Lynchburg vs. Washington And Lee
April 26, 2003
The Game Story:
LYNCHBURG, VA - Junior Kevin Reinecke (Crofton, MD/Arundel) scored with nine seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give the Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team a 6-5 win over Washington & Lee University in the ODAC Tournament's Championship Game. The win gives the Hornets their first conference title and secures the program's first NCAA Tournament berth since 1999.

The Generals' Matt Fink (Wilmington, DE/Tatnall) scored with 12:47 left in regulation to put W&L ahead 5-4. Joe Matta (Bel Air, MD/Bel Air) answered back at 7:15 from Paul Venturella (Millersville, MD/Old Mill) to knot the score. LC had four scoring opportunities in the final minute of regulation with an extra-man advantage, but couldn't convert. After a Hornet shot struck the crossbar with 2:30 left in the first overtime period, Venturella fed Reinecke the game-winner as the game clock wound under 10 seconds.

Reinecke finished with three goals for Lynchburg (12-4) and Billy McCulloch (Annandale, VA/W.T. Woodson) added two scores. Joe Matta (Bel Air, MD/Bel Air) tallied the Hornets' other goal while Brandon Childs (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's) and Andy Sinclair (Maitland, FL/Winter Park) contributed assists. Net minder Nick Braun (Midlothian, VA/Clover Hill) made six stops.

Fink and Dustin Martin (Manlius, NY/Fayetteville-Manlius) each had two scores for W&L (9-4). Rob Brown (Wilton, CT/Wilton) had a goal while Gavin Molinelli (Northport, NY/Northport) added an assist. Ansel Sanders (Weems, VA/Woodberry Forest) made 15 saves. LC outshot the Generals 42-22

Lynchburg now must wait until next weekend until the NCAA Division III Tournament brackets are announced, as will the Generals, in hope for an at-large bid.