Men’s lax scores most goals in a single game in program history

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Men’s lax scores most goals in a single game in program history

Sophomore Logan Collins celebrates after scoring a goal in a game against Albion College at Don Shula Stadium.

Sophomore Logan Collins celebrates after scoring a goal in a game against Albion College at Don Shula Stadium.

JCU Sports Information

Sophomore Logan Collins celebrates after scoring a goal in a game against Albion College at Don Shula Stadium.

JCU Sports Information

JCU Sports Information

Sophomore Logan Collins celebrates after scoring a goal in a game against Albion College at Don Shula Stadium.

Peter Knab, Staff Reporter

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John Carroll’s men’s lacrosse team has had trouble maintaining consistency on offense so far this season.

Prior to the contest against the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies on March 23, the largest offensive output for a single game this season was 16 goals. On Saturday, however, the Blue Streaks not only set a record for goals this season but an overall program record.

The Blue Streaks started their conference schedule with a dominating 29-2 victory over the Fighting Muskies. JCU had a balanced offensive attack. A total of 15 players scored at least one goal.

Sophomore Logan Collins led the way with five goals. Sophomores Kevin Hack and Brendan Whitty, junior Skyler Blake and senior Patrick O’Grady each had three goals.

Sophomore Alan Adams and freshman Matthew Fete each added two goals as a part of the record-setting day on offense.

The 29 goals broke the previous program record of 25 goals scored against the Wilmington Quakers in 2017. JCU outshot the Fighting Muskies by an amazing margin of 66-6.

The Blue Streaks were just as dominant on defense, as they won the ground ball battle 61-13. JCU also controlled the faceoffs 32-2.

In addition to the records set on offense, there was also an individual record set on defense. Sophomore Clayton Karam set a program record for ground balls, with 20 on the afternoon, shattering the previous record of 14 set in 2017.

The miniscule amount of two goals allowed by the Blue Streaks was the least amount of goals the tem has allowed in a game since a 21-2 victory over the Student Princes of Heidelberg University which was back on April 26, 2018 at Don Shula Stadium.

Dominant all around, John Carroll now has a 5-3 overall record and 1-0 in the OAC. They will have a week break from competiton and then the Blue Streaks are back in action on Saturday, March 30, on the road at Otterbein at 7 p.m.