University of Lynchburg Men’s Lacrosse

Riley Mitchell playing lacrossea gainst a CNU defender
The final score between CNU and UL. Image From https://www.lynchburgsports.com/sports/mlax/2020-21/releases/20210320pn246t

Jared Hargis ~ Guest Writer

     After coming into the season ranked #12 by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), the University of Lynchburg’s men’s lacrosse team has been off to a great start this 2020-21 season. 

     The Lynchburg’s Men’s Lacrosse team have worked their way up the rankings after going on a five-game winning streak, earning themselves a #2 ranking. Their five-game winning streak was snapped in Saturday’s 10-9 overtime loss to #11 ranked Christopher-Newport. 

     In addition to the loss, Lynchburg’s ranking has dropped after Saturday’s overtime loss. Despite the loss, the Hornets have started the season red hot, winning the last five of their six games. With the pandemic continuing to impact the season, it does not seem to affect or faze the men’s lacrosse team with their early season success. 

     Although they are only six games into the season, the team has seen early success and is off to a great start. 

     Senior attacker, Kyle Lewissaid, “Overall, the beginning of the season has been great. We have been very physical defensively with a goalie who sees the ball very well. Offensively, we have many different weapons and the ability to score all over the field. I am excited to see what this team does throughout the season.” 

     Coming into the season, the Hornets had high expectations and are determined to be crowned champions. 

     Lynchburg’s junior midfielder, Tyler Kuni said, “I think our team has been the toughest team that has taken the field.We started the year with some high expectations and we came out firing in our first five games. This year we have all the pieces and the work ethic to take it to the next level”.

     You can catch the team’s rematch against Christopher-Newport this Friday, Mar. 26. Be on the lookout for the team’s upcoming games against Virginia Wesleyan and Washington Lee. 

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