VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team fell, 17-8, to Hampden-Sydney Wednesday evening underneath the lights of Birdsong Field. With the result, the Marlins move to 8-4 on the year and go to 3-2 in conference play. The Tigers move to 8-3 on the season (3-1 ODAC).
It was the Marlins who struck first as Cole Maguire made a nice move a ripped a shot that beat the Tiger netminder just under two minutes in. HSC would go on a seven-goal run to end the period though. The second went a little more evenly as each side netted two more.
Down 9-3, the Marlins dominated the third period. Maguire opened up the quarter with a goal at the 11:46 mark. HSC answered with one of their own but two goals from Greg Gaetano and one from Trevor Lalande helped narrow the deficit to just three goals. With just 15 minutes left in regulation, the Tigers stormed back cashing in seven goals while VWU could only muster one.
Both Maguire and Gaetano finished the day with three goals a piece. Lalande and Nathan Sheirburn would account for the other two Marlin scores.
Kyle Leeming played all 60 minutes between the pipes, picking up 15 saves in the process.
Men's lacrosse will return to action again at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the team heads to Bridgewater for another ODAC match up with the Eagles.