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Hampden-Sydney Opens With 14-7 Win Past Mary Washington

Jake O'Brien
Jake O'Brien

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Sophomore Jake O'Brien/Scituate, Mass. scored a game-high five goals, adding one assist, to lead Hampden-Sydney College to a season-opening 14-7 lacrosse victory past the University of Mary Washington on Saturday at Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium.  Senior captain John Burke/Richmond added four goals and an assist for the host Tigers (1-0), who led 7-2 at halftime.  Chris White scored three goals for the visiting Eagles (0-1) in the non-conference contest.

H-SC jumped out to an early 5-1 advantage at the end of the first quarter, scoring five unanswered goals after UMW opened the scoring.  Sophomore Jared Medwar/Apex, N.C. scored the first goal of the campaign for the Tigers, unassisted at 11:56.  Burke and O'Brien followed with two goals each in the opening quarter as both of Burke's goals were unassisted at 11:09 and 10:17, with O'Brien scoring at 11:00 and 1:18, assisted by Medwar and Burke, respectively.

H-SC tallied two of the three goals scored in the second quarter to lead 7-2 at the intermission.  Burke scored his third goal at 8:38, assisted by sophomore Davis Hatch/Mechanicsville.  Junior Garrett Patnesky/Raleigh, N.C. scored his first goal of the season at 6:41, assisted by freshman Sean Duffy/Ambler, Pa.

H-SC and UMW each scored four goals in the third quarter as the hosts led 11-6 after 45 minutes of action.  O'Brien added his third goal at 11:51, assisted by freshman Presley Miller/Annapolis.  Duffy earned his first goal of the season at 9:36, unassisted, while Medwar added his second goal at 2:56, assisted by O'Brien.  Burke contributed his fourth goal at 1:32, once-again unassisted, to close out the quarter's scoring.

H-SC posted three of the four goals scored in the fourth quarter to provide for the final seven-goal margin of victory.  Hatch scored his first goal of the spring at 11:15, assisted by Duffy, while O'Brien closed out the scoring for the hosts with his fourth and fifth goals at 4:33 and 2:00, respectively, the final tally assisted by junior Jack Hayden/Apex, N.C.

Junior captain and goalkeeper Nick Arcuri/Apex, N.C. played the duration, yielding just seven goals in 60 minutes while making 16 saves (69.6%).  Sophomore Jake Brummett/Glen Rock, Pa. was strong in the X, winning 16 of 25 face-offs (64.0%) for the Tigers, adding a game-high 13 ground balls as H-SC took a 36-33 advantage.

H-SC took a 49-34 advantage in shots, including 26-23 in shots on-goal, with O'Brien posting 10 shots (6), Hatch adding eight shots (3) and Burke had six shots (5).  The Tigers had 13 caused turnovers, led by sophomore Canevin Wallace/Annapolis, Md. with four.

H-SC will play on the road at non-conference opponent Greensboro College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. in North Carolina.