February 15, 2012

Game Notes: Tiger Lacrosse Opens Season at Mary Washington

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Preview
Hampden-Sydney vs. Mary Washington (1-0)
Saturday, February 18 | 1:00 pm | Battleground Athletic Complex

Last Time Out for the Tigers    
• This is the 2012 season opener for the Tigers.
• The Tigers were recently picked to finish third in the ODAC.
• The Tigers garnered 35 points to edge out Washington & Lee, who placed fourth with 33 points.
• The Tigers are amongst 13 teams receiving votes in the USILA Preseason Top 20 Poll.
• The Tigers placed four players on the Preseason All-American Team, including senior attackman Micah Keller, senior midfielder Carter Mavromatis, senior defender Andrew Pritzlaff, and senior LSM Nate Norbo.
• Keller and Mavormatis were both named Honorable Mention All-Americans last spring.
• The Tigers return six 2011 All-ODAC honorees in Keller, Mavromatis, Norbo, Pritzlaff, junior face-off/short stick defensive midfielder Brad Mostowy, and junior goalkeeper Cody Hornung.

Last Time Out for the Eagles  
• The Eagles defeated ODAC foe Virginia Wesleyan 10-9 at Virginia Beach.
• Sean Dacey scored the game-winning goal with 2:11 left in the game.
• The Eagles closed out each half strong after struggling to open each half. They scored just one combined goal in the first and third quarters but had nine in the second and fourth.
• After scoring with two seconds left in the first quarter, the UMW defense held them without a goal until 2:14 left in the half.
• John Bohlinger had four goals and one assist for UMW while Chip Pittard and Dacey each had two score.
• Matt Prin made 14 saves
• Doug Timms and Jack Bondurant went a combined 8-23 on faceoffs.
• Mary Washington commited six penalties for 4:30 of penalty time.
• UMW went 4-7 on clears and held VWC to a 7-11 mark.

The Last Time These Two Met    
• Hampden-Sydney won 13-10 on February 19 at Mary Washington.
• Mary Washington scored the first two goals of the game, but the Tigers scored the next 11 goals to go up 11-2 at halftime.
• H-SC was up 13-4 at the end of the third quarter, but UMW reeled off six fourth-quarter goals.
• Micah Keller scored eight goals on 11 shots along with one assist.
• Carter Mavromatis and Ryan Martin each posted two goals and two assists.
Ben Clarke added one goal and four assists.
• Brad Mostowy won 17-of-20 face-offs as the team was 19-23.
• Harry Snyder total three goals and one assist while Sean Dacey, Kohl Meyer, and Mark Bowler each had two goals.
• H-SC held a big 39-26 advantage on face-offs and went 4-5 on man up opportunities.
• UMW committed five penalties for seven minutes while H-SC had four penalties for 3:30.

In the 2011 National Ranks
• 14th - Brad Mostowy, ground balls per game, 7.82
• 29th - Man-up offense, converted on 35.4% of man-up opportunities.
• 31st - Ground balls per game, 37.24
• 31st - Scoring margin +3.76
• 34th - Carter Mavromatis assists pergame, 1.76
• 35th - Scoring offense, 11.88 goals/game
• 44th - Points per game, 17.76
• 44th - Face-off win percentage, 56.1%
• 45th - Cody Hornung GAA, 7.89
• 48th - Cole Hawthorne points per game, 3.76
• 49th - Scoring defense, 8.12 goals/game
• 50th - Brad Mostowy, Face-offs, 57.7%

The Numbers Game    
• Eight NCAA Tournament appearances.
• Four ODAC Championships
• Tigers return 78.5% of their points scored from 2011
• H-SC also returns 79.8% of groundballs collected from last season
• There are 22 new faces on the team for the 2012 season.
• The Tigers have nine senior this year
• Four players were named Preseason All-American
• Seven Former All-ODACers on the team.

Looking at Mary Washington
• The Eagles must replace 107 points that is lost from the 2011 season due to graduation, that is 39.1% of their total points.
• The Eagles struggled all last season and in their first game of 2012 at the face-off X. Last year they won just 39.4% and went 8-23 in their season opener
• UMW returns two players who earned All-Conference honors last season.
• Mary Washington has a new goalkeeper in place this season. Matt Prin has stepped in as the starter, but he started the 2010 season because of injuries.
• The Eagles converted on just 27.3% of their man up opportunities in 2011 but limited opponents to a 28% mark.