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Falcons fall to Lions, 12-5

Mars Hill, NC - The Pfeifer University Falcons fells to the No. 7 Mars Hill College Lions' 12-5 in non-conference menís lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.† Pfeiffer falls to 7-3 on the season, while MHC improves to 10-2.

Chad Olsen (Great Mills, MD) and Jameson Schultz (High Point, NC) led the Falcons scoring two goals apiece. Kevin Anderson (Altamonte Springs, FL) tallied two points off of two assists. Patrick Faulhaber (Apex, NC) led Pfeiffer defensively with four ground balls. Jimmy Dyches (Abingdon, MD) played all 60 minutes in goal for Pfeiffer and made 12 saves.

David Hodgins (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) led the Lions scoring five goals and recording four assists. He also tallied five ground balls. Eric Benesch (Bloomingdale, Ontario, Canada) followed with a pair of goals and the same number of assists. Danny Farmer (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) scored three times and provided his teammates with a couple of assists. Nick Sigona (Auburn, NY) played 55:53 in goal and made 12 saves.

Hodgins found Benesch for the contest's first score 1:44 into the game and the Lions never looked back. MHC led 3-0 after the first quarter and led 4-0 before the Falcons got on the board with 9:58 left in the second frame. MHC took a 7-1 advantage into the locker room at the intermission. The teams traded single goals in the third stanza before the Lions won the last quarter, 4-3, to make the final score 12-5, in favor of the home team.

MHC out shot Pfeiffer 43-26. The Lions won the ground ball battle 33-27 and won 17 of 21 face-offs.

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