The HRV lacrosse team lost a hard-fought contest 11-10 to Summit in a drencher of a season opener Wednesday.
The Eagles were down 4-0 barely two minutes into the game, including a goal just five seconds after the opening faceoff.
HRV trailed the entire way until a Brendan Kerr goal tied it at 9-9 with 2:32 to play in the third quarter.
However, Summit responded with two goals to open the fourth. Ian Hunt got the Eagles within a goal with four minutes to go, but HRV could not force another tie.
The Eagles had possession after calling a timeout with 20 seconds left but the Summit defense prevented them from getting a good look at the goal before time ran out.
After falling behind four goals early, the Eagles had to chip away to get back in the game.
They returned the favor from the opening faceoff goal when Andrew Thompson scored immediately after the second half faceoff to trim the gap to three goals at 7-4. The Eagles came up with four unanswered goals later in the quarter to force the tie, with Thompson, Hunt, Miles Mayer and Kerr all finding the net in a span of 1:15 and set up a wet and wild final quarter.
Kerr led the Eagles with four goals, while Mayer, Hunt and Thompson scored two each.