Men's Lacrosse Drop Heartbreaker to Connecticut College

Men's Lacrosse Drop Heartbreaker to Connecticut College

BALTIMORE, Md. — The Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team faced off against Connecticut College in a neutral site matchup at Homewood Field Wednesday afternoon, falling late in the final quarter of play 18-17.

The Knights (3-5) claimed the lead after both teams were locked 4-4 with less than eight minutes remaining in the first quarter. Southern Virginia scored two straight goals to close out the first with a 6-4 advantage.

In the second quarter, the Camels (2-2) earned back the two goals by outscoring the Knights 4-2 to make the game at the half 8-8.

The third quarter went back-and-forth with the Camels eventually pulling ahead by two with less than 6:30 remaining. The Knights responded with two unanswered goals to bring the game back to its seventh tie of the game heading into the final quarter knotted at 12.

The highest scoring quarter of the game came in the fourth, with 11 combined goals scored. Southern Virginia gained the lead by two with 8:30 remaining in the game but the Camels answered with four consecutive goals to now give Connecticut College the 17-15 lead.

The Knights scored two vital goals with just under four minutes remaining to bring the game back to even. The Camels final blow came just over 3:30 minutes left on a PJ Kelleher goal to put away the Knights 18-17.

Zach Danneman led the Knights with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Chandler Wescott recorded a team-high four assists to go along with three goals while Tennison Schmidt and Shawn Lamb also recorded three goals.

At goal for the Knights was Ian Arave who compiled 10 saves in today's loss.

The Camels were led by Jordan Foster with a team-high five goals.

The Knights return home for a matchup with Carthage College Saturday, Mar. 16 at 11:00 a.m.