Sewanee Edges Hendrix to Force Rematch with Berry in SAA Tournament

Sewanee Edges Hendrix to Force Rematch with Berry in SAA Tournament


SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's lacrosse team earned a first round win in the 2018 Southern Athletic Association Men's Lacrosse Tournament with an 11-9 win over Hendrix Friday night from historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

Final Score: Sewanee (9-6) 11, Hendrix (6-11) 9
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-Hendrix opened the contest with three goals, and held the Tigers scoreless for the first 13:02. Henry Burns broke the scoring with a man-up goal with 1:58 left in the opening period.

-The visitors added an early second quarter goal to make the contest 4-1, but Sewanee responded with four unanswered goals to take a 5-4 lead at intermission.

-The Tigers won the third period with a 5-4 advantage, leading 10-8 after 45 minutes of play.

-With 10:05 left in regulation, the Warriors made a one-goal game. After a Sewanee faceoff win and a shot attempt, Hendrix turned the ball over and gave possession back to the home team. With 8:06 remaining, Jake Vaughn laced a key insurance goal to seal the match.

-Henry Burns led all scorers with five goals on six total shots.

-Jake Vaughn and Wil Friedman each scored twice for Sewanee.

-Bayard Anderson forced three turnovers, while Ryan Stubitz and Alex DiNardo scooped up seven grounders each.

-Tal Wharton (4-2) saved three shots in the second half.

-Garrett Brown scored four times, while Jack Gorman assisted on two shots.

-Reed Mershon collected five groundballs.

-Taylor Noack (5-6) saved 10 shots in full time.

The Tigers advance to the SAA Semifinals on Sunday, as they will travel to two-seed Berry.

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