Hendrix College Friday recorded its first NCAA lacrosse win in school history with an 18-2 victory over the University of Dallas, snapping a 36-game losing streak over three seasons.
Hendrix used a balanced attack with seven players combining for the 18-goal effort. Sophomore David Davis, Jr. led the way with five goals, while seniors Dan Fox and Tim Wojcik scored three goals apiece. Junior Ben Nelson and senior Don Geders added two apiece. Junior Sam Brisson and senior CJ Richards put one ball past the keeper.
First year Cameron Millstone led the Warriors with six assists and Nelson finished with three assists. Brisson, Fox, Geders and Richards all had one assist apiece.
First year Tony Lemos lit up the scoreboard with Dallas’ first goal in the opening quarter and sophomore Philip Kaiser scored the first goal of the fourth quarter to reach the Crusaders’ final mark.
Hendrix responded to an early 1-0 deficit by putting four goals on the board in the last four minutes of the first quarter. The Warriors then added 10 unanswered goals over the second and third quarters, and then closed the game on a 4-0 run.
The Warriors outshot the Crusaders, 40-10, and owned a 42-16 advantage in ground balls. Hendrix was 10-of-13 in clear opportunities and Dallas was just 9-of-14 on clears. Hendrix dominated on faceoffs with 20 wins on 23 chances. Millstone was 18-of-19 and Wojcik went 2-of-4 at midfield. Junior Robert McCarthy snagged a team high 15 ground balls, most coming off faceoffs opportunities.