Hampden-sydney vs. Marymount
March 7, 2009
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (March 7, 2009)—Hampden-Sydney's offense came out of the gates firing as the Tigers started the game with five unanswered goals and took a 6-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Freshman Ben Clarke (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) got in the early scoring action and notched his first collegiate goal. Clarke ripped a shot that was saved; instead of giving up on the play, he scooped up the loose groundball, fired a second shot, and found the back of the net.

Though Marymount started the scoring in the second quarter with a Colin Stuart goal, Hampden-Sydney responded just 30 seconds later as junior Andrew O'Shea (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) scored with senior Andrew Mahoney (Littleton, CO/Littleton) tacking on one more just a minute later.

Hampden-Sydney continued to score in the second quarter out-scoring the Saints 7-4. Both Mahoney and freshman Micah Keller (Richmond, VA/Christchurch) tallied two goals in the quarter.

With a 13-5 halftime lead, the Tigers saw Marymount score the first two goals of the second half cutting the lead to six before junior defender Daniel Martin (Charlottesville, VA/Albemarle) took the ball coast to coast and scored his first goal of the year.

Marymount managed to beat the Tigers 5-4 in the third quarter, but Hampden-Sydney's 17-10 lead was just too much in the final stanza. Junior Kevin Coats (Charlottesville, VA/Albemarle) opened the scoring in the fourth, but the Saints scored the final two goals of the game giving the Tigers the 18-12 victory.

Andrew Mahoney led all scorers with four goals on the day, while Keller and junior Kyle Jett (Suffolk, VA/Nansemond Suffolk) were not far behind with three goals a piece. Both Thomas Hovis (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's) and Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA/Cape Henry) led the Tigers in groundballs with six. Junior goalie Mark Bagby (Boston, MA/Marshfield) recorded 12 saves on day.

Hampden-Sydney also edged the Saints in groundballs (49-46) and shots (52-38). Marymount did win the face-off battle winning 18 to Hampden-Sydney's 16.

With the win, Hampden-Sydney improves to 2-2 on the year.

The Tigers will return to action at home on Wednesday, March 11 as they take on Washington College at 2:00pm.