No. 3 Spartans Overpower Knights, Lose 20-11

No. 3 Spartans Overpower Knights, Lose 20-11

BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University men's lacrosse team dropped a conference matchup with No. 3 York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon, falling by a score of 20-11.

The Spartans (13-1, 4-0 CAC) got off to a quick start as they scored four unanswered goals to begin the game before sophomore Zach Danneman found the back of the net for the Knights (5-10, 0-4 CAC). York kept the pressure on in the second quarter and the two teams went into halftime with the visitors up 12-3.

Southern Virginia played even with York in the second half, with each team scoring three goals in the third quarter and five goals in the fourth.

The 11 goals that Knights scored is tied for the most goals the Spartans' defense has given up this season.

Danneman, the CAC leader in goals scored, added three more to his total, while Chandler Wescott and Carter Bean each finished with two.

Both Shawn Lamb and Brady Cook ended with a goal and two assists, while Tennison Schmidt and Payton Kimber added goals as well.

Senior Ian Arave picked up the loss in goal, but he did finish with 22 saves. It's the second time this season Arave has eclipsed the 20-save mark.

The Spartans had a huge advantage on face offs, winning 24 of 33. The Knights also lost the ground ball battle with the Spartans picking up 44 off the turf to the Knights' 28.

Southern Virginia will play its final home game and look to pick up its first conference victory on Wednesday as they take on Frostburg State University. The game is set to start at 5:00 p.m. at Knight Stadium.