ADRIAN, Mich.--Freshmen captain Chris French and Peyton Gasche each recorded a hat trick, and classmate Max Leventis scooped up a game-high 11 ground balls, but it wasn't enough to help host Adrian escape an early hole in a 23-10 loss at the hands of Trine in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's lacrosse action on Saturday.
= Final Score: Trine University 23, Adrian College 10
= Location: Kapnick Field at Docking Stadium, Adrian, Mich.; Weather conditions: Partly Sunny, 56 degrees, Wind SW 13 mph
= Records: Trine Thunder 6-3 overall (1-2 MIAA); Adrian Bulldogs 3-7 overall (0-2 MIAA)
= French also had an assist to tie for the team high with four points, plus he had five ground balls.
= Freshman Travis Fox had three assists as part of a four-point afternoon to go along with five ground balls.
= Leventis was solid in the face-off "X" with 17 wins in 31 draws.
= Sophomore co-captain Kyle Sanderson scored two goals, had two ground balls and caused a turnover.
= Tyler Corless led all scorers with nine points on four goals and five assists.
= Eric Peal scored a game-best five goals and had an assist.
= Other multiple goal-scorers were Tyler Klima (3 assists), Justin Gearig (2 assists), Neil Orr (2 assists), Jarod Schepp (2 assists), Conner Putman (1 assist) and Brandon Matuszczak.
= Dave Keptner chipped in eight ground balls and two caused turnovers.
= Max Harris was 16-for-30 on face-off and he accumulated seven ground balls.
= Anthony Marasco got the win with nine saves in the cage.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Trine spurted to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter and doubled up Adrian in each of the next three by identical 6-3 scores to win by 13.
= Adrian got on the scoreboard with just a second left in the opening quarter when French found Sanderson for the goal.
= French and Gasche scored 2 minutes and 26 seconds early in the second quarter to get the Bulldogs within 6-3, but Trine responded with a 9-2 run to go up 15-5 midway through the third.
= Statistically, the teams were not separated by that much. Trine did dominate Adrian in shots (52-34) and shots on goal (31-19).
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
= Adrian still leads the Thunder in the all-time series, 8-4. Trine has won the last four meetings.
= French and Gasche are tied for the Adrian scoring lead with 49 points apiece--good for third in the MIAA.
= Adrian travels to Grand Rapids on Wednesday (7 p.m.) to play Calvin College in a MIAA matchup.
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