BUENA VISTA, Va. The Southern Virginia Lacrosse team opened a three-game day with a win over Carnegie Mellon, but fell to UNC-Greensboro and Appalachian State later in the day.
SVU entered the halftim with a 5-4 lead. The teams had traded goals until a 2nd quarter goal from Tyler Koffoed pushed a lead for the Knights that CMU could not overcome. The Knight defense clamped down in the second half, as they shut out the visitors and provided a bright outlook for the day. Jordan Sorensen again provided strong goalkeeping as he registered 13-saves for the game.
The Knights put in two more goals in the second half to get the 3-goal margin of victory for the home side.
SVU looked to keep extend its winning streak in the second game of the day against UNC-Greensboro. The Knights trailed early on, but were able to fight back and keep the game close. The game was low scoring, as the third quarter ended, the score was 4-3 in favor of UNC-G. John DeAngelis tied the game at the 6:31 mark of the 4th quarter, and the race was on between both teams to get the winning goal. UNC-G hit the net first as they registered a goal at the 2:28 mark. SVU was unable to find the tying goal and fell 5-4.
In the third match of the day SVU was slow out of the gate and Appalachian State took advantage of it. The visitors registered 9-goals in the first half, and put the Knights in a huge hole. SVU woke up late and put up a furious comeback, as they scored 6-fourth quarter goals to get within two of ASU. Unfortunately, the run proved too-little-too-late, as SVU fell 11-9.
After the loss, SVU falls to 2-3 on the season. SVU will return to action March. 9 when they host Aquinas at 4:00 pm.