Alma, Mich. - The Alma College men's lacrosse team fell to defending league champion Albion College on Saturday (April 15) afternoon at Bahlke Field, snapping the Scots' five-game winning streak against league opponents at home.
Sophomore Jared Nycz (Elma, N.Y./Iriquois) scored two goals for the Scots (8-5 overall, 2-2 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) and established a school record for career points. Nycz now has 138 points on 61 goals and a school-record 77 assists in 30 games, topping Marshall Argenta's mark of 137 points from 2012-16.
Junior Austen Irrer (Midland, Mich./Midland) also scored twice as the Scots were held to their lowest goal total of the season and shut out in the second half.
Sophomore Cam Stelljes (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) made 14 saves on 31 shots as the Britons outshot Alma by a 48-26 margin. Albion dominated on the face-off dot as 2016 MIAA Defensive Player of the Year Kyle DeCamp took 25 of 26 draws and collected a game-high 21 ground balls.
Brandon Lebioda paced Albion with four goals and two assists.
Alma will return to Bahlke Field on Friday, April 21, to host Kalamazoo College. Opening face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. as part of a lacrosse doubleheader. The women's team hosts Adrian College to begin the day at 4:00 p.m.