DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Capital University men's lacrosse team improved to 3-1 on the season with an impressive 21-5 win over Defiance College on Wednesday afternoon.
Attackman Brennan O'Callaghan (West Chester, Ohio) continued his strong freshman campaign by scoring seven goals against the Yellow Jackets.
Carson Paull (Sandpoint, Idaho) helped Capital grab the early lead by scoring the game's first goal at the 13:42 mark in the first quarter. The Crusaders built a 4-0 cushion before Defiance (0-4) midfielder Evan Henry-Singleton found the back of the net with an unassisted goal. Capital answered the goal with four more of its own, two of them coming from O'Callaghan.
The second quarter was more of the same as Capital allowed one goal and continued to pad its lead to take a 13-2 advantage into the half.
Capital's stout defense and explosive offense allowed them to cruise in the second half as it scored eight goals while only allowing three goals in the second half.
Sophomore midfielder Brent Walton (Pickerington, Ohio) followed O'Callaghan in goals with four while tallying two assists. Josh Tomsich (Midland, Mich.) was on the offensive for the majority of the game with 11 shots, coming away with two goals. Sophomore midfielder Michael Trefethern (Canfield, Ohio) picked up nine ground balls.
Capital created many scoring opportunities, forcing 27 Yellow Jacket turnovers, while taking 60 shots, compared to the Defiance's 15. The Crusaders also held a 42-21 advantage in groundballs.
The Crusaders travel to Grand Rapids, Mich. to face Calvin College (1-2) on Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m.