Hampden-Sydney Rolls to ODAC Win vs. Shenandoah

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA Hampden-Sydney rolled to a 16-9 win vs. Shenandoah on Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah's Stephen Latona posted the first goal of the game off an extra-man opportunity at 11:15, but the Tigers took over from there. Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Latin) evened up the game just over a minute later, and consecutive scores from Jake Koferl (Huntersville, NC/Lake Norman), Abbot Wallenborn (Crozet, VA/Western Albemarle), Duncan Morris (Charlottesville, VA/Christchurch), and Ned Bowden (Crozier, VA/Collegiate) put the Tigers ahead 5-1 with 5:11 left in the first quarter. Drew Brooks and Frank Tejera pocketed the next two goals in favor of Shenandoah, but Koferl scored with 41 seconds remaining in the quarter to go ahead 6-3 after 15 minutes.

The Tigers opened the second frame scoring the first three goals to jump out to a 9-3 lead with 6:43 until intermission, but a Terrence Mulvey goal at 3:44 followed by one from Howie Lumsden with 2.1 ticks on the clock made it a 9-5 Tiger lead at the half. The Tigers would continue to pour it on in the second half, and Shenandoah would never get within four goals the rest of the way.

Jared Arntzen (Atlanta, GA/Blue Ridge) dominated on face-offs, winning 19 of 24 with 12 ground balls. Wallenborn scored four times with one assist, and Hughes contributed three goals, two assists, and five ground balls. Koferl and Morris each tallied a hat trick while Morris added on an assist, and Mike Funk (Chantilly, VA/Middleburg) dished out three assists. David Noftsinger (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) earned the win in net and stopped 13 shots.

Latona scored a game-high five goals, Tejera found the back of the net once with three assists, and Drew Brooks tallied three points on a goal and two assists. Ben Judy recorded 14 saves.

H-SC dominated in ground balls (48-22), face-offs (won 21 of 28), and shots (55-34). The Tigers also went 14-15 on clears compared to 17-21 for Shenandoah.

Hampden-Sydney returns to Hellmuth-Pritzlaff Turf Field on Saturday for a 7:00 pm game vs. Lynchburg College.

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HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. Host Hampden-Sydney kept its ODAC record perfect with a 16-9 men's lacrosse victory over Shenandoah Saturday afternoon.

Shenandoah (5-8, 1-4 ODAC) scored the initial goal of the game on a Drew Brooks to Stephen Latona tally at the 11:15 mark, but H-SC (7-4, 5-0) had an answer.

The Tigers scored the next five goals of the game in a span of 5:16 to take a lead they would not relinquish.

Brooks and Frank Tejera, on unassisted goals at 4:56 and 1:30, respectively, cut the deficit to 5-3 before Hampden-Sydney scored with 46 seconds to go to take a 6-3 lead after one.

This goal started a four-goal run for the hosts that gave Hampden-Sydney a 9-3 lead at the 6:43 mark of the second.

The Hornets would get no closer than four goals the rest of the way.

Latona led SU with five goals while Tejera added a goal and three assists.

Brooks rounded out the multiple point scorers with a goal and two assists.

H-SC outshot the Hornets 55-34, scooped up 48 of the game's 70 groundballs and won 21 of 28 faceoffs.

Freshman Ben Judy made 14 saves in the losing effort.

Shenandoah continues this road trip with a 3:00 game next Saturday at Randolph-Macon.

2014-04-05



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