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KENOSHA, Wisc. – The Whittier College Men's Lacrosse team wrapped up their trip back East with a tough 12-2 loss to Carthage College.
Whittier returns home at 7-6, while Carthage improves to 11-3, 3-0 CCIW.
The Purple & Gold scored in the first and fourth quarters but saw Carthage outscore them 6-0 during the middle frames, which proved tough to overcome.
Nate Heritage (Bellingham, WA) connected for Whittier's first goal with 5:29 to play in the first quarter coming on a man-up that made the score 2-1 but it would be all Red Men from there as they would outscore WC 8-0, which spanned into the fourth quarter.
Trailing 10-1, Whittier got their second goal from Evan Price (San Diego, Calif.) again coming on a man-up but it would be too late as Carthage would tack on another two insurance goals that ended the game.
Alex Cramer (Rocky Hill, CT) played between the posts and totaled 11 saves against 23 shots. Whittier was outshot on the game 44-18, was just 6-17 on faceoffs, and turned the ball over 16 times, which proved crucial.
Whittier has one game remaining on their schedule, which is the biggest of the season, the Locker-Stabler Cup in two weeks where the Poets will take on Colorado College on Saturday, April 29 with game time set for 1:00pm.