Hampden-sydney vs. Washington And Lee
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (April 18, 2009)—When the first whistle blew, Hampden-Sydney looked like they would give themselves a shot to beat #5 Washington & Lee by winning the first face-off and having a solid first possession, but it was the Generals that came out on top outscoring the Tigers 18-10.

The game was dead even for the first nine minutes with neither team able to score, but it was Drew Koeneman who found the net first at the 6:00 mark to start the scoring frenzy. Washington & Lee scored one more before Hampden-Sydney went on a tear.

In a three minute stretch, Hampden-Sydney outscored the Generals 4-1 with goals from Doug Carpenter (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's), Ben Clarke (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy), Kenny Mathison (East Northport, NY/Northport), and Andrew O'Shea (Richmond, VA/Collegiate). With the Tiger offense on point, Hampden-Sydney had a 4-3 lead after the first 15 minutes.

The second quarter, however, was a different story. Washington & Lee opened the quarter with four straight goals via two goals from Spence Daw and Harry St. John. Freshman Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA/Cape Henry) put an end to the run scoring his first goal of the game at the 8:46 mark. After the Generals reeled off three more goals, it was Mavromatis again who broke up the run scoring his second of the day. The final six minutes of the quarter saw three more General goals to put them up 13-6 at halftime.

The Tigers settled down after the intermission, and started the second half with a Micah Keller (Richmond, VA/Christchurch) goal putting the Tigers within six. After a Will Keigler goal at the 8:10 mark, it was a defensive battle as the score was locked at 14-7 for the next seven minutes before Cole Hawthorne (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) managed to cut into the General lead. The six point deficit was short lived, however, as St. John found the net just 40 seconds later to even up the third quarter scoring at 2-2.

The fourth quarter also saw limited scoring as the Generals notched three goals to the Tigers' two. Finding the net for the second time in the game was Carpenter, and Thomas Hovis (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's) was also able to put a tally on the scoreboard.

Will Keigler has the high man on the day with four goals and three assists. Carpenter and Mavromatis both led the way for the Tigers with two goals and one assist each, while senior Andrew Mahoney (Littleton, CO/Littleton) also pitched in three assists.

Peter Foley (McLean, VA/Langley), Tim Vanbenthuysen (Castle Rock, CO/Castle Rock), and Carpenter led the team in groundballs with four each.

The Generals outshot the Tigers 44-30 and scooped up 50 groundballs to Hampden-Sydney's 33. The Generals also won 26 face-offs to Hampden-Sydney's six.

With the loss, the Tigers fall to 6-8 on the year and 3-3 in the ODAC and await the official tournament standings.

Hampden-Sydney will return home for their final regular season game as the Tigers will honor their four seniors. They will host the Captains of Christopher Newport University on Tuesday, April 21. The first face-off is scheduled for 4:00 pm.