posted 03.20.2011 at 8-25 a.m. by Jac Coyne

Morning Jac: Diary of a Heartbreak

No. 10 Lynchburg led No. 9 Roanoke, 11-5, with 13:42 left in the game on Saturday night at Lynchburg. What transpired over the rest of the quarter will go down as one of the most heartbreaking series in this history of Hornets lacrosse.

10:52 – Goal by Roanoke's Tyler Cockey. Lynchburg, 11-6.

8:47 – Goal by Roanoke's Mike Hayden, assisted by Justin Tuma. Lynchburg, 11-7.

8:47 – Timeout Lynchburg.

7:59 – Goal by Roanoke's Noah Gibby. Lynchburg, 11-8.

7:29 – Goal by Roanoke's Noah Gibby, assisted by Trey Keeley. Lynchburg, 11-9.

6:47 – Goal by Roanoke's Richard Lachlan, assisted by Jeff Keating. Lynchburg, 11-10.

6:30 – Goal by Roanoke's Richard Lachlan, assisted by Jeff Keating. Tied, 11-11.

6:23 – Goal by Roanoke's Connor DuBois. Roanoke, 12-11.

5:45 – Goal by Roanoke's Noah Gibby, assisted by Trey Keeley. Roanoke, 13-11.

4:55 – Goal by Roanoke's Connor DuBois, assisted by Jeff Keating. Roanoke, 14-11.

4:55 – Timeout Lynchburg.

0:00 – End of game.

Lynchburg had the ODAC under its thumb for 49 minutes and eight seconds on a mild Virginia night, but over the course of 5:57 the Hornets watched any hope of an at-large bid slip from their grasp and will now likely have to travel to Salem, Va., if they want a shot at the conference's at-large berth. It was a helpless six minutes that will haunt the program for at least today, and perhaps longer.

As for Roanoke? Well, that was just mean. Their penance will be playing No. 3 Salisbury on Wednesday.

Best & Worst
Best part about today: Going to speak with Tufts head coach Mike Daly and Stevenson head man Paul Cantabene this afternoon about "The Game of the Century" on Wednesday. Might talk to Wesleyan skipper John Raba, too.

Worst part about today: The in-laws are heading into town today for my daughter's birthday. I kid, I kid! Kind of. No, no. I kid! Seriously.

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