Lacrosse Throttles Top Seed Washington and Lee 19-10

Nick Arcuri
Nick Arcuri

Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse knocked off defending ODAC Champions and top-seeded Washington and Lee University 19-10 in Lexington in the ODAC Tournament semifinals. The Tigers earned a school-record 14th win and advance to play either Roanoke or Lynchburg in the championship game at 7 pm at W&L on Saturday. The nine-goal margin of victory is the second largest victory for H-SC over W&L. The 1989 team topped the Generals 15-3.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Hampden-Sydney 19, Washington and Lee 10
  • Records: Hampden-Sydney 14-5; Washington and Lee 10-7
  • Location: Lexington, VA – Wilson Field

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Generals' Whit Griffin put the hosts on top 1-0 just under five minutes into the game
  • Ian Levin tied the game at 1-1 at 5:03, and Luc Cassier and Chandler Shaheen posted the next two scored to provide the Tigers a 3-1 advantage
  • W&L scored three straight to go out in front 4-3 less than a minute into the second period
  • Levin tallied the next two goals of the contest to put the Tigers briefly ahead 5-4 at 10:28, but Washington and Lee's Evans Alison tied it up at 5-5 just 23 seconds later
  • From that point, it was Tiger domination as H-SC scored the next four and six of the last eight of the half to lead 11-7 after 30 minutes
  • Griffin got the Generals off to a positive start in the second half with a goal at 13:39, but W&L wouldn't score again until 4:35 left in the game. During the span, H-SC scored seven times to lead by as many as 10

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • Nick Arcuri played all 60 minutes in the cage and made 19 saves
  • Jared Arntzen went 16-26 on face-offs with nine ground balls, avenging his 4-14 performance against W&L in March
  • Ian Levin tallied six points on five goals and one assist for 75 points on the season. He is just the fourth player in school history with 70+ points and is tied with John Gibson's 75-point mark from 1982 for the second most points in a single season at H-SC.
  • Hunter Brown contributed four points on a goal and three assists. With 75 points, he is also now tied for the second most points in a single season in school history.
  • Chandler Shaheen posted four goals and one assist
  • Connor Pool notched four scores
  • Duncan Morris scored three times while helping on another
  • John Burke returned from injury to contribute two assists
  • Jay Moss scooped six ground balls

FOR THE FOES

  • A.J. Witherell scored four times to go with seven ground balls and three caused turnovers
  • Whit Griffin found the back of the net on three occasions
  • Jack Hodgson won 13 of 24 faceoffs with nine ground balls
  • Kyle Gifford forced four turnovers

STATS OF THE GAME

  • Goalkeeping was a huge advantage for the Tigers as the Tigers made 20 saves while a trio of General goalkeepers managed only two
  • W&L held a 45-35 edge in ground balls
  • H-SC recorded 24 turnovers and was just 14-25 on clears while Washington and Lee had 12 giveaways and converted on 16 of 18 clears
  • Hampden-Sydney won 17 of 30 faceoffs
  • The Tigers went 2-2 on extra-man opportunities and held W&L to 30% below their season average with a 1-5 mark on EMOs
  • W&L also outshot H-SC 51-32 with a 30-21 advantage in shots on goal

UP NEXT

  • Hampden-Sydney will make its third-ever appearance in the ODAC Championship game on Saturday at 7 pm at Washington and Lee where they await the winner of the semifinal matchup between Roanoke and Lynchburg.
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