Brett Farrelly Makes Season-High 18 Saves in Men's Lacrosse Defeat at Hands of Defending MIAA Champions

The Bulldogs celebrate a goal against Albion Tuesday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
The Bulldogs celebrate a goal against Albion Tuesday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Senior Brett Farrelly made a season-high 18 saves, but the Adrian College men's lacrosse team couldn't overcome an early deficit in a 14-5 loss Tuesday to visiting Albion College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association action.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: Albion 14, Adrian 5 

= Location: Docking Stadium, Adrian, Mich.; Weather conditions: Partly Cloudy, 52 degrees, Wind NNW 15 mph (wind chill 43F)

= Records: Albion Britons 8-3 (2-0 MIAA), Adrian Bulldogs 2-7 (0-2 MIAA)

TOP 'DAWGS
Farrelly made a season-high 18 saves in the Adrian cage--several on shots from close range.

= Senior defenseman Cody Schmitt had a pair of goals, scooped up a team-best nine ground balls and produced a game-high four caused turnovers.

= Senior Justin Polischuk, junior Callum Clark and freshman Griffin Davison also found the back of the net for Adrian.

THE OPPOSITION
= Dominic Hamper paced the Britons by earning a game-best six points on three goals and three assists

= Drew Harm added four goals on five shots and he had two ground balls.

Kyle DeCamp went 13-for-15 in the face-off "X", while McGregor Wright won all six of his draws. DeCamp also had a game-best 11 ground balls.

= Goalie Trevor McManus got the win, playing the first 49:28 while making seven stops.

Nicolas Bowman also had a multiple-goal game with two.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Albion led 8-3 at halftime and outscored the Bulldogs 6-2 in the second half to pull away for the nine-goal victory. The Britons never trailed.

= Hamper gave Albion a quick 2-0 lead with a pair of goals just 36 seconds apart, beginning with 14 minutes and 9 seconds left in the first quarter.

= Schmitt cut the deficit in half, 2-1, with his first goal and opened the scoring with his second in the second quarter to make it 4-2 Albion at the 14:00 mark.

= But the Britons scored 10 of the game's next 11 tallies to take a commanding 14-3 cushion midway through the fourth.

= Both teams cleared efficiently as Albion was 23-for-26 and Adrian, 23-for-28.

= The Britons also had more ground balls (48-23), shots (53-24) and shots on goal (32-13).

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
= Tonight served as the Bulldogs' home opener in MIAA play.

= Despite the loss, Adrian still leads Albion in the all-time series, 7-4.

= Albion is the defending regular-season and tournament MIAA champion.

= Schmitt extended his school record for caused turnovers with 105 for his career. He's also Adrian's active leader with 235 ground balls, which is second all-time.

UP NEXT
= Adrian will conduct its Senior Day on Saturday (1 p.m.) when it hosts Olivet College in another MIAA match-up at Docking Stadium.

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