March 24, 2013

Sixth-Ranked Hornets Defeat Bridgewater 23-1

For immediate release – 3/24/2013 - #315
Sixth-Ranked Hornets Defeat Bridgewater 23-1

BRIDGEWATER, VA – The no. 6 Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team defeated Bridgewater College on Sunday 23-1 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action.  It was the first ever meeting between the new Eagles program and the defending ODAC champions.

LC started quickly as the team scored eight goals in the first quarter, while outshooting BC 18-2 in the period.  Austin Stewart registered a hat-trick in the period, and Campbell Armstrong added two as well.  Pat Ohrem, Derek Sweet, and Jacob Fuller were the other three scorers for the Hornets in the first.

Stewart picked up right where he left off in the second, sending his first two shots into the back of the cage.  Vin Curran then put in his first tally of the day to give Lynchburg an 11-0 lead with nine minutes left in the half.  Rob Arnold would add to the Lynchburg lead with less than three minutes left, as LC entered the half with a 12-0 advantage.

The Hornets outscored the Eagles 11-1 in the second half.  Josh Davey tallied his first career hat-trick in the game, Max Kelly and David Alyanakian each scored two, while Charlie Oldendorp, Jay Goldsmith, Dane Angell, and Chris Cornelius each finished with a goal.  Chance Smith and Ohrem each assisted on two goals in the game, with Lynchburg having 11 for the game.

Rob Simmons had the lone goal for BC (3-4 overall, 0-2 ODAC) and Andrew Buss made nine saves in 36 minutes of work.  Lynchburg won 75% of the face-offs, with Curran winning eight of his nine attempts and Bobby Distler winning six of eight.

The Hornets (7-1, 2-0) face an important ODAC test on Wednesday.  LC travels to Lexington, VA to take on the eighth-ranked Generals of Washington and Lee University.  Game time is set for 7 p.m.