(GREENSBORO, NC) – Hampden-Sydney scored ten straight second half goals to overcome a 7-5 deficit and beat The Pride men’s lacrosse team 16-8. The Pride were looking to win their third straight game and move above the .500 mark after dropping a string of one score defeats.
After finishing the first period tied at 3-3, Greensboro made its move in the second, with goals by Bill Blakely and Max Aiken, to take a 5-3 lead. Following a Tiger score, Jaeger Carlyle found the net with four seconds remaining in the half to give The Pride a 6-4 advantage at the break.
Both teams scored early in the second, with Blakely beating the keeper to make the score 7-5 with 10:41 on the clock. Hampden-Sydney took control from there, scoring the remaining seven goals of the frame to hold a 12-7 lead heading into the final period. The Tigers extended the margin to 15-7 before Scott Showalter tacked on the final goal of the day for Greensboro.
The Pride fired 32 total shots, picked 28 groundballs and won 13-26 face off attempts. Greensboro converted 17-24 clears and forced Hampden-Sydney into 16 turnovers in the loss.
Blakely led The Pride with three goals, while Aiken contributed two goals. Mitchell Kanowicz took the loss, making seven saves in 50:11 of action. Bill Baker finished out the remainder of the game.
Greensboro is now 5-6 on the season. The Pride will hit the road on Saturday to take on St. Vincent. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.