Lacrosse Rolls to 13-2 Win in ODAC Opener vs. Bridgewater
The Tigers started out slow, but once Jake Koferl (Huntersville, NC / Lake Norman) put the Tigers on the board at 4:37, the floodgates began to open. Fleet Jernigan (Kill Devil Hills, NC / First Flight) and Mike Funk (Chantilly, VA / Middleburg) added on scores to close the first quarter. The Tigers kept on building the lead in the second quarter as they accounted for four of the first five goals in the second frame to go up 7-0 with 2:46 to go until halftime. Derrick Daniels broke the scoring drought for the Eagles with 28 seconds to go. The Tigers pitched a 5-0 shutout in the third quarter to lead 12-1.
Funk paced the Tiger attack with five points on two goals and three assists. Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Latin) and Koferl each tallied three points on two goals and an assist, and Sam Craighill (Lynchburg, VA / E.C. Glass) found the back of the net twice. Both Duncan Morris (Charlottesville, VA / Christchurch) and Jernigan contributed a score and one assist, and David Noftsinger (Richmond, VA / Collegiate) made eight saves in net.
Andrew Buss stopped 14 shots for the Eagles. Nick Strider went 7-for-11 on face-offs and Sam Cheplick was 5-for-8.
H-SC held a 51-34 advantage in groundballs, committed just 16 turnovers compared to 29 for Bridgewater, and outshot the Eagles 48-19. The Tigers went a perfect 21-21 on clears while the Eagles posted a 16-21 mark, and Bridgewater won 12-of-19 face-offs. The H-SC man down defense limited BC to a 0-5 output while H-SC went 2-3 on extra-man opportunities.
Hampden-Sydney travels to archrival Randolph-Macon on Friday for a 7 pm game.