Knights Fall in First Round of CAC Tournament at Christopher Newport

Knights Fall in First Round of CAC Tournament at Christopher Newport

By Tatiana Monsen

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—The Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team fell 14-8 to Christopher Newport in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, in a repeat game from last year.

The Captains (11-5, 5-3 CAC) found the back of the net in the first minute of the game and continued to score, taking a 6-1 lead after the first quarter. The Knights (6-9, 3-6 CAC) answered with three goals in the second quarter and went into halftime down 4-8.

Southern Virginia started the second half on a 3-1 run to bring the game within two goals but the Captains scored five in a row to take a controlling seven-point lead, eventually securing their win.

Penalties were a problem for the Knights, leading to man-up Christopher Newport goals and missed opportunities. 

Casey Rich and Anthony Good each recorded a hat trick to lead the Knights' attack. Shawn Lamb contributed a goal and two assists. Isaac DeGarlais scored one goal. Ryan Larsen and Logan Lund each .Christopher Newport outshot Southern Virginia 50-32. In goal, Ian Arave recorded 17 saves. 

The Knights finished the 2017 season with their second appearance in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament and a 6-9 overall record.