No. 11 Stevens Tech Defeats No. 10 Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, VA The 11th-ranked Stevens Tech men's lacrosse team controlled the middle two quarters and held on for a 13-10 victory Wednesday evening at #10 Lynchburg College in non-conference play.

The Hornets' scored the first three goals of the game, two by sophomore attack Max Voumard (Cape May, NJ/St. Augustine Prep), but the Ducks scored three of their own to end the first period. The teams traded two tallies to begin the second stanza but Stevens Tech ended the half with two-straight scores to enter intermission ahead 7-5.

The Ducks scored four of the five goals in the third quarter to take an 11-6 edge and each squad scored twice in the first 9:30 of the final quarter. Two quick LC goals with just over three minutes to play and an extra-man opportunity brought the crowd back into the game, but the Stevens Tech defense held tight the remainder of the game.

Voumard scored three times for LC, while Eddie Bilinkas (Randolph, NJ/Randolph) and Ben Sauer (Richmond, VA/Collegiate School) each scored twice. Dylan Hoff (Chester Springs, PA/Downingtown East) had a goal and two assists and Chris Eggeling (Barrington, RI/Providence Country Day) and Andrew Wilfong (Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne) found the back of the net once.

Nicolas Philippi led a balanced Stevens Tech scoring attack with three goals. Christian Saley tallied two goals and an assist while Brandon Faubert, Kevin Rose and Alex Hofrichter each had two scores.

Stevens Tech (6-0) out-shot Lynchburg 55-36. Matt Jernack (Beachwood, NJ/Toms River) won nine of his 11 face-off attempts for Lynchburg.

Lynchburg (4-3) hosts #9 Roanoke College Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Hornets' Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (March 16, 2011) Sophomore Nicolas Philippi (Mullica Hill, N.J.) turned in a hat-trick, while senior co-captain Brandon Faubert (Virginia Beach, Va.), juniors Kevin Rose (Garden City, N.Y.) and Alex Hofrichter (Terrance Park, Ohio), and freshman Christian Saley (Montville, N.J.) each added a pair of scores as Stevens Institute of Technology , ranked 11th in the latest USILA Coaches Poll, earned a big road win over No. 10 Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. With the victory the undefeated Ducks improved to 6-0 on the season, while dropping the Hornets to 4-3 on the year.

Hoping to assert itself early, Lynchburg tallied a pair of goals within the first five minutes of action before going up 3-0 with just under nine minutes to go in the first period. Sophomore Max Voumard (Cape May, N.J.) kick-started the Hornets' run with an even strength goal at 11:48 before junior attacker Ben Sauer (Richmond, Va.) netted another Lynchburg tally just 39 seconds later to put the home team up two. Voumard bookended the quick Lynchburg spurt with an unassisted marker at 8:42.

Undaunted, the visiting Ducks settled into the game, reeling off three scores of their own over the final eight of the frame to deadlock the contest. Hofrichter got Stevens started by scoring a man-up goal at 7:01 off a Saley assist. Less than three minutes later, Saley found the back of the Hornet net, before Philippi buried an unassisted tally with just 49 ticks left in the quarter.

Sauer responded with the first score of the second, notching his second goal of the game at the 13:25 mark, but Philippi quickly pulled the Ducks back even, answering with a marker of his own just under the 11-minute mark. After an Andrew Wilfong (Columbus, Ohio) goal helped Lynchburg regain the lead, Stevens rattled off three unanswered scores to wrestle control of the game just before the half.

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