NASHUA, N.H. -- Mitchell College dropped a 14-2 decision to Rivier University on Wednesday night in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Joanne Merrill Field.
The Raiders (1-2 overall) were led by Jacob Enwright and Nick Akerman, who each netted four goals for an offense that outshot the Mariners 52-16. Ben Fitzpatrick secured the win in goal and finished with three saves on the night.
Jade Shields accounted for both of Mitchell's goals, raising his team-leading total to 13 on the season.
The game was tight throughout the first quarter. After Akerman and Enwright each scored to put Rivier up 2-0, Shields tallied Mitchell's first goal on an unassisted effort with 2:59 to go in the quarter. The Mariners then started the second quarter with an extra-man advantage, and Shields quickly cashed in to tie the game at 2-2 just 12 seconds into the stanza.
From that point on it was all Rivier. The Raiders scored the next five goals to lead 7-2 at the break, and in the second half the home team added seven more scores while keeping the Mariners off the scoreboard.
Mitchell (1-4 overall) will next play at Regis College on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.