PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Whittier College men's lacrosse team opened its season on the road in the Grand Canyon State at Grand Canyon University and came away with a 15-5 win for the program's second consecutive opening day victory.
The Poets (1-0) scored eight first half goals and took an 8-2 advantage into the intermission. Anthony Lackey paced Whittier as he scored a game-high four goals and added one assist.
Daniel McQuade and Mitch Prickett he scored two goals and had two assists in the win.
The purple and gold added to its lead in the third quarter with a six goal effort and tacked on one final insurance score in the fourth quarter en route to the 10 goal win.
Goalie Ben Brown had nine saves which includues three in the final frame.
Grand Canyon (0-1) goalie Andrew Hunter had 21 saves in the loss.
Whittier next plays in its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, February 14, at 5 p.m. The Poets' next regular season game is on Wednesday, February 18, against Southern Maine at 4 pm.