Big Rally Allows Lynchburg to Sink W&L in Overtime
from press release
LEXINGTON, Va. - Sophomore midfielder Campbell Armstrong scored less than one minute into overtime Wednesday evening as the #8 Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team rallied from a six-goal deficit to defeat #9 Washington & Lee University 9-8 in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game.
The Generals scored the game's first four goals before Austin Stewart got LC on the scoreboard with just two minutes left in the first half. W&L jumped ahead 7-1 and later 8-2 midway through the third period, but the Hornet defense wouldn't allow another goal. Vin Curran and Stewart scored in the third stanza to cut the advantage to 8-3 entering the fourth.
The final period in regulation was all Lynchburg, and began with two Hornet face-off wins and tallies from Stewart and Chris Hower. Derek Sweet found the back of the net with 8:17 remaining to bring the score to 8-6 but the W&L defense was able to keep LC off the scoreboard for the next four minutes. Max Voumard broke through for a score at 4:12 and the Hornets won the ensuing face-off. Derek Sweet capitalized with a goal from Pat Ohrem to tie the game at eight all with three minutes on the game clock. The Hornets had a chance to win the game in regulation but the W&L defense was able to force overtime.
LC won the overtime face-off after a General 30-second penalty, and although the Hornets were unable to capitalize on the man-up situation, they kept the ball in the W&L zone to set-up Armstrong's game-winner 55 seconds into the extra session.
Stewart had three scores for LC, while Sweet had two tallies. Armstrong contributed a goal and an assist and Voumard, Curran and Hower each had goals. Joe Wood paced Washington & Lee (8-2/2-1 ODAC) with two goals and an assist and Mac Means also scored twice. Curran won 10 of his 14 face-off opportunities and had a team-high six ground balls. Andrew Fusselbaugh caused seven turnovers and scooped six ground balls for the hosts. Adam Davey made eight saves for LC.
Lynchburg (8-1/3-0 ODAC) travels to fifth-ranked Stevenson University (MD) Saturday for a non-conference game at 7 p.m.