PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- On a rainy night in downtown Pittsburgh, the Heidelberg University men's lacrosse team dropped their second game of the season by a final score of 19-8.
The host, Chatham University (2-0) got on the board after five minutes of play to kickoff a scoring frenzy that would soon run away from the Student Princes (0-2).
At the end of the first, the Cougars led by three, leaving room for Heidelberg to compete. Unfortunately, Chatham continued dominance on the offensive end of the field and flashed home eight goals in the second period, taking an 11-0 lead to the break.
The hosts aimed to continue right where they left off at the start of the third, with a quick goal. However, Hunter Edwards, the main bright spot on the Heidelberg attack for the night, ended any look at a shutout with plenty of time remaining. He took a feed from Patrick McCarthy and dispatched the shot attempt past the Cougars' goalie.
Unfortunately, the defense couldn't hold back Chatham as they quickly got back on the board with two more just 35 seconds apart.
Edwards grabbed his second goal of the game shortly after, capitalizing on a pass from Brock Hodson.
After CU netted the next four goals, Edwards completed his hat-trick on an unassisted goal.
Chatham responded by winning the faceoff and marauding down the field to score just seven seconds after the restart.
From there, the Student Princes ended the night scoring the final five goals of the game. The onslaught over the last five minutes proved to be too-little, too-late. Goals ensued for Jacob White, McCarthy, Alex Bruder, Edwards' fourth, and Brock Hodson. Bruder and Liam Weaver picked up assists during the run.
In addition to leading all scorers with four, Edwards scooped up a game-high seven ground balls. Ryan Sinnema was next for the Berg with five pickups, in addition to causing three turnovers.
In between the pipes, Eli Allen stopped nine shots.
The Student Princes will travel to Anderson University over spring break on March 6 for a 3 p.m. faceoff time.