|LYNCHBURG, VA - Senior attack Brandon Childs (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's)
scored in the final two minutes of the game to give the tenth-ranked
Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team a 12-11 win over #11 Whittier
College (CA) Saturday in non-conference play.
The Hornets appeared in control of the game as they extended
their 7-2 halftime lead to 10-2 after posting the first three scores of
the third period. The Poets scored five times over the last 5:23 of the
third quarter to trail just 10-7. Whittier would complete the comeback
with a tally by Russell Der to tie the match up at 10 all, and Ryder
Bateman gave the Poets their first lead of the game with an unassisted
goal with 4:41 left. Senior attack Kevin Reinecke (Crofton, MD/Arundel)
answered back 33 seconds later with an unassisted goal and Brian
McCulloch (Annandale, VA/W.T. Woodson) found Childs for the game winner
at 1:49 of the fourth quarter.
Reinecke scored three goals, while Billy McCulloch
(Annandale, VA/W.T. Woodson) had two goals and an assist. Charlie Enman
(Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) scored twice and Ryan Quick
(Charlottesville, VA/Albemarle) and Brian Kemper (Bel Air, MD/Bel Air)
each had a goal and an assist. Nick Braun (Midlothian, VA/Clover Hill)
made nine stops.
Bateman led Whittier (3-2) with three goals, while Dax
Harrison posted two. Billy Schultz recorded two assists. Lynchburg held
an advantage of just one in the shot (31-30), ground-ball (53-52) and
face-off (14 of 27) categories.