Currier Breaks School Assist Record In 17-5 Win Over Methodist
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va-- Senior Josh Currier had five goals and four assists Wednesday night, setting the school assist record and helping the Virginia Wesleyan men's lacrosse team to a 17-5 win over Methodist University.
The Marlins started hot, scoring the first four goals of the game and holding the Monarchs scoreless in the first quarter. Junior Cory Hilliard opened up the scoring three minutes in, followed by junior Andre Brummitt scoring his first of the game with 8:42 remaining in the opening quarter. Junior Trenton Gahm put the Marlins up by three with two minutes to play in the first, before Brummitt scored his second on a man-up opportunity to end the quarter.
Chris Lombardi scored the first goal of the second quarter in what turned out to be the Monarch's only goal of the opening half. Currier answered less than 30 seconds later to give the Marlins a 5-1 lead. First-year players Tyler Conn and John Colwell each scored a goal with the man advantage before Conn scored his second of the night in the final minute of the half.
Junior Eddie Desiderio opened up the scoring in the second half, as Currier had the assist. Currier's four assists moved him past Tom Lewis '98 for the all-time Virginia Wesleyan record, which was previously set at 111.
Both Conn and Brummitt completed their respective hat-tricks in the third quarter following the Monarch's second goal, scored by Ben Click. The Marlins scored three more following Brummitt's tally, capped off by senior John Roth with just over two minutes to go in the third quarter. Ty Haith of the Monarch's scored with under 10 seconds to play in the quarter, making it 14-3 heading into the final period of play.
Currier scored two more goals in the fourth, as Desiderio added one, as the game ended 17-5 in the way of the Marlins.
Haith had two goals, as Click, Lombardi, and Aaron Ward each tallied one for Methodist (1-4) as Jackson Bingham had 15 saves on 32 shots.
Currier ended the night with five goals and four assists, tying his career high for points in a game. Brummitt had three goals, as Conn had three goals, an assist, and six ground balls on the night. Senior defenseman Ben Fletcher had five ground balls and five caused turnovers while senior Sean Galloway made eight saves on 12 shots.
Virginia Wesleyan (3-0) hosts Adrian College Saturday at 1 p.m.