<strong>By John Lowe, For the Dominion Post<\/strong>\r\n\r\nMORGANTOWN\u00a0\u2014 The Morgantown High School boys\u2019 lacrosse team made light work of the Wheeling Park Patriots on April 17, scoring eight goals in the second quarter to cruise to a 12-3 win.\r\nIt wasn\u2019t easy for MHS initially. The game remained scoreless due to poor ball control by both teams throughout most of the first quarter. The Mohigans (7-2) did get a couple of shots off, but all were blocked by Wheeling Park.\r\n\u201cWe just needed to get back to what we do well,\u201d MHS head coach Jeremy Bennett said. \u201cWhen we slow the ball down and value it, we\u2019re able to run the offense the way we wanted to.\u201d\r\nThe Mohigans took Bennett\u2019s coaching to heart, and senior midfielder Hazen Powell finally drew first blood for MHS with a goal with three seconds remaining in the first quarter.\r\n\u201cGetting the first goal kind of set the tone of momentum,\u201d Bennett said. \u201cI think that was a big contributor to getting the momentum in our favor.\u201d\r\nThirty seconds following the second quarter faceoff, senior midfielder Noah Yohn found the back of the net to go up, 2-0, on the Patriots (0-6). Powell struck again less than two minutes later to give the Mohigans a 3-0 lead.\r\nThe second quarter onslaught continued four minutes later. Yohn, sophomore attackman Nate Goldcamp and junior midfielder Cody Calvert added three more goals within a minute and a half to give MHS a 6-0 lead.\r\nWith a little over a minute to go before halftime, Yohn kicked off another round of Mohigans scoring. Mike Jones followed with 31 seconds to go and Calvert capped off the first half with a goal 15 seconds later.\r\nWheeling Park came out swinging in the second half, scoring a couple goals while holding MHS scoreless for almost 10 minutes. Junior midfielder Cole Hadrych finally cracked the Mohigans\u2019 drought with a goal with two minutes and five seconds left in the third.\r\nCalvert scored 15 seconds into the fourth quarter and Park retaliated seven minutes later. Yohn put the game on ice with his fourth goal, with 2:09 left in the game.\r\nYohn\u2019s four goals and an assist led the Mohigans, and he even recorded a hat trick before halftime.\r\nCalvert picked up a hat trick of his own, scoring three goals. Powell added two goals.\r\nDefensively, the Mohigans limited their time in the penalty box, but Bennett is still striving to get closer to perfection in terms of penalties.\r\n\u201cI think we did a good job of not chasing the stick and playing the body and also controlling our sticks, because in the past we\u2019ve had problems with penalties,\u201d Bennett said. \u201cSo I think we did a much better job at controlling our sticks. It\u2019s still a work in progress because it wasn\u2019t a perfect game penalty-wise, but a much better job controlling the body and not overcommitting.\u201d\r\nMorgantown returns to action Friday, heading to Charleston to face rival George Washington.\r\n\u201cI\u2019m pretty stoked,\u201d junior defenseman Matteo Darmelio said. \u201cIt\u2019s going to be a good game. Go down to Charleston and give them a good, hard game.\u201d\r\nThe Colonials eliminated the Mohigans in the state quarterfinals, 13-4, last season.\r\n\u201cLet\u2019s just say I\u2019m certainly excited\u201d for George Washington, Bennett said.