Hampden-sydney vs. Mary Washington
February 21, 2009
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (February 21, 2009)—Though the Tigers hung tough with Mary Washington, the Eagles' seven fourth quarter goals proved to be too much for Hampden-Sydney, letting the Eagles escape Everett Stadium with a 9-7 win. Hampden-Sydney was kept in the game by junior goalie Mark Bagby (Boston, MA/Marshfield) who saved an impressive 19 of the 28 shots that came his way.

Offensively, the Tigers were led by junior Kyle Jett (Suffolk, VA/Nanesmond Suffolk) who came away with two goals and two assists. Also scoring two goals was freshman Micah Keller (Richmond, VA/Christchurch).

After playing a scoreless first quarter, Thomas Hovis (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's) scored the first goal of the game off a Daniel Deck (Richmond, VA/Monocan). Mary Washington's Brent Fisk then scored back to back goals to give the Eagles a 2-1 halftime lead.

Hampden-Sydney responded well after the intermission as Jett, Keller, and senior Andrew Mahoney (Littleton, CO/Littleton) all scored goals in the third quarter while holding the Eagles scoreless.

Holding on to a 4-2 lead going into the fourth quarter, the two teams went back and forth, and the Eagles tied the game at 5-5. Senior Kenny Mathison (East Northport, NY/Northport) would respond giving the Tigers the 6-5 lead. Mary Washington then proved too much, as they scored four straight goals, giving them a 9-5 advantage.

Though the Tigers tried to come back, Keller was the only one able to find the net, as he tallied the final goal of the game.

Hampden-Sydney did see good results in the midfield from freshman Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA/Cape Henry) who had an all around solid game. Mavromatis also had an assist and three groundballs on the day.

Mary Washington out-shot Hampden-Sydney 40-124 on the afternoon while both teams scooped up 23 groundballs. Mary Washington also had the face-off advantage winning 13 or 19 face-offs.

Hampden-Sydney will return to action as they travel to Lynchburg, VA to take on the Wildcats of Randolph College. The game is scheduled for 7 pm.