Grizzlies Rewrite Record Books in Win Over Trine

Stowell, who is now tied for the WILA lead in goals with eight this season, had 15 of those shots by himself, good for an individual school and WILA record. He scored on four of those and now has back-to-back 4-goal efforts. He also added an assist.

Meanwhile, Morrison, a transfer from Division I North Carolina, also netted his first hat trick as a Grizzly scoring three goals on four shots while scooping up five groundballs. Peterman led the Grizzlies in that category with six.

The Grizzlies' other goal scorers were Jamison Bobo (Petaluma, Calif.), Robert Romero (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Connor McLaughlin (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Mike Telles (Henderson, Nev.). Romero, a freshman, also added an assist on Bobo's third-quarter goal and notched his first two career points. The goals were also the first of the season for both Bobo and McLaughlin.

The Grizzlies' 32 caused turnovers are also a new WILA record while their 67 groundballs are second most in WILA history.

The 17 goals are also tied for second most in WILA history while the 27 offensive points are equal to fourth most in the association's 2 -year existence.

The Grizzlies can now go into their 3-game spring break trip to Florida with confidence. That stretch begins Monday night at Saint Leo. The Lions, currently 3-2 overall, are receiving votes in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II Coaches' Poll.

The face-off in Saint Leo, Fla., is set for 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Trine will play at fellow NCAA Division III Colorado College on Friday evening.

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ALAMOSA, Colo. - Playing on the highest elevated field in the NCAA at over 7,500 feet, Trine (0-2) scrapped, fought, and hustled for all 60 minutes to try to hang with Division II Adams State (1-1) yesterday, March 6. Unfortunately, their efforts produced a 17-5 loss on the scoreboard.

Adams State took 56 shots and won every major statistical category except saves and face-offs, which midfielders Chris Ward (Oak Lawn, Ill./St Rita) and Rob Brzezinski (Livonia, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) combined to go 17 for 25 in the contest.

After giving up a goal just over a minute into the contest, the Thunder struck back with a Brzezinski bounce shot to tie the game at one. Several minutes later, the game's first big shift occurred when defenseman Colin O'Keefe (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township) picked up a ground ball and attempted to overpower two Grizzly defenders. Unable to locate a fellow teammate he lowered his head, and the yellow flag flew for spearing.

On the man-up opportunity, Adams State drilled an outside shot to make it 2-1. Trine was called for an unsportsmanlike penalty after the goal as the Grizzlies would again convert on the extra-man chance as Adams State tallied five goals in just five minutes.

Trine, wanting to slow down the game and make the Grizzlies work for their shots, abandoned their man-to-man defense and adopted a zone that proved to be fairly effective. Trine would give up just three goals in the 24 minutes before halftime. The Thunder offense had its hands full on the other end with the Grizzlies ultra-aggressive defensive style. Turnovers began to mount as Trine was unable to get the ball to the backside of the defense before the defenders were flashing in their face.

With the game out of reach at 14-1 late in the third, Trine got its second goal after two fantastic saves by the Adams State goalie led to a scrum in front of the crease. Thunder midfielder Nic Ruby (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard) came up with the ball, and his quick shot from point blank range proved that the third time was the charm.

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2013-03-07



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