#2 Stevenson Rallies for 7 in Q4 to Down #18 Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, VA The Stevenson University men's lacrosse team escaped a potential upset Saturday evening and rallied to post a 12-9 win over #18 Lynchburg College on Shellenberger Field.

The Hornets entered the fourth period ahead 7-5, but the Mustangs netted five straight goals to pull ahead 10-7, three of the tallies coming in a 54-second span. Lynchburg's Pat Ohrem (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield) and Ethan Farrell (Nantucket, MA/Nantucket) answered with back-to-back goals to bring LC within one goal with 3:35 left on the game clock, but Stevenson iced the game with two additional scores.

The Hornets led after one period 1-0 and scored the first four times of the second period to forge a 5-0 advantage with eight minutes left in the half. Stevenson scored the next five times to even the contest at five entering intermission. The Hornets recorded the only two goals of the second period.

Dylan Hoff (Chester Springs, PA/Downington East) and Ohrem each had two goals and an assist for Lynchburg, while Ben Sauer (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) and Farrell had a goal and an assist apiece. Aaron Khouri (Louisville, KY/Memphis U. School), Max Voumard (Cape May, NJ/St. Augustine Prep) and Jon Gill (Pocopson, PA/Unionville) each found the back of the net once for LC.

Steve Kazimer paced Stevenson (7-0) with four goals and three helpers. Richie Ford had three goals and an assist, while Kyle Moffitt scored twice. Geoff Herbert made 14 stops for MU and Franc Cook (Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen) stopped 11 shots for Lynchburg.

Ray Witte won 16 of his 25 face-off opportunities for Stevenson and SU held a 44-32 edge in total shots.

Lynchburg (4-3) opens its Old Dominion Athletic Conference schedule Wednesday, traveling across town to Randolph College for a 7:00 p.m. match-up.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. - The No. 2-ranked Stevenson men's lacrosse team rallied from a 5-0 deficit and kept its 24-game regular-season unbeaten streak alive with five consecutive goals to start the fourth quarter en route to a 12-9 road victory over No. 18 Lynchburg Saturday night at Shellenberger Stadium. The win was the second-straight for the Mustangs (7-0) against the Hornets and their first in three meetings in Lynchburg.

The difference for Stevenson came in the second and fourth quarters where they outscored the Hornets 12-6, including 7-4 in the fourth. Trailing 7-5 after three, senior Steve Kazimer (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger), the 2009 Attackman of the Year and 2010 Tewaarton Trophy candidate, totaled two goals and three assists as the team scored five-straight goals to take its first lead, 10-7 with 5:04 remaining.

Kazimer had a hand in seven of Stevenson's 12 goals, totaling four goals and three assists. After scoring unassisted at 10:35 to start the fourth quarter, Kazimer assisted junior Jimmy Dailey (Westminster/Winters Mill) to tie the game with 8:59 left which started a stretch in which the Mustangs scored three goals in a span of just 54 seconds.

Kazimer netted his fourth off a feed from Dailey to give Stevenson the lead for good at 8:17 before he found junior Richie Ford (Baltimore/Towson) just 12 seconds later to push the lead to three. Kazimer then assisted on the game-winner by junior Kyle Moffitt (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) with 5:04 remaining.

Lynchburg (4-3) took a five-goal lead after holding the Mustangs scoreless for the game's first 24 minutes. The last time Stevenson was held scoreless in a quarter was 12 games ago on Apr. 19, 2009, when it lost to Salisbury in the CAC championship game.

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