LISLE, Ill. - The Kalamazoo College men's lacrosse team won its season opener 15-8 at Benedictine University on Saturday.
The host Eagles scored first, but Kalamazoo scored the next four to lead 4-1 after the first quarter. Benedictine scored first again in the second quarter, but Kalamazoo increased its lead to seven (10-3) entering halftime.
Benedictine scored the first goal of the third, but Kalamazoo again increased its lead (13-5) by the end of the quarter. Kalamazoo scored the first two goals of the fourth to go up 15-5 before allowing three goals in the final minutes for the 15-8 final.
Jack Loveland tied the school record while leading the Hornets with five goals on eight shots.
Nate Silverman made 16 saves in goal.
Kalamazoo returns to action next Saturday, March 9 at Concordia Chicago.