|The tenth-ranked Belmont Abbey men's lacrosse team fell to the visiting eighth-ranked Mars Hill Lions 15-6 this afternoon in a contest that was played in a constant downpour. Mars Hill remains unbeaten at 3-0, while the Abbey falls to 1-2.|
Belmont Abbey, which outshot Mars Hill 40-37, was led by Michael Brown, who finished with four goals and one assist. Dave DiLuigi and Jedd Gardner had the other two goals. DiLuigi, Douglas Lipka and Tristan Keas all had one assist each.
Mars Hill, which never trailed in the contest, was led by David Hodgins's four goals, while Eric Benesch and Jeff Cizdziel both had three. Danny Farmer and Kevin Woods both had a pair, while Tim Burns had one. Benesch and Danny Farmer both had two assists, while Tyler Farmer had a pair. Hodgins and Lance Renes both had one each.
Defensively, Gardner had seven of the Abbey's 46 ground balls, while Mars Hill was led by Brent Hann's nine as the Lions tallied 54 on the afternoon.
Abbey goalkeeper Tony Kikola made seven saves, while Nick Sigona had 14 for the Lions.