziewit had a big quarter for Albion with two goals and one assist as Albion led 13-11 with 15 minutes to play. Adrian scored the first goal of the fourth quarter on a man-up tally by Nick Karapas. Dziewit responded with a man-up goal with 10:20 left and then Tim Urso, Joe Braley and Joel Hedemark put the game away with goals to give Albion a 17-12 lead with 5:58 to go. Luke Bill and Burgin scored the last two goals but no one scored for the final 4:09 of the contest.
Albion won 23-of-33 face-offs which loomed large particularly in the fourth quarter as Albion went 6-of-8. Burgin led Adrian with six goals on 11 shots. Boyd finished with two goals and three assists and also had five ground balls. Brett Farrelly made 10 saves for the Bulldogs.