Baney sets record in Hanover LAX rout
Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Senior Chris Baney scored a career-high six goals and set a school record in the process as Hanover men's lacrosse won 20-2 at Bethany (W.Va.) on Wednesday.
Baney became the first player in the four-year history of Hanover's program to score six goals in a quarter - all six of his goals coming in the second period.
The Panthers totaled a season-high 69 shots, which ranks as the second-highest single-match total in school history. The effort falls just short of the 75 attempts in a 19-8 win over Milwaukee Engineering.
Hanover, off to a 2-0 start, built an 11-0 lead at the intermission and cruised to its third straight win against Bethany (0-2).
The Panthers held a 37-3 advantage in shots during the decisive first half. The squad scored three goals on 14 shots in the first quarter and eight on 23 attempts in the second.
Nick Hermes netted five goals and had two assists. Zac Cheatle scored four goals in the second half, including three in the fourth quarter.
Dakota Kwasny and Frank Vest each netted their first collegiate goals. Kwasny scored twice, along with Josh Green. Derek Coe led the Panthers with three assists.
Hanover posted a 51-26 edge in ground balls with Cheatle leading the way with seven ground balls while Green and Hermes collected five each.
Tim Gruber won 17-of-21 face-offs in the match and the Panthers were 36-of-38 on clearing opportunities , including 21-of-21 in the first half.
Hanover hosts Centre (Ky.) on Saturday in its home opener at L.S. Ayres Field.