#19 Men's Lacrosse Comes Up Short at Washington & Lee, 13-10

#19 Men's Lacrosse Comes Up Short at Washington & Lee, 13-10

Score: Washington & Lee 13, Lynchburg 10

Location: Lexington, Va. (Wilson Field)

Records: Washington & Lee (5-4, 3-0), Lynchburg (4-5, 1-1)

 

From the Face-Off

The Hornets made the trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains to play defending Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) champions Washington & Lee University Saturday evening.

Game Breakdown

- The game was scoreless for the first 8:43 before the Generals struck first to go up 1-0 and would go up 2-0 just 10 seconds later

- Lynchburg would cut the deficit in half when senior Daniel Owens scored an unassisted goal with 2:40 left in the first quarter

- The Generals answered back with 1:26 left in quarter one to go back up by two goals

- Senior Joey Giannaras would beat the goalie with 30 seconds left in quarter to bring the Hornets back to within one

- Sophomore Evan Lombardo would net goals at the 13:52 and 11:50 mark in the second quarter to give the Hornets a 4-3 lead, with assists coming from sophomore Nick Willertz and Owens

- The Generals tied the game at four with 9:46 left in the half on a man up goal and would regain the lead a minute and 20 seconds laterm, going up 5-4

- Sophomore Logan Adams would even the game for the Hornets off an assist from freshman Kevin Rogers

- The Generals would go on a 3-0 run with the first goal coming with 5:25 left in the half and the last one at the 3:05 mark

- Giannaras would add his second goal of the game with 1:08 left in the half to end the W&L run and bring Lynchburg within striking distance

- W&L started the second half on another 3-0 run to go up 11-6 with goals coming at times 13:23, 11:44, and 11:33 but neither team would score a goal the rest of the third quarter

- After 12:16 of scoreless play, the Generals would add another goal to go up 12-6

- Sophomore Andrew Thomas scored at the 11:38 mark to cut the W&L lead to five on a man up opportunity

- Senior Harrison Brennan would narrow the gap to four goals with 8:14 left in regulation

- Just 13 seconds later the Generals would answer to go up 13-8

- Thomas would add his second and third goals of the game on assists from Adams and Lombardo

- Despite outscoring W&L 4-1 in the last 11:38, the Hornets would fall to the Generals 13-10

Inside the Box Score

- Thomas would lead the Hornets with three goals, all coming in the fourth quarter

- Lombardo would finish the game with two goals and an assist

- Giannaras contributed with two goals

- Senior defenseman Cole Barrett and Chris Hamilton combined for eight ground balls

- Junior goalie CJ Santora had 16 saves on the night

A Look Ahead

The Hornets return to Shellenberger Field next Saturday when they play a pivotal ODAC game against Roanoke at 7 p.m.