February 25, 2012

Franc Cook Stops 17 as LC Men Defeat F&M 11-4

For immediate release – 2/25/2012 - #252
Franc Cook Stops 17 as LC Men Defeat F&M 11-4

LYNCHBURG, VA – Senior goalie Franc Cook shut down visiting Franklin & Marshall College Saturday afternoon, stopping 17 shots and assisting on a goal as the Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team defeated the Diplomats 11-4 in non-conference play.

F&M's Tristan Miller scored the game's first goal from Colin McKew two minutes in, but LC rattled off the next three goals from Pat Ohrem, Dylan Hoff and Joseph Lisicky to take a 3-1 edge. The Diplomats scored with 50 seconds left to cut the Hornet advantage to 3-2 at the end of the first period.

LC dominated the second period, as Andrew Wilfong, Hoff and Jay Goldsmith all scored and the LC defense kept F&M off the board. The Hornets took a 6-2 lead into intermission, and Thomas Rodenhouse scored one minute into the third stanza. Following an F&M tally, the Hornets scored four straight times to put the game out of reach.  

Cook's assist took place as the third period expired. After making a save, Cook fired a pass the length of the field to Goldsmith, who snared the pass and found the back of the net with one second on the clock.

Hoff scored a game-high three times and added one assist. Goldsmith had two tallies and an assist, and Wilfong scored twice. Rodenhouse had a goal and an assist.

Jordan Barr netted a goal and had an assist for Franklin & Marshall, and Andrew Setian won 10 of his 18 face-off attempts. Cameron Setian made 11 stops in net.

Lynchburg (2-1) travels to Cabrini College (PA) next Saturday at 1 p.m.