Men's Lacrosse Splits With Carthage, Northland To Open Season

One of the highest-scoring games in team history boosted the Hope College men's lacrosse team to a split of its season-opening matches on Friday in Barrington, Illinois.

The Flying Dutchmen beat Northland, Wisconsin 25-5 to rebound from a 14-5 loss to unbeaten host Carthage, Wisconsin in the day's first match.

Fifteen different Hope players scored during the two matches. Freshman Rocco Mularoni of Hartland, Michigan (Detroit Catholic Central) led the Flying Dutchmen with five goals total.

Mularoni, pictured, was one of four Hope players who contributed three goals against Northland (0-2).

Senior Gunnar Elder of East Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Grand Rapids) netted all three of his goals against Northland. The Flying Dutchmen's all-time leading scorer now has 152 goals in his career.

Two freshmen chipped in three goals on Friday: Sean Gliebe of Delaware, Ohio (Hayes) and Andrew Pavey of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Eastern).

Hope came within two goals of matching the varsity record of 27 set against Dubuque, Iowa in 2014. The 25 goals were the second-team in team history.

The Flying Dutchmen's next match is Saturday, Feb. 25 at Benedictine, Illinois.

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