JACKSON, Miss. – The Bridgewater College men's lacrosse team recorded its largest margin of victory ever, beating Millsaps 26-1 in Jackson, Mississippi on Tuesday.
Chris Voorhees totaled four goals and three assists, while Blake Mann had his second five-goal, six-point performance in three days.
Also recording multiple points were Taylor Phipps (2G, 2A), Ryan McHugh (1G, 3A), Jake Rose (2G, 1A), Steven Cosgrove (2G, 1A), Justin Calabrese (2G, 1A), Sean MacLeish (1G, 2A), Dillon Wells (2G), Hunter Callan (1G, 1A) and Daniel Brown (1G, 1A).
The Eagles also dominated on the faceoff dot, winning 27-of-30 overall with the help of Tyler Nieto (13-14, 5 ground balls), Nick Strider (12-13, 5 GBs) and Alec Kreger (2-3, 2 GBs).
The Bridgewater attack was ruthless, putting up 11 goals in the second quarter en route to an 18-1 halftime lead, and scoring on 26 of 29 shots on target. BC goalies actually made more saves on the day despite a 42-15 shot disparity.
Voorhees completed his hat trick less than 19 minutes into the game, pushing Bridgewater into double-digits with a 10-1 lead. The lead was double-digits as well just 68 seconds later as Phipps scored his first of the contest.
Mann scored twice in 34 seconds to make it 13-1, and would cap the 11-goal second quarter with a power play goal.
In between, Brown, Voorhees, Matthew Arndt and Bryce Garretson all tallied as well.
Phipps kicked off the third quarter scoring it make it 19-1, with Rose scoring Bridgewater's 20th of the day. MacLeish and Alex Kreger scored in the final 65 seconds of the third quarter to make it 22-1 with one period still to play.
Five different goalies- Kevin Metzger, Michael Fairley, Conor Lawson, Hunter Bagby, Alexander Bredenburg- saw time in the cage.
The 25-goal gap was the largest margin of victory in Bridgewater's five years as a varsity program, although the Eagles were one shy of their highest goalscoring output- a 27-6 win over SVU in their second-ever game back in 2013.
Bridgewater improves to 3-2 and faces a tough test in its ODAC opener on Saturday, at home vs. 2015 national finalist Lynchburg.
Eagles Rout Millsaps 26-1
Mar 07, 2017