Men’s Lacrosse Fends Off Colorado College in Offensive Explosion

Men’s Lacrosse Fends Off Colorado College in Offensive Explosion

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Sewanee men's lacrosse team recorded a 16-15 victory over the Colorado College Tigers in an offensive clinic between the two former Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) schools on Tuesday afternoon at Washburn Field.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (5-3) 16, Colorado College (5-3) 15
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The offense came alive in the first 15 minutes of the contest. Sewanee saw themselves down 3-1 at the 8:31 mark of the first period and 5-3 with 6:09 left in the quarter.

-Trailing 5-3, the Tigers took their first lead of the game, led by Henry Burns, who scored three of the final four goals of the period to give the Purple and Gold the 7-5 advantage after one quarter of play.

-Sewanee never relinquished the lead, but things got dicey in the fourth quarter. With 31 seconds remaining in regulation and the snow coming down, Parker Woo made it a 16-15 contest.

-Ryan Stubits took the face off, and with a pushing penalty on Colorado College with 20 seconds, the game seemed to be in the bag. However, a blocked shot by Henry Burns gave CC the ball with 15 seconds left, man-down.

-Colorado College was able to get a shot to go, but it was waved off by the officials with 1.5 seconds to go.

-The teams played on Washburn Field, originally used as a football field, it is the oldest football field west of the Mississippi River, and it is the eighth-oldest in NCAA history. Colorado College has been without a football team since 2008.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Henry Burns recorded a career-high seven goals on the day, surpassing his previous best of five, set back last season in the first two rounds of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament against Hendrix and Berry.

-Hayden Hunt scored six points with three goals and assists each, while Cameron Acuff scored five points on three goals and two assists.

-Ryan Stubits won 25-of-33 face offs, and he collected 16 ground balls.

-Tal Wharton recorded 12 saves in 45 minutes in between the pipes.

COLORADO COLLEGE KEY STATISTICS
-Tom Haller scored four times on the day for the home-standing Tigers.

-Andrew Hardwood (5-1) saved eight shots in full time.

UP NEXT
The Tigers will remain in the Rocky Mountains to face Springfield (Mass.) in a neutral site contest at Washburn Field Thursday afternoon.

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