March 19, 2014

EAGLES EDGE MAJORS

JACKSON, MS- Hunter Stevison scored five times on Wednesday and Simon Sherman added four, but the Benedictine (IL) Eagles won a back-and-forth affair 12-10 at Harper Davis Field. 

The Eagles took a 3-0 lead after the first quarter, as they grabbed the early momentum. Chris Hood made five saves in the first quarter as the Majors were outshot 12-5 in the opening quarter. 

The momentum quickly shifted in the second.Hunter Stevison scored twice, including once with the man advantage as the Majors rallied with three straight goals to knot the game at three. A wild final four minutes ensued, that saw five goals scored. The Majors withstood a two goal in seven second barrage from the Eagles to score the final two goals of the half to trail 6-5 at the intermission. 

After an early goal from the Eagles, the Majors stormed back with three of their own to take the lead midway through the third quarter. Simon Sherman, Ryan McKay and Stevison all scored as Millsaps took an 8-7 lead. The Eagles would score late as the teams went to the fourth tied at 8. 

In the fourth, the Eagles scored three times in a 55 second span midway through the quarter. Stevison would score twice more, including once off a deflection to round out the scoring as the Majors fell to 4-6. 

The stats across the board were almost dead even, as evidence by the back-and-forth nature of the contest. Each team fired off 42 shots with Benedictine owning a 25-21 shots on goal edge. Each team committed 25 turnovers, causing 20 of them. 

The Majors schedule now turns to conference play. Millsaps heads to Conway, Arkansas on Saturday to take on the Hendrix Warriors. Face-off is set for 3pm.