Men’s lacrosse team lets lead slip away in 8-5 loss to Kalamazoo

Men’s lacrosse team lets lead slip away in 8-5 loss to Kalamazoo

OLIVET, Mich. – The Olivet College men's lacrosse team held a 5-3 lead before Kalamazoo College scored five unanswered goals to end the game and beat the Comets, 8-5, this afternoon at the Cutler Athletic Complex in Olivet.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Kalamazoo 8, Olivet 5
Location: Cutler Athletic Complex; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Olivet 1-9 overall, 1-2 MIAA; Kalamazoo 2-6 overall, 2-1 MIAA

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The only goal in the first quarter was scored by Comet freshman Kobe Robinson.
  • Senior Cameron Bazin netted a goal after receiving a pass from freshman Casey Petersen at the 13:02 mark of the second quarter.
  • The Hornets scored their first goal before sophomore Justin Lamb scored off a feed from Bazin to make the score 3-1 with 10:18 left in the second quarter.
  • Kalamazoo responded with a goal but Olivet re-gained its two-goal lead when Lamb assisted on Petersen's goal.
  • The Hornets tallied the last goal of the second stanza to trail by only one, 4-3, at halftime.
  • Just 17 seconds into the third quarter, Bazin scored off a pass from Petersen.
  • Kalamazoo ended the game by scoring the five unanswered goals, four in the third period and one in the fourth quarter.

FOR THE COMETS

  • Bazin topped Olivet with three points on two goals and one assist, as well as 17 shots.
  • Petersen also had three points (one goal and two assists).
  • Freshman Connor Hamm finished with a team-best four caused turnovers.
  • Hamm and senior Cullen Haesler each registered seven ground balls.
  • Freshman Jake Steele made 15 saves in the cage.

FOR THE HORNETS

  • Brandon Wright tallied three goals and an assist for a game-best four points.
  • Jack Smith had three points on two goals and one assist.
  • Zach Morales gathered in 10 ground balls and caused four turnovers.
  • Tim Grobosky collected 11 saves in the cage.

UP NEXT

  • Olivet is on the road Wednesday, April 18, to play MIAA-rival Albion College at 7 p.m.