Buena Vista, VA - For the final time this season the Hollins lacrosse team took the field when they traveled to Buena Vista to face Southern Virginia on Wednesday night.
The Knights struck quickly when Miklain Hardy netted two goals in the opening minutes of play. In a first half that would see Southern Virginia take 22 shots and cause 17 Hollins turnovers, the Knights would dominate play and take a big lead. Hollins would see their deficit grow to 10-0 before their offense began to find some room in front of their opponents net. Mara Smith scored an unassisted goal with just less than 8:00 remaining in the first half and three minutes later Hollins would add a second goal. Madi Szurley converted a free position attempt to make the score 10-2. The Knights would add one more tally to take a nine goal advantage into the break. The second frame would see Southern Virginia control most of the action thanks in a big part to a 7-1 edge in the draw circle. As the horn sounded for the last time this season, Hollins found themselves on the short end of an 18-2 score.
Smith and Szurley would finish the season in a tie for team lead in goals scored. Delaney Waller recorded nine saves, giving the sophomore 110 on the season. Carsen Helms picked up five ground balls while securing three draw controls and causing a turnover with Logan Landfried grabbing four ground balls.
Hardy's two scores led a balanced Southern Virginia attack that saw 17 different players find the back of the net. Lauren Thatcher and Megan Barfuss combined to have seven of the Knight's nine helpers while Jessica Jaster made three saves in picking up the win in goal.