By Rachel Levy, Sports Editor
Shenandoah University men’s lacrosse team downed Wesley College 19-7 in their season opener.
Senior attacker Stephen LaTona started the scoring just three seconds into the game.
Senior attacker Connor Bishop quickly followed LaTona’s lead with a goal 27 seconds later. The Hornets took a 6-0 lead to end the first quarter.
Sophomore attacker Ryan Schott scored the first goal of the second quarter to put the Hornets up 7-0. Wesley College scored its first goal nearly five minutes into the second quarter. Shenandoah finished the second quarter being up 10-2 with LaTona netting his fourth of the game at the buzzer to end the second quarter.
Wesley College scored most of their points in the third quarter with four goals. Shenandoah outscored them by only one goal in the third quarter with five points and took their lead to 15-6.
The Hornets finished the game with four more goals in the fourth quarter and Wesley only one goal. LaTona tallied one more goal this quarter to bring him to six goals for the game with two assists.
Shenandoah had a variety of scorers with seven men scoring through the game. Senior midfielder Tilghman Sanders tallied five points with two goals and three assists. Senior goalie Ben Judy played 59 minutes and 25 seconds of the game with seven goals against and 13 saves. Sophomore Michael Beutel finished out the remaining 35 seconds left in goal with no shots on goal.
The men will be back in action at home on Feb. 25 against Hood College.