Lynchburg vs. Denison
May 14, 2005
The Game Story:
LYNCHBURG, VA - The Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team
scored the first four goals of the game and held on to defeat Denison
University 9-6 Saturday in a second round game in the 2005 NCAA
Division III Championship Tournament. The Hornets will travel to
Roanoke College Wednesday for a quarterfinal match-up.



Senior attack Billy McCulloch (Annandale, VA/W.T.
Woodson) scored twice as the Hornets opened a 4-0 lead with 7:50
still remaining in the first period. Denison chipped away with two
scores before the end of the period and LC had a 4-2 lead after one.
Four different players found the back of the net as LC scored the
game's next four times to open an 8-2 advantage early in the third
period. The Hornets led 9-3 midway in the fourth stanza before the
Big Red rallied to score the games last three goals, but the Hornets
held on for the NCAA Tournament win in program history.



Billy McCulloch had two goals and one assist and freshman
Johnny Black (Timonium, MD/St. Paul's) netted two scores. Ryan
Cranston (West Chester, PA/B. Reed Henderson) posted a goal and three
assists, while Brian McCulloch (Annandale, VA/W.T. Woodson) and Brian
Kemper (Bel Air, MD/Bel Air) each had a goal and an assist. Adam Gift
(Centreville, VA/Westfield) and Stephen Weis (St. Louis, MO/Christian
Brothers) had a goal each, and freshman goalie Garrett Curran (Hull,
MA/Tabor Academy) made 16 saves in net.



Jordan Kilbury scored twice for Denison (9-4). Chris
Boehl, Yianni Savoulidis, Chris Chandler and Ted Douglass each had
one goal and Alex Baruch made 10 stops. Denison out shot LC 42-34,
but the big Red went 0-5 in extra-man opportunities. LC won 10 of the
games 19 face-off opportunities.



Lynchburg (13-4) advances to face Roanoke College
Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Salem, VA, with the winner advancing to the
Final Four. The Hornets defeated the Maroons 11-10 on May 1 to
capture the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title.