BUENA VISTA, Va. The Southern Virginia University lacrosse team was looking to get back in the win column, but early goals from Davidson College doomed the Knights, with hosts falling, 6-15. Davidson used a 6-2 first period to explode past the hosts, and give them a commanding lead they would take from wire-to-wire in the contest.
Ben Dieker got another goal for the Knights, and put SVU on the board after trailing by two goals. The 2-1 margin would be as close as Southern Virginia would get for the remainder of the match. DC responded with three consecutive goals before Greg Lane would provide the SVU answer off a Dieker assist. Both first period goals were extra-man goals, as SVU made Davidson pay for penalties early on.
The SVU defense was having struggles, and DC would make the Knights pay, as the Wildcats would go on a 4-0 run on their way to a 9-3 halftime lead. Lane would add two more goals on the afternoon, with one goal coming from goalie Jordan Sorensen's assist.
Thomas Trammel would add a goal for the Knights, but SVU could not get an effective offense going all day. SVU totaled 31-shots to Davidson's 41. SVU was able to force the Wildcats in to 22-turnovers, but the effort was negated by nineteen turnovers on the part of the Knights.
Sorensen took the loss, as he faced the 41-shots making 9-saves. The loss drops SVU to 2-4 on the season. The Knights will look to get back to winning ways when they host Liberty on Mar. 30. Gametime is set at 4:00 for the conference game.