WC lacrosse drops opener at Bethany 13-11

BETHANY, W.Va. – The Wilmington College men’s lacrosse team fell to Bethany College 13-11 Sunday in the 2019 season opener for both teams.

Wilmington had defeated Bethany in each of the previous three matches.

The Quakers fell behind 3-0 but tied the match on two goals by Jadon Flannery and another by Zac Chucta. Mike Smith and Chucta had assists among the first three WC goals.

Andrew Miller scored twice for Wilmington and Connor Judge had a hat trick as the Quakers went on top 8-6. Miller completed his hat trick with a goal in the third to tie the match again at 9-9.

Wilmington held a 44-37 advantage in ground balls as well as winning 18-of-28 faceoffs while Bethany took eight more shots (49-41). Reed Beavers dipped to 0-1 after making 10 saves for WC.

Individually, Judge scored four goals on six shots for Wilmington while Miller scored a hat trick. Flannery and Chucta both netted two goals while Mike Smith grabbed a team-high 10 ground balls.

Wilmington (0-1) will return to Williams Stadium for a two-game home stand beginning with Wabash College on Wednesday and ending with Earlham College in the Quaker Bowl Rivalry on Saturday.