by Eva Dean Folkert
In the first half on Saturday, freshman Jack Radzville went a perfect 5-for-5 with his stick for the Hope College men's lacrosse team at Adrian College. The freshman attacker from Howell (Howell HS) took five shots and made five goals as the Flying Dutchmen handily defeated the Bulldogs, 25-8.
The win keeps Hope's undefeated league record intact and sets up a showdown for first place in the MIAA standings with Albion College on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at home. The Flying Dutchmen are 4-0 in the league and 10-3 overall; the Britons stand at 4-0 in the MIAA and 6-7 overall.
The first 15 minutes of Saturday's game was highly productive for Hope and Radzville, pictured. The Flying Dutchmen scored 12 goals in the first quarter, with Radzville tallying four of his five goals which is his career high.
After scoring nearly half of their goals in the first quarter, goal production and pace slowed for the Flying Dutchmen. Hope went on to score five, six and two goals in the next three quarters, respectively.
Twelve other Hope players joined Radzville in scoring against Adrian in a balanced attack. Other multiple goal scorers were freshman Liam Cunningham of South Lyon (Detroit Catholic Central) and junior Nathaniel Hentschel of Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS) with three each; and junior Max Kuiper of Grand Rapids (Forest Hills Central), sophomore Colton Warren of Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS), senior Gino Battaglia of Dayton, Ohio (Lebanon HS), and sophomore Ben Staubus of Westville, Indiana (Mount Carmel Catholic Prep) had two goals apiece.
Junior attacker Rocco Mularoni of (Detroit Catholic Central) , Hope's leading scorer, led with three assists.
In ground balls, junior Marshall VanBelkum of Rockford (Rockford HS) picked up the most with 12.