Defensive pressure and a strong offensive performance pushes Sewanee past Trine

Defensive pressure and a strong offensive performance pushes Sewanee past Trine

SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 7, 2014) – A season-high 68 shots helped the Sewanee men's lacrosse team to a 14-3 win over visiting Trine late Friday afternoon at Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.

The Tigers quickly jumped out front behind first period goals from Matthew Stiefel, George Bukawyn, Davis Brown, and Cotter Brown.

Down 6-0 to start the second, the Thunder finally got on the board with a pair of goals. Chris Ward and George Youpel fired in shots to close Trine's deficit to 6-2 at halftime.

Out of the locker room, the Tigers stayed on the attack. Sewanee took 22 shots in the third period, which led to goals by Hayden Byrd, Brown, and Stiefel.

The lone score by Trine in the third, came off a face-off by Rob Brzeninski.

Sewanee would close out its offense with 15 more shot attempts in the fourth and goals by Jess Hilb and Reed Daniel.

Along with the impressive offense, the Tigers also finished with 49 groundballs.

Individually, Stiefel led the attack with four goals on 10 shots. Additionally, Byrd and Davis Brown each pitched in three goals while Cotter Brown added a score and two assists.

In goal, senior Tommy Healy earned his third win this season after making four saves. Browning Altizer also played 15 minutes as a keeper. Altizer finished with two saves in the fourth period.

Sewanee will close out its early season homestand with a 7:00 p.m. match against Wooster, Wednesday.

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