Otterbein vs. Lake Erie
March 11, 2010
The Game Story:
WESTERVILLE, OHIO Ė The Otterbein menís lacrosse team suffered an 8-4 loss in its program debut, falling to Lake Erie Thursday evening at St. Francis DeSales High School.

The win gives Lake Erie, also a first year program, its first victory and puts them at 1-2 on the season.

The Storm struck early, getting a goal from Keegan Bal less than 90 seconds in to take a 1-0 lead.
Freshman Graham Shippy recorded the first ever goal by an Otterbein player.

Down just one score in the early stages of the second quarter, Otterbein freshman midfielder Graham Shippy deposited a shot in the back of the net to even the game at 1-1 and record the programís first goal.

Lake Erie would get two scores later in the second quarter to take a 3-1 advantage into halftime.

The Storm added another goal in the third and appeared to be taking a three-goal edge into the final stanza, but Cardinal attacker Adam Dowell scored off an assist from Juan Contreras to bring OC to within 4-2 entering the final frame.

The momentum was short lived, however, as Lake Erie notched the first two goals of the final quarter to vault to a 6-2 lead with 7:37 remaining.

Otterbein sophomore attacker Jason Paselk would add two goals in the final six minutes, but the Cardinals eventually suffered the 8-4 loss. Both Paselk goals were assisted by Steve Resch.

The Storm held a 42-18 shot advantage, and picked up 34 ground balls compared to Otterbeinís 21. Lake Erie also won nine of the 13 faceoffs.

Freshman goalie Adam Hatchard stopped 17 shots in goal for Otterbein, while Alexander Wisner had eight saves for Lake Erie.

The Cardinals return to action Sunday afternoon, hosting Hendrix (AK) at DeSales Stadium. Starting time is scheduled for 2 p.m.