Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Kyle Barna scored two of his four goals in the fourth quarter as the Pfeiffer men's lacrosse team (5-5) survived an upset bid from Greensboro (2-9) to hang on for an 8-6 victory on Saturday afternoon. The win is Pfeiffer's fourth straight victory and pulls the Falcons to .500 overall.
Cody Lamond grabbed 10 more ground balls, giving the freshman 98 for the season. Lamond sits just nine ground balls away from breaking CJ Lefebvre's single season program record of 106 which was set in 2001.
Barna's four goals give him a league-leading 31 scores on the season. Blade Garlow added two goals and an assist and Jared Nelson had one goal and two assists. Nelson paces Conference Carolinas in helpers on the season as the freshman has dished out 26 assists on the campaign.
Mike Moorehead added to his league-leading save total, tallying nine more stops to give him 138 on the year.
Greensboro grabbed a 3-2 lead with 3:04 left in the first half before the Falcons finished with a flurry. With 19 seconds left, Lamond evened the score at three. Just 12 seconds later, Barna put Pfeiffer ahead 4-3 with seven seconds left as Pfeiffer went into the break with a one goal advantage.
Barna extended the lead to 5-3 just 1:45 into the third quarter but Greensboro would score twice to close out the frame and tie the score at five.
Just 40 seconds into the fourth quarter, Barna netted the eventual game-winner on an unassisted goal. His second score provided a two-goal cushion with 5:43 to go. After Greensboro cut the lead to one, Garlow scored with 2:51 to play to seal the victory.
The red-hot Falcons will return to action on Saturday as they begin a three-game home stand. Pfeiffer will host the number two ranked team in the nation as the Limestone Saints come to Misenheimer for a 1 p.m. contest.