For Immediate Release – 4/1/17 - #271
Second-Half Run Falls Short for 'Cats
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA – The Randolph College men's lacrosse team made a late comeback against Hampden-Sydney College on Saturday. However, the WildCats attempt came up short, as the Tigers won the game 20-10 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).
H-SC got on the board shortly after the first whistle, but the 'Cats responded shortly after. Graham Southwick made a nice drive and ripped it home on the left side to tie the score. However, Hampden-Sydney scored the five of the final six tallies of the quarter to go into the second with a 6-2 lead. Mitch MacDonald had the other goal for the WildCats. Kadri Hearns drove into the middle and fed the ball to MacDonald, who fired one home.
Southwick brought one back right at the start of the second. He used a similar move and bounced it into the back of the net. However, the Tigers scored three times in just under two minutes to take a 9-3 lead with 10 minutes left in the half. MacDonald stopped the run, once again firing it from distance. This time it was Jacob Galenski who hit him with the helper. But once again, H-SC used a run to end the period, this time scoring four of five, to take a 13-5 advantage into the intermission. Shane Soghomonian split the run as he dodged close near the crease to score.
Hampden-Sydney continued its burst in the third quarter, scoring the first four of the period. However, Galenski caught a pass from Ryan Campbell near the end of the third. Galenski fired it into the back of the net to start a run for the WildCats. It would continue into the fourth period, as Scott Wilkinson caught a pass from Southwick on the crease. Southwick finished it bringing Randolph closer. Shane Shifflett added to the run, finishing off a pass from Brett Pausic. MacDonald added a man-up tally, ripping a Campbell pass into the netting. Hearns added one more, but there was not enough time, as the Tigers earned the home win.
Matt Lindenbaum and James Stumpo combined for 10 saves in the game. Prince Charles and Shane Soghomonian picked up five ground balls to lead the team. MacDonald had his second-straight hat trick on the year.
Randolph (3-7, 0-4) will once again be off for the week before returning to action. This time the WildCats will leave ODAC play, as they will host Greensboro College next Saturday. First whistle is set for 3 p.m.