Men's Lacrosse Soars To School-Record 10th Consecutive Victory

The wins are piling up for the Hope College men's lacrosse team at a record-setting pace.

The Flying Dutchmen beat host Olivet College 20-5 on Tuesday for their 10th consecutive victory — the longest streak in their varsity history.

Hope improved to 10-1 overall — equaling last season's school-record of 10 wins.

The Flying Dutchmen also raised their Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association record to 3-0. They remained a half-game ahead of second-place Albion (4-6, 2-0 MIAA).

At Olivet, Hope never trailed after scoring the first six goals of the match and seizing a 6-1 lead by the time the first period ended.

Attacker Rocco Mularoni — ranked in the Top 20 nationally for goals per game — recorded three of his match-high six duals during the opening 15 minutes.

The sophomore from Hartland, Michigan (Detroit Catholic Central HS) now has an MIAA-leading 43 goals on the season. It's the fifth-most in team history.

Sophomores Gino Battaglia of Dayton, Ohio (Lebanon) and Max Kuiper of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Central) chipped in four goals apiece for the Flying Dutch.

The Flying Dutchmen yielded no more than five goals in a match for the sixth time this season.

Hope entered the match ranked ninth in the nation in scoring defense at 6.10 goals allowed per match. | PO Box 9000, Holland, Michigan 49422