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Men's Lax Falls Just Short

Men's Lax fall 15-14 Wednesday afternoon to Bridgewater.
Men's Lax fall 15-14 Wednesday afternoon to Bridgewater.

WINCHESTER, Va. – Men's lacrosse saw its furious comeback fall just short Wednesday afternoon as visiting Bridgewater College took a 15-14 ODAC victory over Shenandoah University.

Bridgewater (8-4, 1-4 ODAC) scored the first five goals of the game and led 11-5 at halftime but had to hold on as Shenandoah (6-5, 2-3) stormed back into the contest.

IN BRIEF

Trailing 14-6 after BC scored with 6:01 to play in the third, the Hornets stormed back into it with four straight to make it 14-10 with 11:15 remaining.

Bridgewater ended that run with an unassisted goal at 7:20, but Shenandoah continued its march with goals at 5:11, 4:56, 2:55 and 2:07 to cut its deficit to just one, 15-14.

The Eagles won the ensuing faceoff and took a shot with 67 seconds remaining but turned it over as the shot went wide and backup goalkeeper Jason Simpson picked up the groundball.

Following a successful clear, the Hornets called time-out with 37 seconds to go to set up a play.

SU got off a shot almost immediately, but Bridgewater goalkeeper Hunter Bagby was able to make the save and start a successful clear to secure the victory.

Ryan Schott led the hosts with four goals and two assists for six points Jay Baker and Chris Baker each notching two goals. Chris Baker also had two assists.

Simpson had seven saves in 38:23 of action.

SU LEADERS

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Shots: SU 46, BC 41
  • Groundballs: SU 30, BC 28
  • Faceoffs: BC 20-of-31
  • Clears: SU 20-of-22, BC 18-of-26
  • Turnovers: SU 8, BC 18
  • EMO: SU 2-of-6, BC 0-of-1

UP NEXT

Shenandoah continues this homestand with a 4 p.m. ODAC contest Saturday versus Randolph. It is also the squad's One Love game.