Senior Goalkeeper Peter Dugan Sets Career-High 20 Saves Against Heidelberg University

Peter Dugan's 20 saves Wednesday vs Heidelberg are the fourth-most in Adrian single-game history. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Peter Dugan's 20 saves Wednesday vs Heidelberg are the fourth-most in Adrian single-game history. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Adrian College men's lacrosse senior keeper Peter Dugan recorded a career-best 20 saves in the Bulldogs' 14-4 non-conference defeat to Heidelberg University on Wednesday evening.

THE BASICS
= Final Score: Heidelberg 14, Adrian 4

= Location: Docking Stadium, Adrian, Mich.; Weather conditions: Mostly cloudy, 38 degrees, Wind N 12 mph

= Records: Heidelberg Student Princes 5-2 overall; Adrian Bulldogs 0-5 overall

TOP 'DAWGS
= Freshman Fernando Rodriguez netted a pair of goals on a team-high 10 shots to go along with three ground balls.

= Dugan's save total beats by five his previous high of 15, set during his 2016 sophomore campaign (vs Hope College on April 14). 

= Seniors Michael Desmadryl, Michael Turner and sophomore Brayden Adrian had six ground balls apiece. Turner and Adrian also caused two turnovers each.

= Adrian also added to the offense with a goal and an assist. 

THE OPPOSITION
= Liam Weaver (4 assists) and Matt Wernerspach (3 assists) led the Berg offense with a hat trick each, plus Brock Hodson led all scorers with five goals.

= Nick Selfridge, who chipped in two goals, was 5-for-7 in the face-off "X" and scooped up a game-high 10 ground balls.

= Christian Hieronymus and Jacob White helped the defense limit the Bulldogs to 15 shots on goal and they each had two caused turnovers.

= Alex Bruder (W, 5-2) got the win in the cage, stopping 11 shots and getting four ground balls.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= The Berg scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back.

= Heidelberg also enjoyed statistical advantages in shots (59-31), shots on goal (34-15), ground balls (44-37), turnovers (21-29) and clears (21-for-29, 13-for-25).

= The Student Princes scored three man-up goals in four chances; Adrian went 1-for-3.

= The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard with 2 minutes and 2 seconds left in the second quarter when Turner found Adrian for a man-up tally. Adrian leads the team with 10 goals this season.

= The Berg took control by scoring off the crosse of Weaver with 11 seconds before the half, sparking a 5-1 run into the third and an 11-2 cushion. 

= Dugan helped keep the Bulldogs in the contest by making seven saves alone in the first quarter, when HU led only 2-0 after 15 minutes. The first-year starter made numerous sparkling stops with shooters at close range.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
= Adrian won 24-6 at Heidelberg last year in the schools' only previous meeting.

= The Student Princes are a second-year program out of the Ohio Athletic Conference.

= Dugan's 20 saves puts him over 100 (108) for his 17-game career and are the fourth-most in Bulldogs' single-game history.

= Desmadryl is Adrian's active career leader with 87 ground balls.

= Turner had an assist to tie D.J. Clevely (2009-11) for eighth-place on the Bulldogs career list with 42.

UP NEXT
= Adrian stays home on Saturday when it faces first-time opponent Franciscan University in non-conference play, starting at 1 p.m. Video l LiveStats

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