For immediate release – 5/4/2013- #397
#12 Washington & Lee Defeats #13 LC in OT 7-6
SALEM, VA – Third-seeded Washington & Lee University defeated second-seed Lynchburg College 7-6 Saturday in overtime in the semifinals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Lacrosse Championship Tournament Saturday afternoon at Roanoke College's Kerr Stadium. The Generals entered the game ranked #12 in the latest United States Lacrosse Association Poll, while LC is #13.
Lynchburg's Pat Ohrem opened the scoring just over five minutes in, but Cameron Dabir quickly answered for W&L to tie the score. Dabir assisted Luke Heinsohn to give the Generals a 2-1 advantage, but goals from Derek Sweet, Josh Davey and Cambell Armstrong lifted the Hornets to a 4- 2 lead with five minutes left in the second. Ohrem, Vin Curran, and Aaron Murphy each had assists on the trifecta of tallies. W&L scored to cut the lead to 4-3 entering intermission.
Austin Stewart opened the lead back to two for LC on an assist from Todd Galvin five minutes into the third quarter. Dabir scored with one minute left in the third and Jared Mitchell won the ensuing face-off and quickly fed Mac Means to tie the score 5-5 heading into the fourth period.
LC opened the fourth quarter with a man-up advantage but couldn't convert. Dabir put W&L ahead three minutes into the fourth with his third tally of the contest. Lynchburg had another extra man opportunity with four minutes remaining on the game clock but couldn't get a shot off. Shortly after the penalty expired, Armstrong grabbed control of a loose ball directly in front of the General cage and fired it in to tie the score at 3:09. Each team had good scoring chances in the closing minutes of regulation but neither could put the ball in the back of the net.
Washington & Lee won the overtime faceoff and controlled the ball for nearly two minutes. With 2:10 on the game clock, Heinsohn fired in an unassisted tally for the Generals to end the contest.
W&L (15-3) advances to face the winner of the #1 Roanoke College/#5 Randolph-Macon College game Sunday at 3 p.m. in the title clash.
Lynchburg (12-5), which is currently #5 in the NCAA South Region rankings, now awaits an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA selection show is scheduled for Sunday at 10 p.m., to view the video please visit: http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2013-03-17/2013-spring-championships-selections