Currier sets ODAC record in quarterfinal loss at Lynchburg
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Josh Currier is the all-time leading points scorer in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) history.
The standout sophomore from Peterborough, Ontario (Holy Name-Hill Academy) scored two goals and two assists in quarterfinal competition at Lynchburg College on Tuesday to increase his season point total to 100. That breaks the former ODAC record of 96 points set by Guilfrd College's Dave Brown in 1992.
His scoring effort set a record, but No. 10 ranked Lynchburg posted a win. Balanced scoring carried the host Hornets to a 22-7 decision and moves Lynchburg into a semifinal round against Washington and Lee University on May 3.
Virginia Wesleyan (9-7) stayed with the Hornets (14-4) throughout the first 20 minutes and pulled within a 4-3 score when rookie Cory Hilliard (Butler, Pa./Butler) scored off an assist from Nick Pappas (Edgewater, Md./South River) with 11:11 remaining in the second quarter. But, Lynchburg created space by reeling off eight straight goals, including three by Campbell Armstrong (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley), through the second and third quarters.
The Marlins stopped the surge when Pappas scored with 7:25 remaining in the third quarter.
In addition to Currier's scoring, junior Mike Moran (Woolwich, N.J./Kingsway Regional) recorded a pair of goals for the Marlins, increasing his season goal total to a career-high 37. Senior James Alvarez (Fairfax/Robinson) also scored a goal for VWC and Pappas finished with a goal and two assists.
Lynchburg was led by Dane Angell (Raleigh, N.C./Needham Broughton) with five goals, followed by Austin Stewart (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola Blakefield) and Campbell with three each.
Virginia Wesleyan utilized three goalies throughout the game. Ryan Sullivan (Owings, Md./Northern) recorded nearly 32 minutes in front of the net and produced five saves. Rory Kinnegan (Lowell, Mass./Lowell) and Sean Galloway (Shady Side, Md./Southern) recorded three saves each.
Andrew Fawkes (Sterling/Dominion) recorded nine saves for Lynchburg in 46+ minutes in goal.