Recap | Box Score

March 30, 2012

Knights Scorched by Flames

LYNCHBURG, Va.—The Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team suffered its third consecutive loss at Liberty University on Friday falling to the Flames 6-21. 

"Our coaching staff made some changes to our players' positions and roles prior to Friday's game in an effort to get more out of our team as a whole," said first-year co-head coach Stephen Macurdy following the match. "We saw some improvements, but we also had some miscues that cost us big."

Ben Tillotson (Okatie, S.C.) netted a season-high three goals against Liberty, while Wade Kirwan (Havelock, N.C.), Garrett Maw (N. Ogden, Utah) and Joshua Neilson (Turlock, Calif.) each added a goal apiece in the loss. 

Kirwan also finished with a team-high two assists.

Despite allowing 21 total goals, Southern Virginia (2-6) keeper Scott Trammel (Spring, Texas) stopped a season-high 70.8 percent of the shots-on-goal he faced, while totaling a career-best 51 saves against the Flames.

"Liberty was a better team tonight," said Macurdy. "But we will continue to build our program until we are on the same level of top-tier teams like Liberty."

After three consecutive games on the road, the Knights return home where they are undefeated (2-0) this season for a match with Elon University on The Fields beginning at 4 p.m. EST.