“I think the coaches insisted on our spacing. … When we just did one move and ran by our guy, and they had to slide a long way, that’s where we had the most success today, ”said Lewis, who, with four assists on Sunday, became both the UL and the Old Dominion One-season athletic Conference record holder (52).
Lynchburg led by six goals, 9-3, at the half, and didn’t let Stevens come close the rest of the time, despite Stevens’ best attempts.
The Ducks beat the Hornets 45-39 on the day, but only 22 of those 45 were on goal.
“We have to gain possession of the ball, but we also have to take advantage of the shots. They’ve done it to us, and we’ve done it to the teams throughout the year, ”said Peluso,“ so it’s tough when it turns around on you.
UL goalkeeper Patrick Moore made 14 saves, including a handful in situations where Stevens forwards had Lynchburg defenders beaten.
“I played pretty well yesterday, and coming in today, I was trying to focus on the same things, the simple things… and what I’m trained for,” said Moore.
Stevens tied his lowest score of the season with eight goals on Sunday.
Much of that was because of Moore, who recorded one of his saves on Stevens ‘man opportunity with about nine minutes left in the game to dampen the Ducks’ momentum. But the keeper also received the help of a strong defense led Sunday by Jack Albright.