ELMHURST, Ill.--Host Elmhurst College jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 25-8 non-conference men's lacrosse victory over Adrian College on Saturday.
= Final Score: Elmhurst 25, Adrian 8
= Location: Langhurst Field, Elmhurst, Ill.; Weather conditions: Partly Cloudy, 50s, Wind 6 mph
= Records: Elmhurst BlueJays 4-6, Adrian Bulldogs 2-4
= Freshman Griffin Davison topped Adrian with four points on two goals and two assists.
= Junior Michael Turner added two goals among three points.
= Senior Cody Schmitt notched a hat-trick from his defensive position, plus he made two ground balls.
= Senior goalkeeper Brett Farrelly, who finished with nine saves, led the team with five ground balls.
= Sophomore Adam Sroka rounded out the team's scoring with his second of the season.
= Ty Funderburk (6g, 2a) and Mac Harden (4g, 4a) both pumped in a game-high eight points.
= Matt Westhaver registered three goals and three assists.
= Starter Nick Bonastia (W, 4-6) got the win after playing 44 minutes and 6 seconds, making one save.
= Rami Ringling was dominant in the "X" by winning 21 of 29 face-offs, and tying teammate Dan Curley (1g, 1a) with a game-best eight ground balls.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Elmhurst, which never trailed, led 7-1 after 15 minutes and 13-3 at the halftime break. Four of EC's first seven tallies came via man-up.
= The BlueJays were successful on all 11 clear attempts, committed a season-low 12 turnovers, scored on 7-of-8 man-up opportunities, and outshot the Bulldogs 57-15.
= Elmhurst also won the battle with ground balls, 48-23.
= Elmhurst led 5-0 after the first 6:55 before Schmitt put Adrian on the scoreboard with 5:34 left in the opening quarter while on the man-up.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
= The teams are now tied 2-2 in the all-time series.
= Davison ranks second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with 22 goals.
= Turner lists third in the conference with 17 assists.
= Adrian continues its four-game road swing next Saturday (1 p.m.) in Holland, Mich., where the Bulldogs open MIAA play at Hope College.