HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Senior captain John Burke/Richmond had one goal and six assists to lead Hampden-Sydney College to a 15-8 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's lacrosse victory past Shenandoah University on Wednesday at Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium. Sophomores Charlie Doetzer/Holly Springs, N.C. and Jake O'Brien/Scituate, Mass. each added four goals for the host Tigers (10-3, 5-1), who led 11-3 at halftime against the visiting Hornets (7-6, 3-4).
H-SC took control of the contest quickly, scoring seven goals during the first 8:45 toward a 9-2 advantage after one quarter. Tallying goals during the opening period were Doetzer (4g) at 14:50 off the opening face-off, O'Brien (4g) at 13:54, freshman Sean Duffy/Ambler, Pa. (2g) at 12:18, sophomore Jared Medwar/Apex, N.C. (1g, 3a) at 8:56, O'Brien again at 8:16, Duffy again at 7:37, junior Garrett Patnesky/Raleigh, N.C. (1g) at 6:15, Doetzer again at 2:54 and junior Jack Hayden/Apex, N.C. (2g, 2a) with just one-second left for the ninth goal. Assists went to Burke (1g, 6a) on the first three goals scored, Hayden at 8:56 and 7:37, Medwar with three at 8:16, 6:15 and 2:54, as well as freshman Campbell Dunn/Midlothian (1a) on the last-second goal.
It was a calmer second quarter with the Tigers owning a 2-1 edge in goals for an 11-3 lead at the intermission. Scoring goals were O'Brien at 13:30 and Doetzer at 1:11, while assist went to Burke and sophomore Davis Hatch/Mechanicsville (1a), respectively.
H-SC took a 3-1 advantage in the third quarter for a 10-goal margin at 14-4 after three quarters of action. Goals were scored by Burke at 8:04, Hayden at 2:20 and O'Brien at 1:12. Burke's goal was unassisted, while he, of course, provided the two assists during the period.
SU managed to outscore the hosts 4-1 in the fourth quarter to provide for the final margin of victory by the Tigers. Doetzer got on the board again with an unassisted goal at 2:11 to close the day's scoring. His shot was an impressive and successful over the shoulder and behind the back attempt into the net.
Junior captain and goalie Nick Arcuri/Apex, N.C. started and played the first 49:15, yielding five goals while making 11 saves. Sophomore goalie William Schlager/Washington, D.C. played the final 10:45, allowing three goals with two saves.
H-SC is scheduled to play on the road at ODAC member Roanoke College on Saturday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Salem.