| LYNCHBURG, VA - Despite a late rally, the Lynchburg College
men's lacrosse team lost 7-6 Saturday to visiting Limestone College (SC),
the defending Division II National Champions.
Limestone held a 6-2 lead at halftime before the Hornets, ranked
#15 this week in NCAA Division III, started to chip away. Two Hornet
third-quarter goals and one in the first minute of the fourth brought LC
back to within a goal. But Limestone answered with an important insurance
goal 15 seconds later to go back ahead by two and LC fell one goal short.
Six different Hornets found the back of the net - with sophomore
Billy McCulloch (Annandale, VA/W.T. Woodson) tallying a goal and an assist.
Brandon Childs (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's), Kevin Reinecke (Crofton,
MD/Arundel), Kip Campbell (Fork Union, VA/FUMA), Brian Kemper (Bel Air,
MD/Bel Air) and Andy Sinclair (Maitland, FL/Winter Park) all had goals. Nick
Braun (Midlothian, VA/Clover Hill) made 12 stops in net.
Patrick Cardiff had two goals for the Saints (3-1). Devan Spikes
had two assists, while Jason Randolph, Kyle Zentz, Nolan Heavenor, Brad
Patridge and Nick DeLonga each had goals, while Matt Malloy made nine saves.
The game marked the return to Shellenberger Field for longtime LC assistant
coach T.W. Johnson. Johnson, an assistant for Lynchburg and head coach Steve
Koudelka from 1997-2001, led Limestone to the Division II National Title in
his first season as head mentor in 2002. The Saints are currently ranked #3
in NCAA Division II.
Lynchburg (3-2) hosts Hamilton College (NY) Wednesday in a
non-conference game at 3 p.m.