Alma, Mich. - The Alma College men's lacrosse team dropped its season-opening contest on Saturday (Feb. 17) afternoon, falling by a 29-12 margin to Illinois Wesleyan University at Bahlke Field.
The Scots were led by sophomore Chase Hunyadi (Pepper Pike, Ohio/University School), who scored three goals and tallied four assists. Senior Bryce Bohrmann (Grand Rapids, Mich./Pennfield) also notched a hat trick, as did sophomore Trevor Bailey (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich./Sault Area), who was playing in his first game as a Scot after transferring from Olivet College.
Illinois Wesleyan, a participant in the NCAA Division III Tournament last season, was paced by James Maibuecher's six goals and three assists as the Titans took a 9-2 lead after the first quarter and held a 19-6 advantage at the half en route to victory.
How It Happened
- Alma scored the game's first goal when Chase Hunyadi took a pass from Jared Nycz to give the Scots a 1-0 lead 2:30 into the game. Illinois Wesleyan responded with nine of the game's next 10 goals to lead by a 9-2 margin after the first 15 minutes.
- Trevor Bailey scored twice for Alma in the second quarter and the Scots added two more goals, but the Titans pumped in 10 markers during the frame, forcing the Scots to change goalies.
- After Illinois Wesleyan opened the second half with five straight goals, the Scots finished the third quarter with four consecutive goals, including a pair by Bryce Bohrmann.
- The Scots added two more tallies to open the final quarter before Illinois Wesleyan finished the game with five straight scores.
- Jared Nycz posted one goal and four assists for five points. Nycz is now only four assists away from 100 for his career.
- Chase Hunyadi recorded three goals and four assists for seven points and now sits five points away from 100 for his career.
- Bryce Bohrmann recorded five points with three goals and two assists.
- Daniel Buchy scored a pair of goals.
The Scots will hit the road for their next five games, trailing to Virginia and North Carolina during spring break before a pair of games in Ohio. 25, when it travels to Ferrum College (VA) for a 1 p.m. contest.