Hampden-sydney vs. Ohio Wesleyan
March 16, 2002
The Game Story:
BALTIMORE, MD (March 16, 2002)-Hampden-Sydney?s 14th-ranked lacrosse team pounded fourth-ranked Ohio Wesleyan, 14-8, today at Loyola College?s Curley Field. The win moves the Tigers to 4-1 on the year, while Ohio Wesleyan falls to 2-2.

Junior All-American Chris Lucas (Fairfax Station, VA) connected on four goals, while junior midfielder Phil Dick (Salem, VA) scored a season-best three goals to lead the Hampden-Sydney offensive attack, while sophomore Jeremy Bull (Raleigh, NC) recorded ten saves in the net to secure the victory for the Tigers.

The Tigers led by just one goal, 4-3, after the first quarter thanks to a pair of goals from Lucas. The team then exploded for five goals in the second quarter, including all three from Phil Dick to push the lead to 9-4 at the half. Hampden-Sydney connected three more times in the third quarter as John Neal (Richmond, VA), Wilson MacIlwaine (Charlottesville, VA) and Jim Hovis (Richmond, VA) each scored goals, while the stellar defense shutout the Bishops as Hampden-Sydney moved out to a 12-4 lead.

Lucas? fourth goal of the contest, along with an unassisted strike from senior Scott Claiborne (Woodbridge, VA) sealed the game in the fourth quarter, despite four goals from Ohio Wesleyan, including one with just three seconds remaining in the game. Overall, Hampden-Sydney out-shot Ohio Wesleyan, 39-30, and held an advantage in ground balls, 44-34, and face-offs, 16-8.

Lucas led all scorers with four goals, while Dick finished with three, Matt Fassnacht (Fairfax, VA) with one goal and two assists, Jason Rostan (Farmville, VA) with two goals and one assist, and single goals from Neal, MacIlwaine, Claiborne and Hovis.

Frank Bedford, Andy Rowe and John Schlegel each scored two goals for the Bishops, while Paul McCommons recorded six saves in the pipes in the second half.

Hampden-Sydney returns to action next Saturday as the team hosts Greensboro College at 1 pm at Fulton Field.