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Eight-Goal Third Quarter Lifts H-SC to 14-10 Win Over Catholic

Connor Pool
Connor Pool

Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse found themselves in a 4-2 hole after the first quarter but used a big eight-goal third quarter to defeat the Cardinals of the Catholic University of America 14-10.

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The squads traded goals midway through the first quarter with the game tied 2-2 at 8:48, but CUA took control of the game on the face-off X and goals from Owen Smith and Griffin Smith put the Cardinals ahead 4-2 after one quarter
  • Scoring came at a premium in the second frame, but the Tigers got the better of the Cardinals as they were able to dominate time of possession behind the play of Jake Brummett at the x.
  • Jack Little posted an unassisted tally at 6:19 to draw H-SC within one
  • Following a Catholic timeout with 45 seconds to go in the half, the Cardinals turned it over and the Tigers cleared the ball to call a timeout with just six seconds left.
  • The timeout proved to be crucial as H-SC drew up a quick hitter play and Hunter Brown scored from outside with less than two seconds to play
  • Chandler Shaheen gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at the 12:25 mark in the third quarter, but CUA's Daniel Cannon would tie it back up at 5-5 thirty seconds later
  • From there, the Tigers opened the floodgates with back-to-back goals by Connor Pool and Jack Hayden, putting the Tigers ahead 7-5 at 8:05
  • Owen Smith found the back of the net again for the Cardinals at 6:36, but H-SC rattled off the next four scores, two courtesy of Jared Medwar, to jump out in front 11-6
  • CUA's Mark Tocchio tried to stop the bleeding with a score at 37 seconds, but Charlie Doetzer fed Ian Levin just 12 seconds later to put H-SC up 12-7 at the end of three
  • Catholic managed to make things a bit interested by scoring three of the first four goals in the final frame to find themselves down just 13-10 at 4:17, but the Cardinals committed turnovers on each of their next four possessions and H-SC was able to turn the last one into a quick goal by John Burke at 1:32
  • H-SC won the ensuing face-off and ran out the clock to preserve the victory

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

FOR THE FOES

  • Daniel Cannon scored three with an assist
  • Bennett Bradley posted a goal with two assists
  • Alex Mulyk recorded 19 stops in the cage
  • Matt Michalski won 14 of 23 face-offs with six groundballs

STATS OF THE GAME

  • The Tigers were +5 on ground balls, 39-34
  • The Cardinals struggled with turnovers, giving away the ball 23 times compared to only 13 turnovers for H-SC
  • After going 7-7 on clears in the first quarter, CUA went just 7-17 the rest of the way
  • H-SC outshot CUA 45-38 with a 33-22 advantage in shots on goal

UP NEXT

  • Hampden-Sydney heads to #20 Christopher Newport on Saturday for a 6 pm contest.