BUENA VISTA, VA. — The Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team won its season opener Wednesday afternoon against Ferrum College, topping the Panthers 20-12 in Knight Stadium.
The Knights (1-0) got off to a slow start, allowing three goals in just over four minutes. Just seconds after the Panthers' (0-2) third goal, sophomore attack Shawn Lamb put the Knights on the board in the only home goal of the period.
By the time the end of the first half rolled around, the Knights completed a 7-3 run to take an 8-7 lead to intermission and never trailed in the second half. Twelve second-half goals and better second-half defense led to a final score of 20-12. The last time the Knights scored 20 or more points was Apr. 25, 2015 against Lees-McRae (W, 23-17).
Bostin Preisler recorded 11 saves in his first win in goal of the season.
The Knights will head to Pfeiffer University for a 1 p.m. match on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Misenheimer, N.C.