HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Sophomore Jared Medwar/Apex, N.C. scored a career-high seven goals, adding one assist, to lead Hampden-Sydney College to a 14-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's lacrosse victory past arch-rival Randolph-Macon Collegeon Saturday at Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium. Senior captain John Burke/Richmond added a career-high seven assists, while sophomore Jake O'Brien/Scituate, Mass. added three goals and one assist for the host Tigers (9-3, 4-1), who led 9-3 at halftime against the visiting Yellow Jackets (9-3, 3-2).
H-SC and R-MC battled to a 2-2 tie through one quarter before a large crowd on Senior Day and the final day of Greek Week on campus. Scoring early goals for the Tigers were Medwar (7g, 1a) at 4:52 and O'Brien (3g, 1a) at 2:17. Medwar scored unassisted, while Burke (7a) notched the first of his seven assists on the goal by O'Brien.
H-SC outscored the Yellow Jackets 7-1 during the second quarter to lead 9-3 at the intermission. Goals were scored by junior Jack Hayden/Apex, N.C. (2g) at 13:51, Medwar with three consecutive tallies at 12:41, 10:52 and 10:31, freshman Bobby Clagett/Brandywine, Md. (1g) at 8:36, sophomore Jake Brummett/Glen Rock, Pa. (1g) at 8:29 and Medwar with his fourth goal of the period at 2:44. Helping on the scores with assists were O'Brien at 13:51, Burke at 12:41, 10:31 and 8:36, along with sophomore Reilly French/Frederick, Md. (1a) at 2:44. Medwar and Brummett each had unassisted goals among the scoring, as well.
R-MC fought back with a 5-2 edge in the third quarter, as the hosts led 11-8 after three quarters of action. Scoring in the period were Medwar at 10:48 and O'Brien at 3:13, assisted by Burke and Medwar, respectively.
H-SC and the Yellow Jackets each scored three goals in the final quarter to provide for the final margin. The Tigers got goals from Hayden at 11:58, O'Brien at 7:01 and Medwar at 6:57. Burke had assists on the first and third goals, while O'Brien tallied unassisted.
Junior captain and goalkeeper Nick Arcuri/Apex, N.C. started and played the entire 60 minutes, yielding the 11 goals while making 18 saves.
Brummett was 15-27 on face-offs, and collected 10 ground balls. Senior Anton Kheirani/Alexandria added five ground balls, while classmate John Kline/New Cumberland, Pa. and freshman Grayson Ackaway/Virginia Beach each had two caused turnovers.
It was Senior Day for John Burke, Seamus Byrne/Charlotte, N.C., Mikell Hay/Charleston, S.C., Anton Kheirani, John Kline, Jack Scheer/Lakeville, Minn. and Nick Steen/Purcellville. The seven were recognized for their respective collegiate careers during a special pre-game ceremony at midfield.
The game was also played in support of the One Love Foundation to raise awareness against Relationship Violence and bring an end to it by educating, empowering and activating campus communities in a movement for change. To find out more about the work of the foundation, or to get involved, please visit their website at http://www.joinonelove.org/.
H-SC is scheduled to welcome ODAC member Shenandoah University on Wednesday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m. at Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium.