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Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse Falls At #20 Lynchburg 20-10

Charlie Doetzer
Charlie Doetzer

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Sophomore Charlie Doetzer/Holly Springs, N.C. scored two goals with one assist, but Hampden-Sydney College dropped a 20-10 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's lacrosse road decision at 20th-ranked the University of Lynchburg on Saturday night in Lynchburg.  Freshman Sean Duffy/Ambler, Pa. added two goals, while senior captain John Burke/Richmond, junior Jack Hayden/Apex, N.C. and sophomore Davis Hatch/Mechanicsville each added one goal and one assist for the visiting Tigers (12-5, 7-3) against nationally-ranked and the host Hornets (12-5, 9-1).

H-SC fell behind 7-1 after one quarter, getting a lone goal from Doetzer (2g, 1a) at 5:44, assisted by Burke (1g, 1a).  It was Burke's 43rd assist this season, tying him for second on the season record list, just one assist behind the school-record of 44 set by Hunter Brown in 2017.

The Tigers battled back in the second quarter, though the Hornets managed a 5-3 advantage to lead 12-4 at the intermission.  Scoring goals for H-SC were Doetzer at 11:10, Duffy (2g) at 2:18 and Burke at 1:19.  The goals from Doetzer and Burke were unassisted, while Duffy was aided by Hatch (1g, 1a).

Lynchburg maintained another 5-3 edge in the third quarter to lead 17-7 after three quarters of action.  The Tigers' goals came from Duffy at 13:44, Hatch at 3:38 and sophomore Jared Medwar/Apex, N.C. (1g) at 1:03. Duffy and Medwar each scored without an assist, while Hatch was assisted by Hayden (1g, 1a).

The two squads played evenly in the fourth quarter, each scoring three goals to provide for the final margin.  H-SC got goals in the period from Hayden at 12:13, senior Seamus Byrne/Charlotte, N.C. (1g) at 2:22 and freshman Kevin Dunne/Mechanicsville (1g) at 2:17.  Sophomore Jake O'Brien/Scituate, Mass. (1a) had the helper for Hayden and Doetzer assisted Byrne.  Dunne tallied his first collegiate goal unassisted after winning the face-off, collecting the ground ball and scoring after the goal by Byrne.

Junior captain and goalkeeper Nick Arcuri/Apex, N.C. started and played the first 57:13, yielding 19 goals while making 13 saves. Sophomore William Schlager/Washington, D.C. played the final 2:47, allowing one goal with no saves.

Sophomore Jake Brummett/Glen Rock, Pa. was 14-27 on face-offs, and collected 10 ground balls.  Dunne was 4-7 on face-offs.

H-SC has secured the #3 seed for the ODAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament and will host #6 seed Bridgewater College in a quarterfinal match on Tuesday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium.  The Tigers fell on the road to the Eagles 14-13 on April 17.  Official tourney pairings and game times will be released by the conference office on Sunday, April 28.