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AREA ROUNDUP: SRSC to host Lacrosse event

Thursday, April 3, 2014


The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) will host the Pomerstone Classic Women’s Lacrosse Tournament this weekend.

Oakland University and James Madison University will play at 8 a.m. Friday. The tournament will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the last games starting at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, the first games will start at 8 a.m., and the final games will be held at noon. The event is put on by the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Lacrosse League (MAWLL).

Schools participating will be Appalachian State, Army, Boston College, Duke University, East Carolina University, Elon University, James Madison University, Loyola, Maryland, North Carolina University, Oakland University, Salisbury, Southern Methodist, Villanova, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.

“This event is huge for our facility and area and brings in teams from all over the country and showcases our complex and area. We are thrilled to play host to this event again,” Billy Russo, director of operations for the SRSC, said in a release.




Tunstall 4,

Patrick County 1

Tunstall improved to 2-1 overall on the season with a victory over visiting Patrick County on Tuesday.

After scoring just two goals in splitting their first two games this season, the Trojans’ offense came to life in the victory.

Bryson Fields got Tunstall on the board with a 25-foot shot following a short pass from Jake Searcy with 16 minutes remaining in the first half.

With just under six minutes remaining in the half, Austin Canavan crossed to Searcy, who caught the left net from 12 feet out.

The Cougars logged their lone goal early in the second half when Andrew Bentacourt ran through a loose fifty-fifty ball, fired to the far post and got a bounce off the right upright.

Josh Fowlkes made it 3-1 when his header off Searcy’s long free kick caught the lower part of the crossbar with just under five minutes remaining. Searcy completed the scoring when he took Chase Hawkins’ short pass to the middle and quickly fired before the defenders could close.

Jonathan West finished with six goalie saves and three defensive stops. The defensive line was led by Bryson Fields with nine tackles and clears, Kyle Davis with eight and Grayson Cooke with seven. At midfield, Jordan Sollenberger and Hunter Sollenberger added five each.



Tunstall 2,

Patrick County 0

The Patrick County girls lost to Tunstall on Tuesday.

Ali Wiles and Anna Wright scored for the Trojans. Meredith Ratliff recorded seven saves in goal for Patrick County.


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