Hawks bow out against Bulldogs in League Quarterfinals

Published 8:19 am Thursday, April 28, 2022

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WILSON – The Chowan Men’s Lacrosse team saw their season come to a close here Tuesday in the Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals where the Hawks dropped a 21-12 decision against their rivals, Barton.

Eric George and Jaxon Martin recorded four goals each, while Noah Jalal added three goals. Erik Dozzi paced the offense with three assists as George, Harrison Buckman, and Sullivan Prince added one assist.

Jackson Downs produced one goal.

Alec Rodopoulos posted 17 saves.

Chowan started hot as Prince found George for the opening tally of the contest. Downs found the back of the net to put the Hawks up 2-0.

Barton answered with a pair of goals before Martin scored off an assist by Dozzi. George scored unassisted to put the Hawks up 4-2.

The Bulldogs scored three unanswered goals to lead 5-4 at the end of the first period.

George found Jalal on the extra-man to even the score before Barton scored a pair of goals to open the second period. Jalal collected another goal before the Bulldogs climbed out in front 9-6.

Chowan closed the gap before the end of the half as George scored on an assist by Buckman followed by an unassisted goal by Jalal to trim the deficit to 9-8.

Barton scored three goals to open the third period before Martin found the back of the net. Martin scored again in the frame as Dozzi collected the assist on the goals.

The Bulldogs extended their lead to 16-10 before Martin scored his single-season record 59th goal to conclude the frame.

Barton continued their second half surge with five goals to push their advantage to 21-11. George scored the final goal for the Hawks late in the frame.

Martin scored a program high 59 goals this season.

Dozzi registered a program record 34 assists this season.

George notched 54 goals on the season.

Martin and George became the second pair to register 50+ goals in a single season, joining former Hawks, Anthony Alfonso and Nick Lavoy from the 2018 campaign.

Chowan finished the season with a 6-8 overall record and their second trip to the Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals, and their first since the 2018 season.