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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Lacrosse team hosted a doubleheader Saturday opening up with Johnson & Wales but they were untested rolling to the 31-2 victory.
The lopsided victory is the largest win by the Purple & Gold in program history as they improve to 9-1.
They shutout the Wildcats in the first quarter 13-0 and then continued to pour it on with seven being added in the second and third quarters before tacking on another two in the fourth.
Whittier outshot Johnson & Wales 71-7, was 33-for-36 on face-offs, was a perfect 12-for-12 on clears and picked up 67 groundballs. They also converted 3-for-3 on man-up opportunities and forced 32 turnovers.
Dakota Turgeon (Bellingham, WA) played the first 1:52 picking up the win for the Poets. Austin Mann (Santa Ana, Calif.) was the second reserve and Kelly Petro (Mission Viejo, Calif.) played the final 30:00 minutes collecting a save.
33 players saw the field. Jared Holguin (Encinitas, Calif.) led the offense with a career high seven goals and an assist. Chandler Badon (Portland, OR) totaled four goals and Alan Lin (Valencia, Calif.) registered a five goal, three assist effort. Other notable performances included Ronan Dooney (Portland, OR) with three goals and three dimes, Preston Jaurequi (Murrieta, Calif.) with a goal, seven groundballs and two caused turnovers, Nate Heritage (Bellingham, WA) with two strikes and two assists, and August Trees (Vista, Calif.) and Nick Brisbee (Lake Oswego, OR) who combined for two goals, two assists, and five groundballs.
On the face-offs, Kevin O'Donnell (Carlsbad, Calif.) played limited time handing over the duties to freshman Cole Irie (Berkeley, Calif.) and he impressed going 28-for-30 with an assist and 16 groundballs.