BW Men’s Lacrosse Team Wins at Houghton (N.Y.), 19-2

Jarrod Gilliam Scores Three Goals vs. Houghton (N.Y.)
Jarrod Gilliam Scores Three Goals vs. Houghton (N.Y.)
HOUGHTON, (N.Y.)  – Sophomore attacker Vinny Carson (Cleveland/ Benedictine) and freshman midfielder Jarrod Gilliam (Lewis Center/ Olentangy Orange) each scored three goals as the Baldwin Wallace University men's lacrosse team defeated Houghton (N.Y.) College, 19-2, at Burke Field for its second straight victory to start the 2014 season.  BW has now outscored its first two opponents, 37-4.

With its win, BW is 2-0 overall and next plays on Monday, March 10 when it hosts Olivet (Mich.) College on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea at 4:00 p.m.  Houghton was playing its first match of the season and is 0-1 overall.

The Yellow Jackets led 3-0 after one perod, 8-0 at halftime and 14-1 after three stanzas. BW outshot Houghton, 63-16, including 24 shots in the second period, and had 55 ground balls to the Highlanders' 29.

In addition to Carson and Gilliam for BW, freshmen attackers James Wilhelm (Bay Village/ Cleveland St. Ignatius) and Josh Piepenburg (Shaker Heights) and freshman midfielder Tanner Roberts (Murraysville, Pa./ Franklin Regional) each had a pair of goals. Overall, twelve Yellow Jackets each had at least one goal. Freshman MF Alex Fioritto (Akron/ Walsh Jesuit) led the way with eight ground balls.

In goal, sophomore Jake Harders (Rocky River/ Lakewood St. Edward) started, played the first 30 minutes, did not allow a goal and did not have to make a save. He was replaced by freshman Austen Peppo (Brunswick/ Parma Padua Fransiscan), who played 21:36, allowed one goal and made two saves; senior Ray Caraballo (Cleveland/ St. Ignatius), who played 3:11, allowed a goal and made two saves; and freshman Josh Low (Solon), who played 5:13, did not allow a goal and made one save.

In the first period, BW received goals from freshman attacker Luke Happel (Pittsburgh, Pa./ Hampton), Carson and Firitto for its 3-0 lead.

In the second period, Gilliam scored twice, Carson again and freshman MF Jake Rakich (Dublin/ Olentangy Liberty) and Roberts each had a goal.

In the third stanza, BW received goals from Gilliam, back-to-back tallies from Wilhelm and another from freshman MF Brent Wilhelmy (Rocky River) to build its lead to 12-0 before Houghton finally got on the scoreboard at 3:08 to make it 12-1. The Yellow Jackets got goals from Piepenburg and Roberts.

In the final quarter, BW received goals from Piepenburg, sophomore MF Steve Wozniak (Strongsville/ Parma Padua Fransiscan) and Carson before Houghton had its final tally of the game to make it 17-2.  The final Yellow Jacket goals were scored by freshman MF Andrew Spicher (Erie, Pa./ McDowell) and freshman MF Forrest Andrew (Brunswick).

Following its match versus Olivet, BW plays a pair of away matches next weekend when it travels to Steubenville, Ohio on Saturday, March 15 to play Fransiscan University at 1:00 p.m. and then goes to Hanover, Indiana on Sunday, Mardh 16 for a 2:00 p.m. match.

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