WINCHESTER, Va. – Bridgewater outscored Shenandoah 7-2 over the final 18:10 of the game, to close out the 2016 season with a 12-8 road victory.
In doing so, the Eagles set a new program mark with seven victories in their fourth season of varsity competition. Bridgewater also won multiple road conference games for the first time.
Senior Thomas Maher had a hat trick in his final game, while classmate Andrew Buss added 12 saves and two caused turnovers. Senior Curtis Hughes also had two caused turnovers.
Sophomore Blake Mann led the attack with four goals and an assist, with Chris Voorhees adding two goals and two assists. Alec Kreger was crucial for BC on faceoffs, winning 9 of 13 draws.
Bridgewater trailed 5-3 in the second half after two early Shenandoah third quarter goals, but responded quickly with Mann assisting Voorhees.
Maher tied the game at 5-all and Voorhees evened things up at 6-6, kicking off a three-goal Eagle surge that including tallies from Maher and Mann.
The Hornets hung around, with Stephen LaTona and Ryan Schott scoring less than three minutes apart to tie things up again at 8-8 with 8:10 remaining- the sixth tie of the contest.
Bridgewater would score the final four goals of the game however. Mann completed a hat trick, and Daniel Brown assisted senior Derrick Daniels to make it 10-8.
Daniels then assisted freshman Sean MacLeish, and Mann capped the scoring with his fourth of the day for the final four-goal difference.
LaTona scored four times for Shenandoah, and goalie Ben Judy made 14 saves.
In a game that only saw two penalties whistled, both sides converted on their lone man-up opportunity. Mann scored from Jeff Strickland to open the second quarter scoring; Shenandoah's Jeff Goss answered on the power play three minutes later.
Bridgewater concludes its 2016 campaign with a record of 7-9, 2-7 ODAC, while Shenandoah finishes at 4-12, 0-9.
Eagles Set New Program Mark With Seven Victories
|Bridgewater (Va.) (7-9, 2-7)||1||2||4||5||12|
|Shenandoah (4-12, 0-9)||1||2||3||2||8|
Apr 30, 2016