Host Trine Thunder Silence Men's Lacrosse in Weather-Shortened Contest, 17-2

Host Trine Thunder Silence Men's Lacrosse in Weather-Shortened Contest, 17-2

ANGOLA, Ind.--Tyler Klima and Neil Orr combined for seven goals and ten total points to power host Trine University to a 17-2 victory over Adrian College on a stormy night Wednesday in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's lacrosse action.

The game ended with 5 minutes and 34 seconds left in regulation due to severe weather that included lightning.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: Trine 17, Adrian 2 

= Location: Shive Field, Angola, Ind.; Weather conditions: Storms, 70s, Wind West 20 mph

= Records: Trine Thunder 7-3 overall (3-1 MIAA), Adrian Bulldogs 2-9 overall (0-4 MIAA)

TOP 'DAWGS
= Senior Justin Polischuk led Adrian with two points on a goal and an assist.

= Classmate Cody Schmitt also got on the scoresheet to go along with four ground balls to top the team. He also was 6-for-14 at the face-off "X."

= Junior Caleb Vanderlugt contributed three ground balls and two caused turnovers, while classmate Callum Clark matched him with a pair of caused turnovers.

THE OPPOSITION
= Klima netted a game-high four goals among five points and had two ground balls.

= Orr posted a hat trick and two assists.

Jordan Batie won 10 of 15 face-offs and collected seven ground balls to lead all student-athletes.

Conner Putman notched a goal and a trio of assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Orr gave Trine an early lead by scoring just 53 seconds after the opening face-off.

= After a good job by both teams keeping each other off the scoreboard, Polischuk equalized with 8:29 remaining in the first quarter.

= The Thunder, however, quickly regained the lead on another goal by Orr only 48 seconds later.

= Trine scored the next two goals before Schmitt found the back of the cage to close the deficit to 4-2 at the end of 15 minutes.

= The Thunder put the game out of reach with four goals in both the second and third quarters, and five more in the final stanza, while shutting down the Bulldogs offense.

= Trine outshot Adrian 32-8 and more than doubled the ground balls (33-16).

= The Thunder's defense was active evidenced by creating 16 of the Bulldogs 19 turnovers 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
Brett Farrelly had five saves to increase his Adrian career total to 471, which trails only Kevin Lerg (486 from 2011-14) on the all-time list.

= Schmitt now has 107 career caused turnovers, which is the most in Adrian history.

UP NEXT
= Adrian will play at MIAA foe Calvin College on Saturday (7 p.m.) in contest that will be held at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Video l Live stats