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Daniels Becomes First 100-Point Scorer on Senior Day

Daniels Becomes First 100-Point Scorer on Senior Day

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Derrick Daniels became the first Bridgewater men's lacrosse player to reach the 100-point mark and the Eagles celebrated their first senior class, in an 18-6 loss to Hampden-Sydney at Jopson Field.

Daniels recorded his 100th point with 6:34 left in the second quarter, finding a wide open Blake Mann to make it 8-3 Sydney.

It was Senior Day for the Eagles' first full class, a group of 13 student-athletes that helped start the program four years ago- Daniels, Andrew Buss, Tylden Mosby, Jason Gerst, Kevin Ashcraft, Curtis Hughes, Rob Simmons, Billy Lentz, Thomas Maher, Sam Cheplick, Paul Miniaci, Lucas Clark and Landon Elmore.

Faceoff specialist Jared Arntzen helped the Tigers take a 2-0 lead in the opening 60 seconds. He won the first faceoff clean and scored six seconds into the contest, then won the next draw, leading to a Jake Koferi goal.

Daniel Brown had a hand in the first two Bridgewater goals of the day. He had a pass partially deflected but still earned an assist as Maher caught it and scored, midway through the first quarter. Brown then shouldered through his defender and ripped a shot in to make it 5-2 Hampden-Sydney with 1:29 left in the first.

The Eagles had momentum at that point but couldn't capitalize. An illegal screen right the end of the first quarter allowed the Tigers to counterattack and score with seven seconds left on the clock. Bridgewater had a promising odd-man rush early in the second but Sean MacLeish's pass was too much for Mann to handle at the left post.

The Eagle started the second half with 14 seconds leftover on a penalty and Jeff Strickland scored man-up from Brown with 14:51 on the clock. Bridgewater got another man-up opportunity soon after but Chris Voorhees' shot was saved up high by Mitch Renfrow.

Renfrow made a good save on MacLeish later in the third quarter but Voorhees picked up the ground ball and scored to make it 12-5 in favor of the visitors.

Bridgewater went offsides on a third quarter clear while Buss was carrying the ball 20 yards out from goal. Ian Levin had a wide open cage but Buss managed to catch the shot in his netting while sprinting back to cover.

Jake Truman picked up the opening faceoff ground ball in the fourth quarter and put a nice spin move on his man to break free, but HSC backup goalie Grant Osterlund made a good save.

Ashcraft nearly scored in the final minute of the contest, with Osterlund making a great stop to deny him after he broke free all alone up the middle.

Bridgewater is 6-9, 1-7 ODAC and will end its season at Shenandoah next Saturday with a chance to set a new program mark of seven victories. Hampden-Sydney improves to 11-5, 6-2.