ERAU: Hines Breaks Scoring Record to Lead Men’s Lacrosse Past Montevallo
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – In just his fourth game wearing the Blue and Gold, Isaiah Hines set an Embry-Riddle single-game scoring record to lead the Eagles to a 18-15 win over Montevallo (1-2), Friday at the Falcons’ Track and Field/Lacrosse Stadium. Hines was efficient on offense in Friday’s game tallying a program-best nine goals on 12 shots as the Eagles improved to 2-2 on the year.
Hines also set the Eagles’ single-game record for points with 10. Coleman Jacobs and Pete Abbes notched three goals apiece, while Marcus Needham added two goals to the Eagle tally.
Embry-Riddle got on the board first just 40 seconds in courtesy of Needham’s third goal of the year. The Falcons kept pace with the Eagles, matching ERAU’s two scores with two goals of their own, but Hines’ first quarter hattrick helped stake the Blue and Gold to a 5-2 lead at the end of the first 15 minutes of play.
Montevallo recorded the first two goals of the second quarter to cut the Eagle lead to one (5-4). Goals by Jacobs and Abbes helped the Eagles reclaim a three-goal advantage, but the Falcons answered again and after tying the scoring at 8-8 at the 3:13 mark, they grabbed their first lead of the night with 2:42 left in the period. A big face-off win by Ryan Manning led to another Coleman goal at the 2:00 mark, and Hines added two more to give Embry-Riddle an 11-9 lead at the half.
The Falcons managed to erase the two-goal deficit by scoring three unanswered goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Montevallo outscored the Eagles 4-2 in the third and heading into the final period, the game was tied at 13-13.
Abbes broke the deadlock with his second goal of the night to start the fourth quarter, but Montevallo found the equalizer again less than a minute later. Hines put the Eagles back up by a goal and another goal by Abbes gave ERAU a two-goal cushion with 9:16 left to play. The Falcons cut the lead to one (16-15), but Hines finished a Todd Giol pass and set up Needham’s second goal of the game to help seal the victory for the Eagles.
The Eagles wrap up their Alabama trip on Sunday with a 12 p.m. (CT) contest against Alabama-Huntsville.