The University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse team fell to sixteenth-ranked Christopher Newport University, 14-7, in the CAC Quarterfinals in Newport News, Va. The Eagles finish their season 7-10.
In the first quarter, UMW got up 1-0 on a score from Cole Hogan assisted by Shane McKenzie with 9:01 to play. CNU then scored three straight to end the quarter and take a 3-1 lead into the second quarter.
The Captains added a tally early in the second quarter to up their lead to 4-1. From there, UMW tallied the last two goals of the quarter to get within one, 4-3. Hogan added his second of the day with 4:12 to play, and then Chris White scored with just 25 seconds left on an assist from Ben Byrne.
CNU scored the first three goals of the third quarter to take a 7-3 lead with 11:09 to play. Robert Tata put an end to that run as he scored on a White assist with 9:21 remaining. The Captains scored the last goal of the quarter with 3:07 remaining and took an 8-4 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, the Eagles made a run as they scored two straight goals to get within two, 8-6. White scored on a Byrne assist and then Hogan scored unassisted with 13:48 remaining in the game. CNU added two goals to up their lead to 10-6. White then scored for the Eagles on an assist from McKenzie with 8:30 left. From there, the Captains scored four unanswered and held on to win 14-7.