The Hope College men's lacrosse team matched its longest win streak in dramatic fashion with a 9-8 victory against visiting Trine University on Saturday.
The Flying Dutchmen held off a late charge from their foe that saw the Thunder score the final six goals of the match.
Hope equaled its 2016 nine-match win streak while improving to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.
Sophomore Max Kuiper of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Central), pictured, scored three times to lead the Flying Dutchmen.
Hope led 9-2 after a goal from junior Liam Turley of Middleton, Wisconsin (Middleton) with 3:08 remaining in the third period.
Trine (5-4, 0-1 MIAA) started its comeback attempt a minute later on a goal from Tyler Klima. The Thunder struck twice more before the period ended.
Trine scored all three goals during the final period, but the last one off the stick of Neil Orr came with nine seconds remaining. The Thunder could not get a shot off after the final faceoff.
Sophomore Nathaniel Hentschel of Spring Lake, Michigan (Spring Lake) had a goal and an assist for the Flying Dutchmen.
Hope entered the match sixth in the nation in scoring defense at 5.89 goals allowed per match.
Goalie Nick Schanhals of North Muskegon, Michigan (North Muskegon) finished with nine saves.