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Mount Union | March 5, 2014

Mount Union tallies season-high 17 goals in 17-7 win at Thiel

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Mount Union tallied a season-high 17 goals in a 17-7 at Thiel on Wednesday.

Michael Taylor and Josh Stephens each had three goals as Mount Union moved to 2-3 on the season.

After Chris Daley started the scoring with a goal just 2:02 into the contest.

Taylor and Stevens got on the board with goals at the 10:42 and 8:15 marks respectively to stake the Purple Raiders out to a 3-0 lead.

Thiel (1-2) then charged back with a pair of goals to make it 3-2 before Stephen Jones and Stephens each scored to push the lead out to 5-2. Thiel finished the quarter with a man-up goal with 1:06 left and the quarter ended with the Raiders holding a 5-3 lead.

Mount Union then scored five unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes in the second quarter -- Hogan Harris, Carl Sopczyk, Stephens, Jones and Taylor -- all scored during the run that gave the Raiders a commanding 10-3 lead.

Thiel scored twice before halftime to close the gap to 10-5 at the break.

Mount Union again got off to an early start scoring four more goals in the first eight minutes of the third quater. Taylor started the scoring with a man-up goal, Harris followed then Jack Wesner and Josh Bender then got into the scoring column as the Raiders led 14-5 after three quarters.

Thiel tallied a goal early in the fourth quarter before Daley and Sopczyk each scored again and left the score 16-6.

Each teams got a final goal with Thiel scoring just over five minutes to play and Derek Thomas finishing the scoring with a goal to go along for his team-high two assists for the 17-7 final.

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