Hampden-sydney vs. Christopher Newport
April 21, 2009
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (April 21, 2009)—Hampden-Sydney's lacrosse senior class of Doug Carpenter (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's), Andrew Mahoney (Littleton, CO/Littleton), Kenny Mathison (East Northport, NY/Northport), and Teddy Schwab (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Latin) had a stellar senior day as they accounted for nine goals and four assists in the Tigers' 20-11 win.

The foursome came out with its supporting cast to jump out to a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter with all four seniors finding the net. Joining the Tiger scoring frenzy was junior Kyle Jett (Suffolk, VA/Nansemond-Suffolk) who netted three of his four goals in the first quarter. Christopher Newport did not go down without a fight, however, with Justin King scoring three goals in the first quarter.

The second quarter started just as the first did with the Tigers scoring four unanswered goals in eight minutes courtesy of Mahoney, Carpenter, Jett, and junior Thomas Hovis (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's). King continued to fight, though, notching his fourth goal of the game. At the 3:06 mark, the Captains saw another scorer get in the action with Ryan Merrell finding the net. Carpenter, however, ended the half on a good note for the Tigers scoring his third goal with under a minute to play putting his team up 12-5 at intermission.

Hampden-Sydney came out firing again in the third quarter scoring three straight goals in three minutes. Freshman Ben Clarke (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) and sophomore Whit Kelley (Raleigh, NC/Ravenscroft) both scored in the stretch. Clarke scored again in the period along with Mathison, but the Captains answered each time putting the score at 17-7 at the end of 45 minutes.

Christopher Newport tried a comeback in the fourth quarter with the first three goals of the quarter, but Sandy Wall (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's), Harrison McCorkle (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's), and Hunter Phillips (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) put the game out of reach and gave Hampden-Sydney its seventh win of the season.

Jett and King each led their team with four goals, but Jett's three assists and seven total points led the game. Mahoney also chipped in three assists for the Tigers. He and Cole Hawthorne (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) also led the team with seven groundballs each.

All three Tiger goalies saw action with Ben Hansell (Montclair, NJ/Montclair) leading the way with seven saves, and freshman Morrow Boggs (Charlotte, NC/Virginia Episcopal) pitched in five of his own.

Hampden-Sydney outshot the Captains 48-47 and scooped up 68 groundballs to Christopher Newport's 43. The Tigers also won 19 face-offs to CNU's 13.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 7-8 on the year and remain 3-3 in the ODAC and await the official tournament standings.

Hampden-Sydney will return to action on Saturday for the ODAC quarterfinals. Details are too be determined.