Ohio Wesleyan vs. Lynchburg
February 28, 2004
The Game Story:
Sophomore attacker Jarred Law (Littleton, Colo./Arapahoe) had a goal and an assist as Ohio Wesleyan broke a 7-7 tie with a 3-0 run and went on to defeat fifth-ranked Lynchburg in non-conference play on Saturday at Selby Field.

The Battling Bishops had taken a 5-2 first-quarter lead, with freshman attacker Brian McCommons (Smyrna, Del./Dover) leading the way with a goal and an assist, but Lynchburg tied the game at 6-6 late in the second quarter as senior attacker Brandon Childs (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) had 2 goals.

Law gave Ohio Wesleyan a 7-6 lead with a goal in the last minute of the first half, but the Hornets evened the game on a score by senior attacker Kevin Reinecke (Crofton, Md./Arundel) in the opening seconds of the third quarter.

Law then set up junior attacker Jason Balmer (Chester Springs, Pa./Forman School) to put the Bishops ahead to stay, then scored to make it a 9-7 game. Lynchburg closed to within 10-9 and 11-10, but the Bishops put the game away with a pair of goals by Brian McCommons in the closing minutes. Balmer, Law and Brian McCommons led the Bishops with 3 goals apiece.

Reinecke had 5 goals and an assist for Lynchburg and Childs added 3 goals and an assist. Junior Paul McCommons (Smyrna, Del./Dover) had 14 saves in the Bishop goal. Lynchburg senior Nick Braun (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill) had 8 saves in the Tiger goal.