Hope men's lacrosse downs Carroll with stingy defense

Andrew Pawlanta and the Hope College men's lacrosse team brought a stingy defense to the field for Thursday's home opener.

The Flying Dutchmen allowed only seven shots and forced 41 turnovers during a 19-1 non-league victory against Carroll University (Wisconsin).

Hope nearly posted the fourth shutout in team history while improving to 3-1 overall. Carroll scored during the fourth quarter.

The Flying Dutchmen previously blanked Concordia Chicago during the 2018 season, Bethany College (W.V.) in 2017 and Defiance College (Ohio) in 2016.

Pawlanta, a junior defender from Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Eastern HS), contributed to the defensive effort with a career-high five caused turnovers.

Three of Pawlanta's teammates collected two caused turnovers apiece: junior Nick Bazany of Howell, Michigan (Detroit Catholic Central), sophomore Ben Staubus of Westville, Indiana (Mount Carmel Catholic), and freshman Brayden Blackburn of Muskegon, Michigan (Reeths-Puffer).