February 16, 2013

Vin Curran Nets Game Winner as LC Men Take Down #1 Salisbury 13-12

For immediate release – 2/16/2013 - #244
Vin Curran Nets Game Winner as LC Men Take Down #1 Salisbury 13-12

LYNCHBURG, VA – Senior midfielder Vin Curran fired the game-winning goal Saturday afternoon with 15 seconds remaining to give the ninth-ranked Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team a 13-12 victory over top-ranked Salisbury University.

The Hornets began the game strong, netting three goals in the first minute and 30 seconds. Salisbury scored at the 9:50 mark, but two more LC tallies gave the hosts a 5-1 advantage. Salisbury bounced back to post the game's next three scores to draw within one at 5-4 early in the second period. The Sea Gulls would later tie the score at six all, but senior Max Voumard scored to push LC ahead 7-6 heading into intermission.

Lynchburg again opened the half strong, scoring three more times to open a 10-6 advantage early in the third period. The team's traded goals before Salisbury rallied to score four-straight times to tie the game at 11 all at the end of the third period.

Junior midfielder Campbell Armstrong put LC up 12-11 from sophomore Jay Goldsmith, but SU tied the game at 12 with seven minutes left on a goal from Eric Kluge. Both teams had good scoring opportunities in the final minutes, but LC controlled the ball in the final two minutes. Following an LC timeout, Curran weaved to within 10 feet of the net to score his unassisted game-winner. Salisbury won the ensuing face-off, but Curran forced a turnover before the Sea Gulls could mount a scoring opportunity.

Voumard posted a game-high four goals and added an assist. Curran finished with two goals and won 12 of his 20 face-off opportunities. Senior attack Pat Ohrem had two scores, and Goldsmith had a goal and two assists. Chris Hower, Derek Sweet and Austin Stewart also scored for LC.

Kluge posted three goals and two assists for Salisbury (1-1) and Evan Hammersly had three goals and an assist. Stephen Norris also had a hat trick while Ryan Clarke, Rhett DePol and Wade Korvin each had a goal and an assist.

Salisbury out-shot LC 39-33, while the Hornets won 15 of the game's 27 face-offs. Sophomore goalie Adam Davey made 11 saves for the Hornets while Alex Taylor made six saves for Salisbury.

The Hornets travel to Franklin & Marshall College next Saturday for a non-conference game at 1 p.m.