In a game that saw plenty of runs, penalties, and even a little snow, #7 Lynchburg was up 11-7 when a flurry of penalty calls gave #1 Salisbury the opportunity they needed to make a come back. Salisbury’s man up was deadly in the latter quarters. After the Gulls tied up an exciting game at 11, Campbell Armstrong of Lynchburg scored to put the home team back up by 1 with only minutes remaining. The goal was an absolute blast from the lefty on a man up opportunity.
Minutes later, Salisbury again knotted the score, this time at 12 goals apiece, on a delayed flag situation. The game’s intensity ratcheted up another level and both teams had possessions and chances. Lynchburg goalie Adam Davey made two big saves on SU’s second to last possession. With 90 seconds left, the Hornets got the ball back and with the game tied, they held the ball and worked against the solid Gull defense to try to create.
With only 15 seconds left in the game, Lynchburg middie Vin Curran beat Ryan Clarke 1-on-1, moved to the middle, somehow split a double team, and bounced one high for his fifth goal of the day, and a 13-12 Lynchburg lead.
SU won the ensuing face off and got the ball in the stick of Clarke, but Lynchburg’s defense was able to snuff out any real shot on goal, and secured their first win over Salisbury in over at least a decade.