For immediate release – 4/27/2013 - #389
Curran, Lynchburg Overwhelm Shenandoah in 19-5 Win
WINCHESTER, VA – Vin Curran scored four goals, collected seven groundballs, and won nine of 11 faceoff attempts to help the #14 Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team to a 19-5 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Shenandoah University on Saturday.
Curran started off the afternoon with two of his tallies coming in the first 2:09 of the game. The two scored were sandwiched around Jay Goldsmith's ninth goal of the season. Sean Ohlhaver would bring SU within two a few minutes later and the defenses took over the rest of the period, allowing zero goals for each team.
LC kicked things into gear in the second, scoring six goals while allowing only one in the period. Curran notched his third and fourth of the game, and Campbell Armstrong also put two shots in the back of the net in the second.
Lynchburg came out of the intermission with a 10-2 lead, and had three different goal scorers push the lead to 11. SU got one back with a goal from Matt Justice. The final quarter proved to be similar, as Lynchburg added six more to the total, while allowing only two, for a final score of 19-5.
Chris Hower registered his first career hat trick in the game for LC. Aaron Murphy scored two goals in the game, and Dane Angell, Charlie Oldendorp, Austin Stewart, Matthew Baker, Joe Vincent, Kyle Sullivan, and Todd Galvin all had one for LC. It was the first career-goal for both Baker and Vincent. Lynchburg also had an impressive 10 assists in the game, with Derek Sweet and David Alyanakian dishing out two of them. The Hornets also controlled the faceoff 'X', going 21-27 in the game. Along with Curran, Andrew Fawkes went 8-9 and Bobby Distler was 4-7.
Nick Rondeau led SU (5-11 overall, 0-9 ODAC) with two goals. Tyler Quinn made 13 saves in the loss.
With the win and the other results from Saturday, Lynchburg (12-4, 7-2) finish tied for second in the ODAC regular season standings. However, due to the overtime victory earlier this year over Washington and Lee University, the Hornets win the tiebreaker and will enter the ODAC tournament with the number two seed. Full tournament details will be released late Saturday night or Sunday morning.