Lamond Breaks Ground Ball Record as Falcons Dominate Chowan

Photo - Sean Meyers
Photo - Sean Meyers

MURFREESBORO, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men's lacrosse team (3-5, 1-1 CC) exploded for 23 goals in a 23-11 victory at Chowan (0-6, 0-1) on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Cody Lamond destroyed the all-time record for most ground balls in a game, finishing with 27 on the day. Previously, the record of 17 set by Dan Ciaravino stood since 1993 but Lamond put the new mark pretty far out of reach. Lamond's outstanding day included him going 30-for-33 in faceoffs and adding three goals.

Blade Garlow had a monster day as well, registering six goals and five assists, while adding four ground balls. Jared Nelson (4g, 7a) also added 11 points on the day and Kyle Barna also netted a hat trick in the offensive explosion.

Lamond secured exactly half of his team's 54 ground balls on the day which is the third-highest total in program history.

Pfeiffer erupted for seven goals in each the second and fourth quarter on the day.

Mike Moorehead, the conference leader in saves, added seven more stops on the day before giving way to Jacob Michel in the fourth quarter.

For the game, Pfeiffer held a 54-24 advantage in ground balls and went 19-for-20 in clears. As a team, Pfeiffer won 32 of the 36 faceoffs and held a 52-28 advantage in shots.

The Falcons return to action on Wednesday night as they host Lees-McRae at 7 p.m.