BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater held their opponents to just two goals over the final 46 minutes of the game, as the Eagles defeated visiting Greensboro 11-5 on Wednesday.
Senior Andrew Buss made 12 saves in the cage while allowing just five goals; he also picked up six ground balls. Curtis Hughes led the defense with four caused turnovers and two ground balls, and Lucas Clark caused a turnover, totaled six ground balls and turned one of them into a late assist to Blake Mann.
Mann and Thomas Maher had two goals each, with senior Derrick Daniels leading the BC attack with two goals and three assists.
With the game tied 3-3 after one quarter, Bridgewater shut down Greensboro in the second before allowing just two goals after halftime.
The Eagles took the lead on a 6-on-3. Bridgewater attacked with a flag on the field and managed to pick up another pushing penalty and a tripping flag to send three Pride players to the sideline.
Chris Voorhees rang a shot off the crossbar but the Eagles maintained possession and freshman Sean MacLeish scored to put Bridgewater in front.
Rob Simmons put Bridgewater ahead 6-4 in the third quarter and the Eagles got another man-up advantage to go with it on a slashing call. Greensboro's Lamar Jelks won the faceoff but BC's Jeff Strickland stripped him of his stick, sending it flying out of bounds for the caused turnover. MacLeish got a shot off the power play but it was saved by Ethan Danser.
Danser was solid in the Greensboro cage, matching Buss with 12 saves on the day.
Jelks controlled 11-of-19 faceoffs and had 10 ground balls primarily on clean wins, but Bridgewater also did a good job to win numerous draws. Sam Cheplick won 3-of-6 faceoffs and Nick Strider controlled 2-of-3 late, with Clark grabbing two ground balls with each Eagle in the faceoff circle.
Bridgewater opened the game up in the fourth quarter with two goals from Daniels, and two from Maher just 30 seconds apart.
Bridgewater improves to 5-2 and will travel to Methodist on Saturday.
Men's Lax Shuts Down Greensboro in 11-5 Win
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Mar 16, 2016