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Buccaneers Stop Slide with Neutral-Site Win

April 2, 2016

New Lenox, IL -- The Beloit College Men's Lacrosse team used a consistent scoring effort to snap their six-game slump with an 11-7 win over Depauw University at Lincoln-Way west High School on Saturday afternoon. 

The teams met approximately midway between their home fields.

Beloit scored three times in the first, second and third periods and added two more in the fourth to post the victory.

Zach Carner scored in between a pair of Depauw scores in the opening quarter before Matt Kelly (Michael Boyland/Ed Smith) scored back-to-back to end the period with Beloit in front 3-2.  Luke Bankord, Mark Gannon (Jake Wallace) and Carner scored the three second-quarter goals to build the advantage to 6-2 at the break.

After the Tigers pulled back within three goals at the beginning of the third period Smith (Boyland), Bankord and Nick Meisberger made it a 9-3 game heading to the fourth with three straight scores.  Smith made it a five-goal run with the two fourth-quarter scores (Gannon on second goal) before Depauw closed out the game with four unanswered goals for the final score.

Trevor Kenahan made 14 saves in goal and had nine ground balls.  Wallace also had nine while Chris Anderson had eight.  Anderson also finished with six caused turnovers, setting a new Beloit single-game record.

Beloit is back at Strong Stadium Wednesday when they host Concordia University Chicago in a 5:00 p.m. Midwest Lacrosse Conference game.