Lebanon Valley Defense Shuts Down Shenandoah

WINCHESTER, Va. - Lebanon Valley kept Shenandoah University winless on the men's lacrosse season with a 7-2 non-league victory over the Hornets Wednesday afternoon.

Lebanon Valley (7-2) scored the opening three goals of the game to take a lead it would not relinquish against Shenandoah (0-7).

Alex Beard gave the Dutchmen the early lead with his goal off of a Malik Pedroso assist at the 9:34 mark of the first.

CJ Adams scored unassisted seven seconds before the end of the initial quarter and Sean Foley netted the eventual game-winner at the 4:46 mark of the second.

Senior Sean Mack kept SU in it with his unassisted goal with 18 seconds remaining in the second.

Coming out of a time-out, Mack drove down the left side of the goal and beat LVC keeper Mike Moll with a bounce shot.

Pedroso, who had a co-game-high three points, set up the visitors next two goals to give Lebanon Valley a 5-1 lead by the 6:10 mark of the third.

Junior Bryan Pope answered for the Hornets with an unassisted goal in the final second of the third, but Shenandoah would get no closer than the three-goal deficit.

LVC had a 34-22 advantage in shots, 34-20 in groundballs and won 8 of 12 faceoffs.

Hornets goalie Tyler Quinn made 11 saves.

Shenandoah is on the road Saturday at Ferrum in a non-league contest.

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WINCHESTER, Va. - A big defensive effort by the Dutchmen held Shenandoah to just one goal in each half as LVC improved to 4-1 with a 7-2 win on Wednesday.

Ryan Lanigan set a program single-game record with seven caused turnovers to match nine ground balls in a dominating defensive performance by Lebanon Valley. Goalkeeper Mike Moll, fresh off being named the Commonwealth Conference defensive player of the week, made eight saves to earn the win.

Alex Beard and Matt Roupe each scored twice to pace the offense. Scott Sutton had another big game, winning 8 of 12 face-offs.

LVC led 34-22 on shots, but the key was in the midfield as the Dutchmen disrupted 10 of the Hornets' 30 clear attempts.

The Dutchmen took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter off goals by Beard and CJ Adams, and Sean Foley extended it to 3-0 in the second before the Hornets (0-7) got on the board with 18 seconds remaining thanks to Sean Mack.

Two more goals by Beard and Roupe extended the lead to 5-1, but SU's Bryan Pope scored at the horn in the third. Roupe and Matt Aldridge secured the win with fourth-quarter goals.

Lebanon Valley returns home Saturday to host La Roche at 3:00 p.m. in the second game of a women's/men's doubleheader.

2012-03-14



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