Lynchburg Lax defeats Hampden-Sydney, Randolph edged by Bridgewater
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The Lynchburg Hornets men's lacrosse team continued their winning ways, pulling away from Hampden-Sydney late for a 16-10 win.
Both sides exploded for several goals early, with Ian Levin (H-S) and Daniel Owens (Lynchburg) scoring 2 in the first frame. The Hornets lead 5-4 after 1.
Lynchburg, however, capped off a 5-0 run late in the 2nd quarter on Evan Lombardo's strike with 4:59 to play in the half to make it a 9-4 game. Only Chandler Shaheen's 2nd of the night for the Tigers kept them from being shutout in the quarter, making it 9-5 at the half.
Hampden-Sydney (10-5, 4-3 ODAC) rallied in the 3rd, with Duncan Morris scoring 2 straight in 3 and a half minutes to pull the Tigers within 2 at 9-7. That, however, would be as close as Hampden-Sydney would get, as Lynchburg (9-5, 6-1 ODAC) regained their form. Chris Carmarca and Jake Vignali scored 18 seconds apart to make it an 11-7 game entering the 4th. Daniel Owens would score three more times in the final frame for Lynchburg, finishing with a "sock trick" (6 goals) on the night.
In net, Lynchburg's CJ Santora finished with 10 saves. The Hornets travel to Guilford next Saturday at 1, while the Tigers host Bridgewater College on Saturday at 5pm for Senior Day.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The Randolph Wildcats fought a tough battle against the Bridgewater Eagles on Saturday, falling 9-8 at Wildcat Stadium.
The Wildcats (4-9, 0-6 ODAC) and Eagles (6-7, 2-4 ODAC) went toe-to-toe for most of Saturday's game, with the Wildcats leading by one entering the final frame. After Bridgewater's Chris Voorhees tied the game in a man-up situation 3 minutes, Blake Mann gave Bridgewater the lead for good on a highlight reel quality, behind the back goal. Shane Shifflett scored with 1:23 remaining to pull Randolph within one, but a late breakaway attempt for the Wildcats sailed wide, denying Randolph fans of their first ODAC conference win on the season.
Graham Southwick finished with 4 goals for Randolph, who host Methodist on Tuesday at 5pm.