GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Capital University men's lacrosse team put together another strong performance on Saturday afternoon to improve to 4-1 on the season, defeating Calvin College 18-2.
Capital's aggressiveness overwhelmed Calvin (2-3) from the beginning as the Crusaders took a 5-0 lead in the first quarter. Freshman midfielder Johnathan Mundell (Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.) assisted Brennan O'Callaghan (West Chester, Ohio) on the first two goals of the game. O' Callaghan then got an assist of his own as teammate, Carson Paull (Sandpoint, Idaho.) scored his fourth goal of the season. The final goal of the quarter was scored by Brent Walton (Pickerington, Ohio) with one tick left on the clock.
The Crusaders continued to build on their lead with six goals in the second quarter, as freshman attackman Ted Crites (Waukee, Iowa) scored his first career goal. O'Callaghan scored two goals in the second quarter to bring his total to five in the half. Capital held an 11-0 advantage at intermission.
Walton registered an impressive third quarter, scoring three goals. Two of his goals came in the first minute of the quarter. After assisting Walton, attackman Nick Hess (Horseheads, N.Y.) added a goal of his own.
The Knights were held scoreless until the 8:34 mark in the fourth quarter as Chris Griffin found the net. The sophomore followed up with another goal with 6:59 left to play.
O'Callaghan continued his hot streak, leading the Crusaders with six goals and four assists. He was followed by Walton, who scored four goals. Sophomore midfielder Michael Trefethern (Canfield, Ohio) recorded a career-high 11 ground balls.
Capital picked up a season-high 59 ground balls while registering the same amount of shots. The Crusaders held the Knights to only 14 shots.
The Crusaders are set to take on Bethany College (1-3) at Bernlohr Stadium on Wednesday, March 18 at 4 p.m.