NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The Christopher Newport lacrosse team notched an 8-7 win in overtime at home against Hampden-Sydney on Wednesday afternoon.
Neither team led by more than a goal the entire contest as they traded goals back and forth, and the game was tied at just 3-3 after the first half.
John Thompson would give the Captains a 4-3 lead with 11:04 left in the third quarter. The Tigers then regained a 5-4 lead off back-to-back goals from Eric Gorsline (Virginia Beach, VA / Norfolk Academy). He scored the first one off of a Nate Cundy (Midlothian, VA / James River) pass at 9:51 and then off a Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA / Cape Henry) assist with 9:05 to go. Christopher Newport then scored back-to-back goals from John Glaser and Billy Crist to go up 6-5 at the end of three quarters.
Micah Keller (Richmond, VA / Christchurch) tied the game at 6-6 at 11:53. Following a Tiger turnover, Gregory Limon put the Captains up 7-6 with 2:55 to go in regulation. Ryan Martin (Midlothian, VA / Cosby) would tie the game off a Mavromatis pass with 1:29 left. H-SC won the face-off, but a Keller shot was saved with 39 seconds to go. Christopher Newport regained possession, but a Chase Walton shot was saved by Cody Hornung (Bala Cynwyd, PA / Lower Merion) with 14 ticks left. H-SC was unable to get a shot off as the Tigers turned over the ball with three seconds on the clock.
Hampden-Sydney fired off the first shot in overtime, but Andy McGregor saved Keller's shot at 2:52 and a Mavromatis shot went wide at the 2:28 mark. CNU gained possession, and Glaser's shot at 1:50 sealed the win for the Captains.
Keller had a game-high four goals on 19 shots, 13 on goal. Gorsline added two scores, Martin had a goal and an assist, and Mavromatis had two assists. Brad Mostowy (Atlanta, GA / Alpharetta) took all 18 face-offs and won 13 with seven ground balls, and Hornung made 10 saves.
Glaser had two goals, and John Thompson had a goal and an assist for CNU. Captain goalkeeper McGregor proved to be the difference maker in the game with 17 saves. H-SC held a 20-15 advantage in ground balls and outshot the Captains 41-27.
The Tigers host Randolph College on Saturday at 1:30 pm for Senior Day.