Back from spring break, the Stow-Munroe Falls boys lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season April 4.
Playing at Kent State University's Dix Stadium, the Bulldogs dropped a 13-7 loss to Mentor. Stow fell to 3-1 on the season with the loss.
Stow took an early lead of 4-3 after quarter and lead 5-3 early in the second before the Cardinal tied things up at 5-5 at the half.
The difference in the game was a six-goal outburst by the Cardinals, which blew open the close contest. It was the first time this season Stow was outscored in the second half, as Mentor had an 8-2 edge in goals after halftime.
Mentor was led by Jacob Tackett, who scored five goals in the win.
The Cardinals finished with a 32-24 edge in shots on goal, though Stow goaltender Hunter Geiger did a solid job in net, finishing with 12 saves. Stow's shooting stroke was a bit off, as Mentor goaltender Sam Kirschner was credited with only two saves.
Stow finished with a slight 12-9 edge in face-off wins.
Senior attack Jacob Perch led the Bulldogs' offense with three goals on just four shots.
Senior Owen Baker, senior Andrew Herring, senior Ethan Hanson and sophomore Declan Tubbs each finished with one goal for the Bulldogs.
Baker led Stow with eight shots and five ground balls, while Tubbs and senior Alex DuPuie each had five ground balls.
Stow was set to host Benedictine April 7, before traveling to McDowell High School in Erie, Pa. April 8. Results of these games were not available at press time.
The Bulldogs will travel to backyard rival Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy April 11 at 7 p.m.