Trojans dominate in program opener


Andrew Nevins | Echo

Taylor men’s lacrosse started its first season on a high note Saturday, as the team overwhelmed Lindenwood University in a 26-1 statement win.

The game was the ideal start for the Trojans as they look to gain some momentum as the newest squad in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

It was clear that the team was building off of the confidence it found in a 19-3 scrimmage victory against Mount Vernon Nazarene two weekends ago.

Taylor dominated in all facets of the game, winning the faceoff battle by a 26-3 margin, outshooting the Lynx 59-12, and picking up 47 ground balls to Lindenwood’s 10.

Senior Tyler Gerig led the Trojans in scoring with 10 goals, while freshman Ian McClain handed out a team-high five assists with one goal, and freshman Teegan Heiniger won 22 of 24 faceoffs.

Both Heiniger and freshman Grant Gerig chipped in with four goals each, and senior Josiah Peterson added three. Junior Nathan Sahly netted two goals for the Trojans.

Taylor will be back in business Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as they face off against Clarke University in the team’s first ever home game.