HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Sophomore Jake O'Brien/Scituate, Mass. scored a game-high five goals to lead #3 seed Hampden-Sydney College to a 19-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinal victory past #6 seed Bridgewater College on Tuesday at Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium. Sophomore Jared Medwar/Apex, N.C. added four goals and one assist, while senior captain John Burke/Richmond had one goal and three assists for the host Tigers, who improved their record to 13-5 overall against the visiting Eagles, who finish their season at 13-5.
H-SC avenged a disappointing 14-13 setback at BC on April 17, scoring the first three goals of the contest toward a 4-2 lead after one quarter. Junior Jack Hayden/Apex, N.C. (3g) opened the scoring with an unassisted goal at 14:05, followed by consecutive goals from O'Brien (5g) at 11:50 and 8:08. O'Brien was assisted by sophomore Davis Hatch/Mechanicsville (2g, 1a) and freshman Bobby Clagett/Brandywine, Md. (1g, 1a), respectively. Hatch added an unassisted goal of his own at 3:18.
The Tigers used a 3-2 edge in second-quarter scoring to lead 7-4 at the intermission. Medwar (4g, 1a) tallied at 10:02, assisted by Burke (1g, 3a), followed by O'Brien at 7:47, assisted by Medwar, while sophomore Reilly French/Frederick. Md. (1g, 2a) added an unassisted goal at 5:54.
H-SC took control of the well-played tournament contest with a 6-3 scoring advantage in the third quarter to lead 13-7 after 45 minutes. Scoring goals were Medwar unassisted at 12:20, Hayden with back-to-back unassisted goals at 11:52 and 9:54, Medwar again at 7:51, Burke unassisted at 1:53 and junior Garrett Patnesky/Raleigh, N.C. (1g) with 27-seconds left in the period. Sophomore Jake Brummett/Glen Rock, Pa. (1g, 1a) assisted Medwar at 7:51, just after winning the face-off and passing ahead to Medwar, while Burke aided the last-minute goal by Patnesky.
The Tigers answered every BC attempt to close the gap in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Eagles 6-4 toward the final eight-goal margin. Brummett scored unassisted at 14:47 after winning another face-off and keeping it himself for the seven-second goal. Others scoring over the final period were Medwar at 11:24, assisted by French and Hatch unassisted at 9:55, before the final three goals of the contest were scored by O'Brien at 6:59 (Burke), Clagett at 5:31 (French) and O'Brien at 3:09 with an assist from sophomore Charlie Doetzer/Holly Springs, N.C. (1a).
Junior captain and goalie Nick Arcuri/Apex, N.C. started and played the first 59:50, allowing the 11 goals with 16 saves. Sophomore goalie William Schlager/Washington, D.C. played the final 10-seconds, yielding no goals with no saves.
Brummett was 14-23 on face-offs, and collected eight ground balls. Medwar added seven ground balls and two caused turnovers. Freshman Grayson Ackaway/Virginia Beach contributed five ground balls and one caused turnover, while senior Anton Kheirani/Alexandria had two caused turnovers, as well.
John Burke, with three assists, has now established a new school season record with 46 assists this spring, surpassing Hunter Brown, who had 44 in 2017. Burke now ranks fifth in career assists with 78.
H-SC advances to play an ODAC Tournament Semifinal game against No. 2 seed and nationally-ranked No. 20 the University of Lynchburg on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Washington and Lee University in Lexington. The Hornets defeated the Tigers 20-10 to close the regular season this past Saturday (April 27) night in Lynchburg.
The ODAC Championship is set for Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m.