BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater Eagles men's lacrosse team couldn't overcome a four-goal second quarter from visiting Marywood as the Eagles fell by an 11-3 tally in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at the Jopson Athletic Complex.
Marywood, a program once started by Bridgewater's third-year head coach Mic Grant, got on the board first in the opening stanza when Derek Schmidt got on the scoreboard with 13:05 to play in the first to build a 1-0 Pacers lead.
Following the Marywood goal, the Eagles evened the contest up at a goal each following a penalty on the Pacers. Freshman Chris Voorhees tallied a man-up goal with 12:28 to play to knot the game up at a 1-1 tally.
Schmidt answered with his second tally of the game before Cody Bachman took a Schmidt pass and found the back of the net to extend the Marywood lead to 3-1.
Bridgewater got back on the scoreboard with 6:43 left in the first when Thomas Maher beat the Pacers goalkeeper to trim the deficit to 3-2.
The Pacers pushed their lead back to two goals with 63 ticks to play in the first when Brandon Terlizzi netted his first goal of the afternoon to take a 4-2 advantage after 15 minutes of play.
Marywood tallied four goals in the second quarter to take an 8-2 lead into the intermission. Junior Sam Trill got in on the scoring just 24 ticks into the second quarter before Terlizzi netted his second goal of the afternoon to push the Pacers lead to 6-2. The Pacers got goals from Dylan Swope and Trill over the final three minutes of the opening half to take a six-goal advantage into the locker room.
After 30 minutes of play, the Pacers owned an 11-10 edge in shots despite Bridgewater forcing 13 turnovers in the opening half of play.
Out of the halftime break, neither offense could find a rhythm until the Eagles got back on the scoreboard with just under six minutes to play in the third. Voorhees netted his second goal of the afternoon to cut the deficit to 8-3.
Marywood tallied the final goal of the third when Scott Slater got on the board off of goal from a Trill pass with 30 ticks to play in the third to send the Pacers to the fourth quarter with a 9-3 lead.
The Pacers played keep away for the majority of the fourth stanza and tallied two goals to finalize the scoring en route to an 11-3 victory. Swope and Trill each tallied goals in the fourth to send the Pacers home with an eight-goal win.
Bridgewater was led by Voorhees' two-goal outing. The freshman registered his first career goals on four shots. Maher added a goal on seven shots while Rob Simmons added six shots in the loss.
Defensively, Lucas Clark led the Eagles with three caused turnovers and seven ground balls on the afternoon. Clark's seven ground balls helped lead the Eagles to a 40-35 advantage in the ground balls department.
Sophomore goaltender Andrew Buss recorded a game-high 13 saves for the Eagles.
Marywood was led on the offensive end by the efforts of Trill. Trill tallied three goals on six shots, while Schmidt added a pair of goals on nine shots as the Pacers owned a 41-35 advantage in shots.
On the defensive end, Ryan Nowell and Schmidt each posted a pair of caused turnovers. Michael Squillante added a game-high 10 ground balls for the Pacers.
Pacers netminder Joe Magargal picked up his second win of the season after recording 15 saves on the day.
Bridgewater is back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Southern Virginia. Opening faceoff against the Knights is set for 4 p.m.