Lynchburg - Hampden-Sydney built a 10-5 halftime lead, and the Tigers went on to upset 10th-ranked Lynchburg College 12-8 in ODAC men's lacrosse Saturday night at LC.
The Tigers started the contest strong, taking a 5-1 lead after one period with tallies from five different goal scorers. Vin Curran scored to open the second for LC, but HSC's Ryan Martin posted back-to-back goals to extend the advantage to 7-2. Goals from Curran, Berk Ellis and Campbell Armstrong brought LC back to within two with 5:49 remaining in the period. The Tigers closed out the half with a three-goal spurt of their own, two from Thomas Armstrong, to enter intermission ahead 10-5.
After 15 first-half tallies, the second half featured just five goals as Hampden-Sydney slowed down the pace and controlled the ball. LC's Austin Stewart cut the Tigers' lead to three just 34 seconds into the final period, but it was the last goal Hampden-Sydney would allow.
Thomas Armstrong had three goals and an assist for Hampden-Sydney (11-4/6-2). Martin and James Hughes also scored three times. Max Voumard and Vin Curran led LC scoring with two goals each. Hampden-Sydney and Lynchburg now have identical 11-and-4 records overall, 6-and-2 in ODAC play.