|The University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse team opened the season with a 5-2 loss to 16th ranked Hampden-Sydney College on Saturday at the Battleground. Freshman goalkeeper Ryan Kleman turned in a stellar effort in his first collegiate start, registering 16 saves to spearhead a solid defensive effort.|
The Eagles netted the first goal of the game, as junior Charlie White scored unassisted at 13:48 of the first quarter. The Tigers tied the score after one period, and added two in the second, including a goal with one second remaining before the half. After a third period goal advanced the lead to 4-1, Brent Fisk tallied UMW's second goal, with 13:54 left in the game. Hampden-Sydney scored with 8:35 to play to cap the scoring.
The Tigers outshot the Eagles, 25-17, and picked up 36 ground balls to 30 for UMW. Kleman had 16 saves for the Eagles, while HSC goalie Phil Hage had seven saves.
The Eagles will be in action again on March 1, when they host Neumann College at 1:00 p.m.