By Luke Christiansen
LYNCHBURG, Va.—Looking for its first win of the season, the Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team fell 18-4 to Randolph College Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.
The Knights (0-6) played tough to start the game, trailing only 3-1, but could not withstand the barrage of six unanswered goals giving the Wildcats (3-1) a 9-1 advantage at the quarter.
Southern Virginia played well throughout the remainder of the game, holding the Wildcats to nine goals during three quarters. The Knights added three goals, while making improvements in clearing and man-up opportunities.
Randolph outshot the Knights by a 48-18 ratio and won the ground ball battle, 56-25. The Wildcats also earned 23 of 26 faceoffs for the game, while the Knights were only able to clear on 12 of 19 opportunities.
Freshman Garret Maw scored two goals to lead Southern Virginia on the afternoon. Freshman Mike Bangerter scored a man-up goal, while Joshua Neilson contributed his first goal of the season to round out the scoring.
The Wildcats' Andrew Gleitz registered a game-high three goals for Randolph while Colton Wood, Ryan Campbell, Mitch MacDonald, John Grundy, and Cam Garrison added two goals apiece.
Tyler Cox matched a career-high 14 saves on the afternoon as the goalkeeper for the Knights.
The Knights return to action against Capital Athletic Conference foe Wesley on March 11 at 3:00 p.m. at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.