The University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse team was defeated at Christopher Newport University, 8-5, on Wednesday night in Newport News, Va. UMW slips to 7-6 overall, and 3-2 in the CAC.
CNU got on the board just 54 seconds into the game as they converted on a man-up opportunity and then added a second goal with 12:02 left in the first quarter. Cole Hogan scored the Eagles first goal on a Shane McKenzie assist with 8:50 to play to bring the Eagles within one, 2-1. Owen Dingman scored his first goal of the game with three minutes left to tie the game at 2-2. CNU tallied a third goal in the quarter with 2:53 left and they took a 3-2 lead into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, the Captains scored two in a row to take a 5-2 lead with 12:40 left. Dingman scored the lone goal in the quarter for the Eagles on an assist from McKenzie with 6:04 remaining. Both teams were shutout for the rest of the quarter and CNU took a 5-3 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, both teams were held to one goal a piece as the defenses played very well. With 6:04 to play the Captains scored to go up 6-3. Chase Kapuscienski then put the Eagles down two, 6-4, with just 56 seconds left in the quarter.
The Captains struck first in the fourth quarter as they scored after a failed clear by UMW with 9:01 to play. Conor Healy got the Eagles on the board on another assist from McKenzie with 6:57 remaining and that brought the score to 7-5. CNU scored their eighth goal with 4:31 left and that would do it in scoring as the Captains held on to win 8-5.
UMW will be back in action on Saturday as they will host Salisbury at 1 p.m.