Evergreen's Coach Mabry, Hayden, Geise and Ashley Win Big in Historic Fashion

Game Recap: Men's Lacrosse | 4/19/2016 10:10:00 PM |

Records Fall, History Made as CNU Men’s Lacrosse Topples Southern Virginia, 19-5, in CAC Tournament

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Combining a breathtaking offensive assault with a suffocating defensive effort, the Christopher Newport men's lacrosse team registered the program's first-ever postseason victory as CNU toppled Southern Virginia, 19-5, during the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament on a gorgeous Tuesday evening at Captains Turf Field.

Several of our Evergreen Lacrosse Travel and House League Coaches contributed to the vistory while breaking down some program records:

Coach Will Geise (Evergreen House League Coach) drove home a game-high five goals. That equaled the fifth-highest single-game performance by a Captain and bumped his season total to 54, matching the single-season record.

Coach Michael Mabry (Evergreen 2020 Elite Coach) led a vicious defensive effort that terrorized the Knights throughout the game. He started his record-setting 63rd game on Tuesday, also made his presence felt with six caused turnovers. That stands as the second-highest single-game total.
 
Rounding out the history makers, Matt Hayden (Evergreen 2020/2021 Coach) made nine saves against Southern Virginia, which elevated his season-total to 176. That equals Andy McGregor's record established during the 2013 campaign.

Coach Andrew Ashley (Evergreen House League Coach) also contributed with a goal from close range while Coach Shane Palmateer (Evergreen House League Coach) abused a midfielder with a bone-crushing hit during the game to keep the Knights in check.
 
With the victory, Christopher Newport improves to 13-4 on the season and advances to the CAC semifinals for a Saturday bout at No. 10 York (Pa.). Southern Virginia wraps up its year with a 6-10 record.

We wish our Evergreen Coaches the best of luck as they continue their postseason run!

Read the full article by CNU Sports here: http://cnusports.com/news/2016/4/19/records-fall-history-made-as-cnu-mens-lacrosse-topples-southern-virginia-19-5-in-cac-tournament.aspx