#16 Men's Lacrosse Falls to Hampden-Sydney 14-9

#16 Men's Lacrosse Falls to Hampden-Sydney 14-9

Score: Hampden-Sydney 14, #16 Lynchburg 9

Location: Lexington, Va. (Wilson Field) (ODAC Championship)

Records: Hampden-Sydney 15-5 (6-3 ODAC), #16 Lynchburg 13-6 (8-1 ODAC)

From the Face-Off

The Hornets entered the Old Dominion Conference (ODAC) championship game for the fourth straight year in hopes to earn its seventh championship in program history vs. the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney.

Game Breakdown
- H&S opened the game with a goal at the 13:35 mark to take a 1-0 lead

- Lynchburg would answer at the 7:18 mark when senior Chris Camarca found the back of the net to even the game

- The Tigers would go on to score goal 5:02 and another with just six seconds left in the quarter to go up 3-1

- Sophomore Logan Adams would assist fellow sophomore Andrew Thomas at the 14:05 mark to bring Lynchburg within one

- On a man-up opportunity, junior Shayne O'Brien scored off an assist from Adams

- Another man-up goal came when senior Daniel Owens was assisted by Adams to put the Hornets up 4-3

- A 3-0 run by the Tigers ensued before Adams ended it at the 1:18 mark to bring Lynchburg back within a goal

- The final 17 seconds of the half saw two H&S goals to put the Tigers up 8-5 heading into half

- A slashing penalty was called on Lynchburg to end the first half which carried over to the start of the third quarter when the Tigers scored a man-up

- Sophomore Evan Lombardo would score at the 7:48 mark to end the H&S run and bring Lynchburg back within three

- The Tigers would score at 6:31 and 2:25 to go up 11-6

- Owens would add his second goal of the game at the 1:17 mark to bring Lynchburg within four

- With just 25 seconds left in the third quarter, H&S would score to take a 12-7 lead

- In the fourth quarter, the Hornets would open with Lombardo assisting Thomas at 9:33 followed by a goal from freshman Kevin Rogers to cut the Tiger lead to just three

- H&S would stop the Lynchburg comeback effort with goals at 4:01 and five seconds to earn it first ODAC Championship since 2001.

Inside the Box Score
- Junior CJ Santora made 12 saves

- Adams finished the night with three assists and two goals

- Thomas had two assists

- Owens lead the Hornets with two goals

- Lynchburg won the turnover battle, forcing 15 while allowing 12

- H&S won 19-25 face offs

- Lynchburg outshot the Tigers 42-35

- Lombardo, Santora, and junior Colin McGuire earned all-tournament honors

A Look Ahead
Lynchburg will find out its NCAA Tournament fate tomorrow at 9 p.m. during the division three selection show. Follow LynchburgSports.com and social media for the most up to date information.