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Generals Upend Lacrosse 12-9

Chandler Shaheen
Chandler Shaheen

Washington and Lee defeated Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse 12-9 on Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hudson Hamill gave the visitors a 1-0 lead at the 13:16 mark and the Generals kept the Tigers off the scoreboard throughout the first 10 minutes
  • Connor Pool ended the drought at 4:10, and Ian Levin gave H-SC a 2-1 lead going into the second quarter
  • The Tigers started the quarter with a ball due a W&L penalty and capitalized with a Pool goal off a Hunter Brown assist just 20 minutes in to go ahead 3-1
  • W&L scored the next three from Whit Griffin, Garrett Cannon, and Hudson Hamill to go out in front 4-3 with 8:05 left in the opening half
  • Chandler Shaheen and Hamill traded scores at 7:30 and 5:03, but Pool and Brown tallied the last two scores of the quarter to five the Tigers a 6-5 lead going into intermission
  • The Generals regained the lead just under four minutes into the third as Sam Dardani and Joe Perrella found the back of the net, but Shaheen countered at 10:04 to draw the game even at 7-7
  • With the game tied 8-8, Thomas Zusi put the Generals up 9-8 going into the fourth quarter
  • W&L increased their lead to three, 11-8, at 12:25. Neither team was able to muster a goal over the next 10 minutes before Dardani posted a goal against an empty net at 1:19 to end any chances of a comeback

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

FOR THE FOES

  • Hudson Hamill scored four times
  • Sam Dardani tacked on three scores
  • AJ Witherell contributed four assists
  • Jack Hodgson went 16-21 on face-offs with seven ground balls

STATS OF THE GAME

  • W&L outshot H-SC 46-42 but held a 26-16 advantage in shots on goal
  • H-SC committed just eight turnovers while W&L had 15
  • The Generals won 17 of the game's 23 face-off attempts
  • The Tigers went just 1-5 on man-up opportunities and held the Generals to an 0-2 mark

UP NEXT

  • Hampden-Sydney heads to Southern Virginia University on Wednesday for a 4 pm game.
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