INDIANAPOLIS –The No. 8 UIndy men’s lacrosse team bounced back Wednesday to claim their first win of the season in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, beating Lewis 10-6 at Key Stadium. The victory moves the Hounds to 8-1 overall and 1-1 in conference. UIndy also goes 3-0 all-time against Lewis and earns its 25th straight win at home.
SCHOLARSHIPS DRAW 100
With the victory, the head coach Greg’s Stocks reached 100 career wins. He has the most wins among active GLVC head coaches and remains the winningest coach in UIndy men’s lacrosse history.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
The Hounds scored a pair of goals in the opening four minutes to take a 2-0 lead with Sam Arfsten and Drew Billig find the net. The lead was short-lived as the Flyers scored three straight games to take a 3-2 lead after the first.
UIndy’s defense went from strength to strength in the second quarter, holding Lewis to zero goals and just six shots. Brian Robb and Wyatt Auyer both lit the lamp to give the Hounds a 4-3 lead heading into the break.
A quick start gave UIndy a three-point lead in the second half as Parker Johnson scored on the first possession. A little over a minute later Ben Foster scored his first of the game with Auyer picking up an assist. Both teams scored a trio of goals in the third period, giving UIndy a 7-6 lead heading into the final period.
The defense shone again in the final quarter, holding the Flyers scoreless on seven shots. Foster scored a man goal to give the Hounds a two-goal lead before Billig and Eston Ong each added insurance goals in the last few minutes.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Billig led the Hounds with six points on two goals and four assists. He also added six ground balls and two caused turnovers.
– Auyer finished with three points on two goals and an assist while Johnson and Foster each recorded two points.
– austin barnet picked up his eighth win of the season in net, making 12 saves in 60 minutes.
The Hounds have this coming weekend before heading to Grand Rapids, Michigan to face Davenport on Saturday, April 2.