WILMINGTON – The Wilmington College men’s lacrosse team outscored rival Earlham College 9-3 to claim a 14-8 victory in the Quaker Bowl Rivalry at Townsend Field Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Wilmington gets its sixth points in the yearly Quaker Bowl Rivalry with Earlham.
Wilmington (1-2) returns to action at Thiel College (Pa.) March 13.
Wilmington scored the first four goals of the game including a game-opening goal from Jadon Flannery at the 11:25 mark of the first quarter and a hat trick from Connor Judge.
Earlham scored in the final seconds of the first and added four more in the second to tie the match at 5-5.
Wilmington, which beat Earlham 21-0 in the first meeting between the Quaker schools last year, scored four goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter to regain a 9-5 advantage. Wilmington scored the first four goals in the final quarter to secure the win.
“We definitely started slow today,” WC coach Jeff Arneson said. “Parker [Blumberg] got settled in later in the game and got our offense flowing. Connor [Judge] had a great game for us offensively.”
Wilmington held a 50-22 edge in shots as well as winning 15-of-23 faceoffs. Both teams tallied 19 clears while the hosts earned a 36-23 edge in ground balls.
Individually, Judge led all scorers with seven goals on 11 shots and added two assists. Parker Blumberg netted three goals while Flannery, Andrew Miller, Austin Young and Isaac Louis Charles all scored once. Charles led the team with seven ground balls.
Reed Beavers picked up his first win in net making five saves.