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John Burke Scores With 7.8 Seconds Left to Defeat Lynchburg 14-13

John Burke
John Burke

John Burke took a pass from Jack Hayden and scored the game-winning goal with 7.8 seconds left to defeat Lynchburg College on Saturday afternoon. The win gave H-SC a new single-season school record for ODAC wins at eight and a first-round bye in the upcoming ODAC Tournament



  • The game proved to be a tightly contested with neither team leading by more than one goal over the final two quarters
  • Lynchburg's Kevin Rogers put the Hornets up 1-0 at 11:39, but Jake O'Brien, Jack Little, and Ian Levin scored three straight to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead with 2:38 left in the first quarter.
  • Logan Adam drew the Hornets within one at 1:36, and then Shayne O'Brien tied the game less than a minute into the second quarter
  • Levin regained the lead for Hampden-Sydney a minute later, but consecutive scores from Trammel Robinson and Colin McGuire lifted the Hornets to their first lead of the contest, 5-4, with 10:17 remaining in the first half
  • Burke found the back of the net at 6:31, but the duo of Robinson and McGuire struck again for back-to-back goals to put Lynchburg up 7-5
  • Hayden finished off a feed from O'Brien shortly before the half to give the Tigers a one-goal deficit, 7-6, at halftime
  • Levin found the back of the net twice to start the second half to provide H-SC a one-goal lead, but McGuire tied it at 10:38.
  • Chandler Shaheen came back with a goal of his own to keep H-SC in the lead at 9-8, but Lynchburg scored the last two goals of the quarter to enter the fourth up 10-9
  • Shaheen posted another tally at the 14:14 mark of the fourth, but Trent Parker put Lynchburg back in from 20 seconds later, 11-10, 13:54
  • Wilson Booth won the ensuring face-off and fed Levin for fifth goal of the day with only 13 seconds coming off the block, then Levin fed Little for a go-ahead goal at 11:34
  • McGuire posted his fourth tally of the afternoon to tie the game yet again, but Burke scored the go-ahead goal at 1:28
  • H-SC won the face-off but turned it over, and following a Lynchburg timeout that saved possession for the Hornets, McGuire found the back of the net yet again to tie the game with only 40 seconds remaining
  • Lynchburg committed their third face-off violation of the half to put the Tigers man-up for 30 seconds
  • Hayden corralled a loose ball just before it went out of bounds, and with the goalkeeper out of position fighting for the ball, he feed Burke who shot from the left wing and past the goalkeeper diving in front of the net.
  • Booth won the ensuing face-off and H-SC was able to run out the clock for the win



  • Colin McGuire scored five times with one assist
  • Trammel Robinson and Kevin Rogers each tacked on two scores and an assist
  • Shayne O'Brien scored twice, and Logan Adams had a goal and an assist


  • H-SC held a 42-27 advantage in ground balls
  • Hampden-Sydney had 20 turnovers to only 11 for Lynchburg
  • The Tigers won 22 of 30 face-offs
  • H-SC outshot Lynchburg 50-40


  • Hampden-Sydney receives a first-round bye and will play the winner of the #3 vs. #6 quarterfinal matchup on Friday at Washington and Lee in the ODAC semifinals. Game time is to be determined.