By Alex Trevino
Wilmington — In his Wilmington College debut, Jacob Snyder tied a WC lacrosse program record.
In a 15-5 win over Spalding Wednesday afternoon at Townsend Field, Snyder scored 10 goals to match Jhordan Lang’s record and help WC improve to 3-4 on the year. Spalding is 0-9.
Lang scored 10 goals against Mount St. Joseph in 2017, a year before scoring nine against MSJ in 2018.
Against Spalding, Wilmington trailed for just 16 seconds before Grant Murrell tied the match at 1-1. Austin Pagett, a Wilmington High School graduate, again tied the match at 2-2 with goal late in the first quarter.
Snyder’s first goal came with 40 seconds to go in the first and gave the Quakers a lead they would not relinquish. Pagett also scored in the second period to make it 5-2 and the game was never again in doubt.
Wilmington’s physical style of play gave the Quakers a 27-9 advantage in ground balls. Thanks in large part to Vincent Friesinger, the Quakers won the face-off battle 18-3. Wilmington dominated the shots category outshooting Spalding 52-19.
Wilmington travels to John Carroll 1 p.m. Saturday to begin Ohio Athletic Conference play.