Men's Lacrosse Defeats Huntingdon 19-10

The Pride men's lacrosse team upended Huntingdon 19-10 on Saturday afternoon. The win snaps a three game skid for Greensboro.

Greensboro found the back of the net on an unassisted goal by Alexander VanderHoff for the early 1-0 lead. The Hawks responded right back with a goal, but Ryan Kissner took a feed from Scott Showalter regaining a 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Jaeger Carlyle took a pass from Kissner pushing the lead to 3-1 just 30 seconds into the second quarter. Huntingdon netted the next three goals taking their first lead of the game at 4-3. James Furlow took a pass from Brodie Ceperich knotting the score at 4-4 with 5:00 minutes remaining in the quarter.

Huntingdon regained the lead at 5-4, but Greensboro scored the four goal giving them a 9-5 advantage going into the halftime break. During the stretch Charles Stringfellow, Tamarie Sterling, Kissner, and VanderHoff found the back of the net.

The Hawks got the first goal of the third, but unassisted goals by Blaine Wise and VanderHoff kept the lead at 10-6. Huntingdon got their final goal of the quarter with six minutes to go, before Greensboro scored three unanswered to end the quarter with a 13-7 lead. Jaeger Carlyle, VanderHoff, and Showalter had goals during that stretch.

Blaine Wise scored the first of six Pride goals to open the final quarter pushing out to a commanding 19-7 margin. The Hawks tried to make a run back into the game with the final three goals but Greensboro held on for the 19-10 win.

Greensboro held a 45-31 advantage on shots, and 54-37 in groundballs. The Pride were a perfect 15-15 on clear opportunities. The Greensboro defense forced 23 turnovers on the day.

VanderHoff led the way on the day with four goals on eight shots. Carlyle was close behind with a three goals, while Showalter, Kissner, and Wise had two goals apiece. Wyatt Clay had a team high eight ground balls. Gianni Gonzalez led the way in the faceoff circle winning 13. Matt Dittemore picked up the win in the cage, making three saves.

With the win, The Pride moves to 2-6 overall on the season. Greensboro returns to action on Wednesday when they host Hampden-Sydney. The game is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.