LEXINGTON, Va. – With a quick turnaround from Saturday’s game, the VMI lacrosse team returns to action Tuesday for its home opener as the Seahawks of Wagner College are set to visit the Keydets at 3:30 p.m. at Drill Field No. 2.
Date/Time: Tuesday, Mar. 6 | 3:30 p.m.
Location: Lexington, Va. | Drill Field No. 2
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After scoring four goals against Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday, senior attack Wesley Sanders leads the VMI offense as the Keydets aim for their second victory of the season. Sanders leads the team with nine goals on the season as he achieved scoring four goals in a single game for the fifth time of his career Saturday. He is tied for second in the league in total goals scored this season.
Close behind in the scoring category is freshman Ryan Perouty who now has seven goals on the season after scoring one Saturday against The Mount. Freshman Jon Fant and sophomore John Daniel rank third on the team with four goals scored at this early point of the season.
John O’Donnell and Tristan Capes-Davis help the attack by leading the team with two assists apiece while Sanders, Fant and Timothy Barile each have one. Daniel also leads the team in shot attempts with 34 while Sanders is second with 27.
Defensively, junior Kyle Walsh continues to anchor the defense as he leads the team in groundballs with 17. Teammates Eric Lane and John Schmank both have nine thus far.
About the Seahawks (1-3)
Wagner is coming off a tough 9-8 loss on the road at Dartmouth a few weeks after falling to Lafayette and Monmouth. The Seahawks opened the season with an 11-5 victory over Manhattan in Staten Island.
The Seahawks are led by John Norton who has eight goals on the year and is trailed by Nick Ancona’s seven and four from both Andre Streilein and Joe Lomeli. Streilein is the key cog of the Wagner offense as he leads the team with seven assists to this point of the season. He also leads the team with 21 shot attempts.
Matt Sefcik has seen all but 10 minutes in the circle for Wagner as he has logged over 230 minutes over four games, allowing 36 goals with 49 saves facing 142 opponent shot attempts.