Second Half Rally by Men’s Lacrosse Leads to 11-6 Win in SAA Opener

Second Half Rally by Men’s Lacrosse Leads to 11-6 Win in SAA Opener

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's lacrosse team overcame a first half deficit to defeat the Colonels of Centre College, 11-6, Saturday afternoon from historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (4-3, 1-0) 11, Centre (3-3, 0-1) 6
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The teams played even for the first 15 minutes, but the excitement came in the final minute. After Centre scored with 13 seconds left in the opening quarter to give the visitors a 2-1 advantage, Ryan Stubits took the face off and found Thomas Lynde's stick for the goal with six seconds left to even the score back at two goals apiece.

-The Colonels tacked on two goals late in the second quarter to lead 4-2. With 30 seconds left in the half, Centre turned the ball over on a failed clear attempt. After Bryce Womack secured the ground ball, the Tigers called a timeout to set a play up. Lynde found Henry Burns to make it a 4-3 deficit at the break.

-Sewanee evened the contest at four goals apiece with a Hayden Hunt score, but Centre took the lead once again with a goal at the 10:52 mark.

-35 seconds later, thanks to a Centre holding penalty, Drew Mullen found the cage for the man-up goal to tie the game at five goals apiece.

-George Greer gave Sewanee the lead for good with 2:25 to go in the period, and eight seconds later, Stubits, after winning the face off, went down the field and scored to make it a 7-5 lead.

-Sewanee tacked on four more goals in the fourth quarter, as the Purple and Gold outscored the visitors, 8-2, in the final 30 minutes.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Hayden Hunt recorded a hat trick on nine shots.

-Henry Burns and Drew Mullen each added two goals.

-Ryan Stubits won 17-of-20 face off attempts and scooped up nine ground balls.

-Bryce Womack (4-3) saved 12 shots in 57 minutes between the pipes.

CENTRE KEY STATISTICS
-Padraic Dermody scored twice to lead the Colonels.

-Leland Gray scooped up five ground balls and forced three turnovers.

-Connor Jongewaard (3-3) saved 15 shots in full time.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will hit the road for their spring break trip to Colorado Springs, as they will take on former Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Colorado College Tuesday afternoon.

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