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Tigers Hold Greensboro Scoreless Through Three Quarters for 11-2 Win.

Thomas Armstrong
Thomas Armstrong

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA - The Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse team held visiting Greensboro scoreless for the first three quarters en route to winning 11-2 Wednesday night.

The Pride won the opening face-off but wouldn't win another one until the fourth quarter. Despite holding the ball for most of the first five minutes of the game, Greensboro managed just two shots with neither on cage. Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Latin) got the scoring started with an unassisted goal at the 9:53 mark. Jess Hawthorne (Richmond, VA / Collegiate) tallied back-to-back scores at 5:15 and 2:41, and Armstrong closed out the quarter with his second goal.

The scoring in the second and third quarters fell off as H-SC got just three goals, but it picked back up in the final frame. Greensboro found the back of the net for the first time with 13:27 on a man-up score, and they posted another man-up goal at 7:22 to make it a 7-2 game. Armstrong, Hawthorne, Abbot Wallenborn (Crozet, VA / Western Albemarle) and Matt Kusel (Ridgewood, NJ / Ridgewood) finished off the game with the last four goals.

Armstrong led the way with four goals while Hawthorne had three of his own. Hughes had one goal with two assists while Mike Funk (Chantilly, VA / Middleburg) posted one score with one assist. Brad Mostowy (Atlanta, GA / Alpharetta (GA) / Trinity Pawling (NY)) won 12-of-13 face-offs with 11 ground balls, and David Noftsinger (Richmond, VA / Collegiate School) made nine saves while allowing zero goals in just over 45 minutes of action.

Ryan Kissner scored both of the Pride's goals while Mitchell Kanowicz made 10 saves.

H-SC dominated face-offs as the Tigers went 14-for-16, and they also held a commanding edge in ground balls, 43-28.

Hampden-Sydney travels to Winchester, VA, on Saturday to play Shenandoah University at 1:30 pm.