Men’s lacrosse team ends season with 9-6 loss to Albion in MIAA Tournament semifinals

Men’s lacrosse team ends season with 9-6 loss to Albion in MIAA Tournament semifinals

ALBION, Mich. – The Olivet College men's lacrosse team saw its season come to end with a 9-6 loss to Albion College in the 2017 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) semifinals this evening at Alumni Field inside the Davis Athletic Complex in Albion.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Albion 9, Olivet 6
Location: Alumni Field; Albion, Mich.
Records: Olivet 7-7 overall, Albion 14-3 overall

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • At the end of the first quarter, the Comets led 2-1 behind goals by seniors Logan Krieger and Tyler Polendo.
  • Sophomore Zach Sanders added a goal with 9:15 left in the second quarter to go up 3-1.
  • The Britons ended the quarter on a 5-0 run take a 6-3 halftime lead.
  • Albion scored a goal 30 seconds into the third quarter for a 7-3 advantage.
  • Freshman Trevor Bailey cut Olivet's deficit to three points, 7-4, on an unassisted goal at the 10:23 mark.
  • Senior Nino Minaudo netted a goal to make the score 7-5.
  • The Britons scored the final goal of the third quarter to gain an 8-5 lead into the fourth quarter.
  • Both teams scored a goal in the final quarter of play.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Polendo finished the game with a team-best two goals and 10 shots.
  • Bailey, Krieger, Minaudo and Sanders each had a goal.
  • Minaudo also collected an assist for two total points. 
  • Junior Cullen Haesler caused a team-leading three turnovers, while he and older brother Charlie Haesler each registered six ground balls.
  • Senior Drew Radners made 17 saves in the cage.

FOR THE BRITONS

  • Zach Hubbell topped Albion with three goals.
  • John Cooke and Alec Palmer had two goals apiece, while Nicolas Bowman and Jacob Swift each had one.
  • Brandon Lebioda recorded a game-best 12 shots.
  • Kyle DeCamp won 16 face-offs and scooped-up 12 ground balls.
  • Trevor McManus notched 12 saves in the cage.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Minaudo ends his four-year career in a Comet uniform with 209 points, the second-most by any player in school history. His 89 career assists is the all-time record. 
  • Charlie Haesler finishes his career as the all-time leader with 142 caused turnovers and 305 ground balls.
  • Other final career point totals are Krieger, 123; Polendo, 135; and Shane Prunty, 43.