- MLAX stays undefeated with 16-7 win
- Six Student Princes score, five from Wernerspach
- HU assists on 10 of 16 goals scored
TIFFIN -- A five goal performance by Matt Wernerspach lifted the Heidelberg University men's lacrosse team over Kalamazoo College, 16-7. Sophomores Nick Selfridge, Brock Hodson, and Patrick McCarthy all recorded hat tricks and tallied at least one assist.
The Student Princes improve to 4-0 on the young season as Kalamazoo falls to 0-4.
Five goals in the first period helped HU to an early advantage. Two from Hodson, two from Wernerspach, and one from McCarthy paced the early offense. The visitors tacked on a man-up goal in the final minute of the first period.
Another man-up goal by the Hornets to open the second trimmed the HU lead to three goals. The teams traded goals before the Student Princes scored twice in the final three minutes of the half for an 8-3 lead at the half.
Heidelberg took a 12-5 lead heading into the final period. In the third, Heidelberg used two goals from Selfridge and one each from McCarthy and Wernerspach to boost their lead.
Holding onto a 14-7 lead in the fourth, the Student Princes capitalized on two man-up opportunities to ice the victory. Goals by Selfridge and Eli Haire rounded out the Tricolor scoring.
Wernerspach has a team-high 19 goals on the season while McCarthy's assist total improves to seven. McCarthy and Hunter Edwards each had two assists on the afternoon.
Freshman goalie Alex Bruder had another solid day between the pipes, making 11 saves and earning his fourth win of the year.
The Berg was flagged for 16 penalties, totaling 16:30. The Hornets were unable to take advantage of Heidelberg mistakes, going just 2 for 16 on man-up opportunities.
HU was just 10 of 26 on face offs. The Berg forced Kalamazoo to commit 25 turnovers, including nine in the final period.
Sophomore defenseman Chris Storrs caused three turnovers to anchor the back line.
The Berg hits the road on Wednesday when they travel to Alma College (1-5). First face off in the Mitten is slated for 7 p.m.