No. 19 men's lacrosse advances in NCAA tournament

Trammel Robinson playing in an NCAA lacrosse game

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's men's lacrosse team rolled into the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament Wednesday with a 15-5 drubbing of Transylvania on Shellenberger Field.

It is the fifth time in the last seven years that the Hornets, currently ranked No. 19 in the nation, have won an NCAA tournament game.

Senior attackmen Evan Lombardo (Franklin Park, N.J.) and Andrew Thomas (Roswell, Ga.) led the way for Lynchburg, each notching a hat trick in the game. Lombardo added a pair of assists, as did junior attackman Colin Dean (Havre de Grace, Md.), who scored twice as well.

Junior attackman Trammel Robinson contributed a pair of goals and two ground balls, while senior long-stick midfielder Seamus McDonald (Far Hills, N.J.) anchored the defense with six ground balls.

Senior goalie Patrick Cornelius (Potomac, Md.) made nine saves in the net.

Lynchburg (14-6) dominated the face-off, as seniors Craig Koester (Wildwood, Mo.) and Bo Delaney (Marstons Mills, Mass.) combined to go 18-for-21 at the X.

That advantage helped the Hornets start hot, scoring twice in the opening minute of play. Dean scored unassisted off the opening face just 46 seconds into the game, and Delaney won the ensuing face-off and scored 7 seconds later to put Lynchburg up 2-0.

Just over 2 minutes later, Dean found Lombardo for the Hornets' next score, and Lynchburg cruised to a 7-0 lead after the first quarter of play.

Goals from senior midfielder Rivington Lambert (Lake Wylie, S.C.), freshman attackman Kyle Lewis (Suwanee, Ga.) and senior midfielder Nick Willertz (Severn, Md.) extended Lynchburg's lead to 10-1 with 5:49 until halftime, but the Pioneers (14-5) scored twice late in the half to cut the deficit to 10-3 at the break.

Thomas kicked off the Hornets' second-half scoring to complete his hat trick, and Lynchburg extended its lead to 13-3 after three quarters.

Robinson and Lombardo put an exclamation point on the contest with goals in the final five minutes.

RELATED: 2019 NCAA Division III men's lacrosse bracket

Lynchburg moves on to the NCAA's third round, where the Hornets will travel to No. 2 Salisbury on Saturday, May 11. The Sea Gulls ousted SUNY Maritime from the tournament in their second-round game Wednesday.

A game time has not been finalized at this time. Check back with LynchburgSports.com or follow Lynchburg athletics on social media for the latest on Lynchburg men's lacrosse and all Hornets postseason activity.

--LYN--

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Mon Oct 14
at VSGA Intercollegiate, Blacksburg CC, Blacksburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Oct 15
at VSGA Intercollegiate, Blacksburg CC, Blacksburg, Va. -- Day 2
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 16
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Fri Oct 18
6 p.m.
Bridgewater
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Oct 18
6 p.m.
Mary Washington
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Sat Oct 19
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Fri Nov 08
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Lynchburg
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Fri Nov 08
6:00 PM
Albertus Magnus
vs. Lynchburg
@ Hood College MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
TBA
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, VA CNU Classic
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Christopher Newport Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
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Sun Nov 10
12:00 PM
Meredith
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Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
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Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
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at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
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Fri Aug 30
Final
4 Roanoke
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
7:30 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
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TBA
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ODAC Tournament -- Championship
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Sat Aug 31
Final
2 No. 10 Johns Hopkins
0 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sun Sep 01
Final
2 Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
7 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational Soccer Showcase
Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
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Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
7:00 PM
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Wed Oct 16
4:00 PM
Sweet Briar
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Sat Oct 19
5:00 PM
Roanoke
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Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
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Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
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at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
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vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
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@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
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