HIRAM, Ohio – The Capital University men's lacrosse team notched its fifth victory of the season on Tuesday night, defeating Hiram 8-3 on the road in a non-conference matchup.
Hiram got on the scoreboard first in the initial period, scoring just less than two minutes into the contest, before freshman Nick Hess (Horseheads, N.Y.) tied the score on an assist from classmate Michael Trefethern (Canfield, Ohio).
Hess again found the back of the net at the 4:49 mark of the first quarter, giving the Crusaders a 2-1 advantage following an assist from fellow freshman Travis Massey (Delaware, Ohio). Massey then switched roles, scoring his first goal of the game with 19 seconds remaining in the opening quarter, as classmate Brent Walton (Pickerington, Ohio) found him for the score.
Freshman Adam Thomas (Powell, Ohio) then opened up the second quarter scoring run for the Crusaders, tallying Capital's fourth goal of the game just seconds into the second period. Hess then recorded his third goal of the evening at the 3:59 mark, as freshman Connor Simon (Sylvania, Ohio) tallied the assist. At the halftime break, the Crusaders led the Terriers 5-1.
The terriers responded to open the second half of play with a quick goal just minutes into the quarter, before freshman Danny Davide (Massillon, Ohio) boosted the Crusaders scoring margin to 6-2 with an unassisted goal at the 12:26 mark.
Just over four minutes later, Hess recorded his fourth goal of the contest on an assist by Davide, while the Terriers posted a late goal in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 7-3 heading into the final period.
Trefethern scored the lone goal of the fourth quarter, sealing the Crusaders five point road victory.
Freshman goalie Jordan Adkins (Lubbock, Tx.) tallied 12 saves on the evening, facing 26 total shots for the game.
As a team, the Crusaders outshot Hiram 42-26, all while forcing the Terriers into 16 turnovers on the night.
With the win, Capital (5-1 overall) is now set to continue its three game road trip, as they travel to Franciscan on Saturday for a 3 p.m. faceoff in Steubenville, Ohio.