#16 Men's Lacrosse Advances to ODAC Semifinals Over RMC 9-5

#16 Men's Lacrosse Advances to ODAC Semifinals Over RMC 9-5

Score: #16 Lynchburg 9,  Randolph-Macon 5

Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Shellenberger Field)

Records: #16 Lynchburg 12-5 (8-1), Randolp-Macon 8-10 (4-5 ODAC)

From the Face-Off

Lynchburg Men's Lacrosse hosted Randolph-Macon in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) quarterfinal round Tuesday night on Shellenberger field. 

Game Breakdown

- Senior Joey Giannaras got the scoring started for Lynchburg three minutes into the game

- At the 7:56 mark, sophomore Evan Lombardo found the back of the net to put Lynchburg up 2-0

- On a man-up opportunity, senior Daniel Owens made it a three-goal lead for the Hornets off an assist from sophomore Logan Adams

- Owens would add his second goal of the game at the 9:54 mark of the second quarter to make it 4-0

- Adams would add his second assist of the night when he fed Lombardo for his second goal of the game to put Lynchburg up 5-0 going into the half

- Senior Harrison Brennan would open the second half with a goal to make it 6-0

- Randolph-Macon would end their drought at te 7:50 mark to begin a 3-0 run, eventually cutting the Hornet lead to three with 4:07 left in the quarter

- Freshman Colin Dean would end the Yellow Jacket run to put Lynchburg up 7-3 with 2:29 left in the quarter

- Randolph-Macon would cut the lead back to three with 8:03 left in regulation

- Giannaras would tally his second and third goals of the night, while Adams dished out his third assist to put the Hornets up by five with 4:07 remaining

- With 45 seconds left in the game, the Yellow Jackets would add a goal to make it a four-goal game before Lynchburg closed the 9-5 victory

Inside the Box Score

- Giannaris led Lynchburg with three goals

- Adams had a game-high three assists

- Owens and Lombardo each finished with a pair of goals

- Junior goalie CJ Santora finished the night with 12 saves

- The Hornets outshot the Yellow Jackets 40-25

A Look Ahead

Lynchburg will travel to Lexington, Va this Friday when they play#15 Roanoke at 7 p.m. in the ODAC semifinal round. The Hornets defeated the Maroons 17-16 on Shellenberger Field back on April 1.