Greensboro falls in tight game with Southern Virginia, 9-8
Greensboro, NC – After two straight wins, the Greensboro College Men’s Lacrosse team took the field again on Tuesday as they hosted USA South foe Southern Virginia University. In a game that is traditionally close year after year, today’s game lived up to the billing, as the two teams went toe-to-toe. However, the Pride would come up just a little bit short in a back-and-forth game, falling to the Knights by a final score of 9-8.
Junior Aaron Larios-Neubert (Beaverton, OR) scored two straight goals to start the game, giving Greensboro the early lead, 2-0. However, Southern Virginia had an answer and found the net three straights time to grab their first advantage of the game, 3-2. Larios-Neubert would do it again, for his third goal of the game, which tied things up. On the next possession, he found the USA South Player of the Week, Senior Austin Abourjilie (Greensboro, NC) for a score and then Larios-Neubert followed that up with another score to give the Pride a two goal lead, but the Knights would tie the game again as the half ended, 5-5.
As the teams took the field again, Southern Virginia was able to take a one goal lead, but once again, Abourjilie found the net, this time on a man-down score when he took a pass from Senior Ryan Buchanan (Havelock, NC). Four minutes later, Senior Dominic Scali (Randolph,, NJ) gave Greensboro the one goal advantage, however, after three straight Knight goals, they had to fight their way back. Sophomore William Phinizy (Graham, VA) fired one pass the goalie but the Pride were unable to score again and fell to Southern Virginia, 9-8.
Greensboro was led by Larios-Neubert who finished the game with four goals and an assist, while Abourjilie added two goals of his own. In addition, Senior Goalie Edward Rowley (Brockport, NY) turned away 10 shots.
The Pride will be back in action as they go on the road Saturday, April 8th to face Brevard College. Face-off is scheduled for 1:00pm.