Otterbein vs. Hendrix
March 14, 2010
The Game Story:
WESTERVILLE, OHIO Ė Freshman Alex Dowell scored five goals and the Otterbein menís lacrosse team earned the programís first victory, defeating Hendrix (AR) 11-5 Sunday afternoon at DeSales Stadium.

The Cards move to 1-1 on the season, while Hendrix falls to 0-4.

Dowell gave Otterbein a quick lead, putting a shot past Warrior goalie Keith Clemens just 50 seconds in to make the score 1-0.

Hendrix tied the game at 1-1 early in the second quarter, but freshman Graham Shippy scored two goals within the next three minutes to put the Cards ahead 3-1.

The Warriors responded with two goals, the second of which coming just eight seconds before halftime, to tie the game (3-3) at the break.

Michael Hughes put OC back on top at 4-3 in the first minute of the third quarter, and fellow freshman Juan Contreras and Dowel would score man-up goals to extend the advantage to 6-3.

Hendrix scored the last goal of the third quarter and the first goal of the fourth, but the Cards tallied the next five (three from Dowell) en route to the 11-5 win.

Shippy totaled three scores while Hughes had two, and freshman Brad Pendy tied for a game-best three assists. Steve Resch registered a game-high 11 ground balls.

Tim Wojcik and Ben Nelson each scored twice for Hendrix.

Each team picked up 46 ground balls, and also notched ten faceoff victories apiece.

Otterbein freshman goalie Adam Hatchard recorded 12 saves in goal, while Clemens stopped 13 shots for the Warriors.

The Cards have nine days off before resuming action during a North Carolina trip, competing against Greensboro on the 23rd and Guilford on the 25th.