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Hawthorne Scores 100th Career Goal as Men's Lacrosse Defeats No. 19 Lynchburg, 8-7

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – With the first goal of the game, Carter Hawthorne reached the 100-goal milestone as the seventh-ranked Wesleyan men's lacrosse team edged No. 19 Lynchburg, 8-7, in the Mustang Classic hosted by Stevenson.

Hawthorne led the team with three points (2g, 1a) and Ronan Jacoby added two goals as the Cardinals improved to 5-1 overall. The Hornets were led by Colin Dean, who registered a game-high five points (3g, 2a), as they fell to 4-4 on the year.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hawthorne scored the lone goal of the first quarter as he put Wesleyan ahead 1-0 at the 9:23 mark, unassisted.
  • The second quarter featured a total of five goals as the teams exchanged goals.
  • Colin Uyeki scored at the 10:44 mark to extend the lead to 2-0. After some back-and-forth action, Trammel Robinson found the back of the net with 1:00 remaining in the half to cut the deficit to one, 3-2. However, a goal by Jacoby with :08 on the clock gave Wesleyan a 4-2 halftime lead.
  • It took just 59 seconds for the Cardinals to score in the third quarter as Corey Aviles put Wesleyan ahead by three, 5-2.
  • The Hornets would respond with a 3-0 run capped off by a score from Dean at the 9:12 mark to even the score at 5-5.
  • Less than two minutes later, Jake Sexton put the Cardinals back on top with an unassisted score, and Wesleyan would eventually lead 6-5 entering the fourth.
  • After some more back-and-forth action, Dean tied the game at 8-8 with 4:58 remaining.
  • Hawthorne eventually scored the game-winner with 2:05 on the clock as the Cardinals won by one.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Zach Zavalick was 10-15 on faceoffs and pulled in a game-high eight ground balls. Colin Malarchuk led Wesleyan's defense with two caused turnovers and goalie Otto Bohan made 10 saves.
  • Kevin Rogers joined Dean in double-digit scoring as he totaled two goals and one assist for Lynchburg. Seamus McDonald and Craig Koester each tallied five ground balls, and Patrick Cornelius made six stops in net.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan is back in action on Friday, March 22 for a neutral site contest in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. against SUNY Cortland. The game time is to be determined.