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Men's Lax Turns in Another Solid Performance, But Eliminated From Playoff Contention

Men's Lax Turns in Another Solid Performance, But Eliminated From Playoff Contention

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. - For the third straight time, the Bridgewater College men's lacrosse team was competitive against one of the ODAC's traditional top-four contenders, falling 15-9 at Hampden-Sydney.

Bridgewater led 5-3 at the halfway point of the second quarter, and trailed by just two goals at halftime. Earlier this week the Eagles led 6-4 midway through the second period vs. #16 Roanoke, and were also within five goals in the fourth quarter this season at defending ODAC champion Washington & Lee.

Trailing 3-2 after one period, Chris Voorhees tied the game up early in the second.

Daniel Brown scored off Blake Mann's pass, and then assisted Sean MacLeish with 8:25 left in the quarter to make it 6-4.

Mann finished with three goals and two assists, while Voorhees also had a hat trick. Making his second straight start in the cage, senior Michael Fairley totaled 13 saves.

Hampden-Sydney would charge back with eight unanswered goals, four each in the second and third quarters.

Jack Doetzer gave HSC the lead in the second and Duncan Morris scored with 38 seconds left to give the hosts an 8-6 lead at halftime.

Hunter Brown's goal with 8:33 left in the third quarter completed the eight-goal run and made it 12-6.

Bridgewater rallied with three straight from Mann (twice) and Voorhees, but HSC responded with goals at the end of the third and beginning of the fourth to pull away.

Results around the ODAC did not go Bridgewater's way, as Shenandoah scored three straight fourth quarter goals for a 9-8 comeback win vs. Randolph-Macon. A Macon victory would have given the Eagles (6-9, 2-6) a chance to play for their first conference playoff spot next Saturday vs. Shenandoah.