GREENSBORO. NC — The Greensboro College men’s lacrosse team hosted Hampden-Sydney College on Wednesday afternoon on Pride Field. The Pride fell by a 9-5 decision.
Greensboro got on the board just 1:04 into the opening period when Jaegar Carlyle found the back of the net off a feed from Brodie Ceperich putting the Pride up 1-0. Just over a minute later, the Tigers were able to tie the game at 1-1 before back to back goals by Denis Radcliffe and Ryan Kissner put Greensboro up by a 3-1 count. Sydney was able add one more goal in the quarter pulling to within one goal at 3-2, but Brodie Ceperich put Greensboro up 4-2 heading into the second period.
In the second period, the Tigers tallied the only goal to send the game into the intermission tied at 4-4.
Greensboro opened up the scoring in the third quarter when Alexander Vander Hof took a feed from Ryan Kissner to put the up for the final time at 5-4. Once Greensboro retook the one goal lead, Sydney was able to score the game’s final five goals en route to the 9-5 victory.
The Pride was able to out shoot the Tigers on the day 34-30, and claimed 13 of 18 face-offs on the day. Ryan Kissner, Denis Radcliffe, Jaegar Carlyle, Alexander Vander Hof, and Brodie Ceperich each tallied one goal each in the contest. Wyatt Clay collected a team and game high 12 ground balls while causing four Tiger turnovers.
Matt Dittemore took the loss in the net for Greensboro despite a strong effort in goal. Dittemore was to stop 14 of the Sydney 23 shots on goal.
With the loss, the Pride’s overall record falls to 2-6 on the season. The Pride men’s lacrosse team will return to action on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM when they welcome the Lions of Piedmont College to Greensboro College. Prior to the game, the Pride will recognize their 2014 senior class.