*Story by Andy Riesenberg
TIFFIN, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's lacrosse team lost its final game of the year at Heidelberg University on Saturday 15-8 despite landing a season-high number of goals in the back of the net.
A close game at the end of the first period as both teams battle back and forth keeping it low scoring with a 3-2 start. Heidelberg's separation came in the second period as the Student Princes scored six goals to Wilmington's three, as they started to pull away. Another low scoring period came in the third as neither team could really gain any traction on the other. The final period resulted with Heidelberg outscoring Wilmington 4-2, and ending the game with a 15-8 final.
Jonathan Lokey for Wilmington led the way for both teams with five goals in the game. Reed Beavers post 16 more saves to his grand total for the season, giving him 193 saves on the year and giving him the third-highest in number of single-season saves for the Quakers passing Jake Ladendorf (2018). Liam Weaver scored four goals for Heidelberg and also helped with three assists.
Wilmington finishes its 2021 season with an 0-13 record and an 0-9 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play.