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The Tusculum College menThe Tusculum College men's lacrosse team takes on Ohio Valley in the first match in program history (photo by Amy Brooks)

Tusculum defeats Ohio Valley 12-10 in program debut

Asmundson nets five as Pioneers open with win over Fighting Scots

Box Score

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. --- The Tusculum College men's lacrosse team was victorious in the first game in program history, defeating Ohio Valley University 12-10 Saturday afternoon at Stadium Field.

Kellen Asmundson scored five goals, including the first goal in program history, and Jack Timerson had a goal and three assists as the Pioneers (1-0) outscored the Fighting Scots (0-1) by a 5-0 margin in the second quarter to break a 2-2 tie.

Kyle Aylesworth had four goals and Adam Dickson scored three times for Ohio Valley, which used the man-up to cut the Tusculum lead to 9-7 after three quarters. However, the Pioneers never trailed and got a key insurance goal from Ben Boyd with just under three minutes left to bring home the win.

Goals from Asmundson and Mitch Chapman were countered by goals from Aylesworth and Dickson in the first quarter, but the Pioneers took control in the second quarter as Boyd, David Fernandes, Timerson, Asmundson and Ezra Cason found the net to send Tusculum to intermission with a five-goal lead.

Brennan Stothers scored twice for the Fighting Scots during a five-goal third quarter, but Asmundson countered with a pair of goals to keep the Tusculum lead at 9-7 entering the final quarter. Dickson notched a pair of goals in the final frame for the Fighting Scots, but goals from Asmundson, Steven Raimondi and Boyd preserved the victory for the Pioneers.

John Perrucci played the first half in goal for the Pioneers, while Eddie Schoenig II manned the crease for the Pioneers in the second half.

Tusculum will prepare for the first home game in program history next Saturday when they host Lees-McRae at Pioneer Field beginning at 12 noon.

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