By Luke Christiansen
About the Knights
Southern Virginia enters the contest coming off a 14-4 defeat against Alma College (MI). Freshman Nash Wilkey lead the way for the Knights with two goals and one assist. Ben Tillotson and Garret Maw added a goal apiece, while Mike Bangerter distributed two assists.
This contest provides a great opportunity for the Knights to compete, and will require a solid performance on defense. While Tyler Cox continues to develop in the cage, defensemen Thomas Canady and Derek Purvis will anchor the defense.
About the Eagles
Entering their second year of competition, Bridgewater was ranked ninth of 10 teams in the ODAC. During their first season of play, the Eagles finished 5-10 overall and 1-8 in conference play.
Bridgewater returns three of its top five scorers from a year ago, including sophomore standout Kevin Ashcraft. Ashcraft led the Eagles with 26 total points with 16 goals and 10 assists. Sophomores Derrick Daniels and Thomas Maher return after the tandem combined for 24 goals and 13 assists a year ago.