BUENA VISTA, Va. Behind five Ben Dieker goals, the Southern Virginia University lacrosse team swept past visiting University of New Haven in the Knight Invitational, 14-3. Dieker scored goals in the first, second and fourth quarters, as the hosts scored early and often on their way to their first win of the season.
Mark Lundgren scored the first goal of the game in the first period, but then saw the visitors tie up the game a minute later. The second period would see the contest effectively finish, as the hosts recorded 8-goals, all the while keeping UNH off of the board. Dieker would start his scoring account in the second, scoring four goals on his own. Baden Bagley, Thomas Trammel and Sam Pond would also get on the scoreboard with goals. Bagley would end up with a hat-trick on the day as well.
Bagley would also be effective on the offensive end, as he contributed a hat-trick of assists. Jordan Sorensen had little to do in the game, having to make only 8-saves in the game. The Knights would end up with 45-shots in the game. Greg Lane would be the final Knight to score, as he added the second to last goal in the fourth period. The Knights would need to add only four more goals, two in the third and two in the fourth, to close out the game.
The defense, like Sorensen, also had little to do, as they shut down the UNH offense, allowing only two more goals in the second half. The win moves Southern Virginia to a 1-2 mark on the season. The next game in the Knight Invitational is scheduled for later in the day against Carnegie Mellon.