MLAX: Berg bounces back with win over Adrian

Photos courtesy of Mason Hainey
Photos courtesy of Mason Hainey

TIFFIN -- After dropping their last two games, the Heidelberg University men's lacrosse team ended their skid with a 15-10 win over Adrian College on Wednesday afternoon.

The Student Princes improved to 3-4, while the Bulldogs dropped to 2-5 with the result.

Heidelberg benefitted from a fairly balanced offensive effort as Patrick McCarthy and Alex Bruder dispatched four goals a piece.

After quickly falling behind by two goals, the Berg settled in and scored three goals in just 1:27 to take a 3-2 lead. Liam Weaver, Alex Bruder and Patrick McCarthy scored unassisted goals to kick the game in their favor.

Adrian did level the game at three, but Hunter Edwards responded with his seventh goal of the season to re-establish their lead by the end of the first period.

After a slow start to the second quarter, Brock Hodson netted two goals sandwiched around two goals by the Bulldogs. The Student Princes held their one-goal advantage into the halftime break.

In the second half, Heidelberg continued their offensive pressure, but the Bulldogs failed to go away.

The Student Princes stormed out of the intermission with six goals to all but seal their victory. Hodson, Ryan Sinnema, Weaver, McCarthy (2), and Bruder all found the cage over the run.

Adrian started their comeback efforts with back-to-back man-up goals by Peyton Gasche , but another Bruder tally with just five seconds remaining in the quarter slowed the pressure.

Adrian did outscore the Berg in the fourth 3-2, but the goals by Bruder and McCarthy were enough to complete the win.

Heidelberg dominated the battle of ground balls with 51 compared to Adrian's 33. Hunter Edwards had a game-high 11 in the category followed by Jaydon Septer's nine.

Septer also bested Maxwell Leventis with 19 faceoff wins compared to Leventis's ten.

Eli Allen stopped seven shot in between the pipes for Heidelberg.

The Student Princes will continue their three-game homestand as they welcome Marietta College for their OAC opener on Saturday. Faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.