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Lacrosse Rolls Over Transylvania 23-8

Duncan Morris
Duncan Morris

Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse won their third NCAA Tournament game and first since 2003 with a decisive 23-8 win over Transylvania University in the Second Round. The Tigers advance to play Salisbury University on Saturday. Game location and time is to be determined. 

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hampden-Sydney wasted little time establishing their dominance as H-SC tallied the first two goals of the game in just 23 seconds, both from Duncan Morris
  • Hunter Brown added an unassisted tally at 13:35 before Transylvania got on board at 9:20.
  • Four different players scored to close out the first quarter with the Tigers ahead 7-1
  • Hampden-Sydney scored the first three goals of the second quarter to lead 10-1, but the Pioneers rattled off the next four scores to make it just a 10-5 game with 5:12 left in the first half
  • H-SC called a timeout to get regrouped, putting up the next two goals to go into halftime ahead 12-5
  • The third quarter was much the same as the first as the Tigers scored seven of the frame's eight goals
  • Hampden-Sydney emptied the bench in the fourth period and outperformed Transylvania 4-2 

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

FOR THE FOES

  • Josh Mesmer scored twice with an assist
  • T.J. Toivonen scooped six ground balls

STATS OF THE GAME

  • H-SC held a 54-17 advantage in ground balls
  • The Tigers went 30 of 34 on faceoffs
  • Hampden-Sydney's man down defense held Transylvania to a 1-7 performance while H-SC was 2-4 on man ups
  • H-SC outshot Transy 50-30

UP NEXT

  • Hampden-Sydney will play Salisbury in the NCAA Tournament Third Round on Saturday.
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