Written by Matthew McKinney
DOVER, Del.—The Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team finished the 2013 campaign on Saturday with its ninth consecutive loss, dropping the contest 27-1 at Wesley College.
"Although our team didn't produce the season outcome we had hoped, I am proud of the effort from our players for continuing strong," said first-year Head Coach Stephen Macurdy. "We will now take the foundation set from this year to prepare for CAC-play next season."
Southern Virginia's (0-9) lone goal of the match came from sophomore midfielder Ryan Larsen (Mesa, Ariz.)—who tied freshman David Hostetter (Randolph, Vt.) with a team-leading 14 goals on the year—on an unassisted play with 2:01 left in regulation to avoid Wesley's (4-8) attempted shutout.
The Wolverines dominated play from the beginning heading into intermission with a 17-0 lead, including three goals apiece by Joe Donato and John Chenault.
The following 30 minutes of the match consisted of Wesley extending its lead with 10 more scores in the second frame before Larsen tossed the ball past the opposing goal keeper at the end of the fourth quarter.
Freshman goalie Chris Snyder (Miles City, Mont.) finished with a game-high ten saves for the Knights.
Wesley's attacker Donato led all players with five goals in the win.
In the final tally, Larsen led Southern Virginia with a team-high 22 points and eight assists in 2013.