LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The University of Lynchburg men’s lacrosse team is headed back to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 2017 after a 14-8 win over Stevens in the second round.
The Hornets scored seven unanswered goals in a run that spanned the second and third quarters to gain control of the game after the first quarter ended in a 2-2 tie.
“To be in that Elite Eight is kind of elite company. It’s why they call it the Elite Eight,” head coach Steve Koudelka said. “They don’t call the first round the Elite 31. We’re in special territory right now But our guys said it when we met. The best part about is we get another week together.”
Kyle Lewis assisted four goals to push his season total to 52, setting a new school and ODAC single-season record. Trammel Robinson led the Hornets with four goals while Ryan Kenney and Brett Rogers each recorded a hat trick.
“I think it’s super exciting but I obviously can’t take too much of the credit for it,” Lewis said. “We have great shooters on this team so I enjoy getting them the ball and they like scoring goals so it’s an awesome record.”
Fourth-ranked Lynchburg will play No. 9 Christopher Newport in the quarterfinals next Saturday in Salisbury, Maryland. The two teams split the season series with a win apiece.