March 4, 2012 – The Biola University men’s lacrosse team dealt Occidental College their first loss of the season, winning 16-3 and improving their conference record to 2-0. Biola used a strong first quarter to jump out to a 4-0 lead before Occidental got on the board on an unsettled fast break.
The second and third quarters played out the same way, with Biola outscoring Occidental 4-1 in both frames. In the fourth, Biola’s defense kept Occidental out of the goal, and the offense tacked on four more goals to extend the lead.
The win puts Biola in a tie for first place in the Western division of the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference with a 2-0 conference record, and 2-2 overall record. In those two conference games, Biola has outscored their opponents 40-6.
Leading the way once again was junior attackman Jeff Clark who scored four times and assisted teammates five times for nine total points. Also scoring four times was junior midfielder Scott Gamelson. Recording two goals each were a trio of senior midfielders: Austin Foxworthy, Jon McMahan, and David Sigley, who also recorded an assist.
Freshman midfielder/attackman Josh Nordstrom and freshman midfielder Matt Young each scored once, and senior attackman Adam Kingston assisted on two goals. Young and junior midfielder Joel Williams combined to win 16 face-offs.