March 7, 2009

No. 19 W&L Upsets No. 6 WAC in Chestertown

from press release

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- 19th-ranked Washington and Lee used a five-goal run in the first half to post a 9-3 non-conference men's lacrosse win over sixth-ranked host Washington College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Generals improved to 4-0 with the win, while the Shoremen fell to 3-1 with the loss.

The Generals scored the first two goals of the game, but the Shoremen fired in the next two to tie the score at 2-2. Seth Fishman put W&L up, 3-2, with an extra-man goal off a feed from Spence Daw with 5:50 left in the first quarter. The second quarter was all Generals as they scored four times in the final 6:50, taking a 7-2 lead into the intermission on Will Keigler's fourth goal of the half off an assist from Griffin Bealle with 1:42 on the clock. Washington and Lee held an 11-5 advantage in shots in the second quarter.

Neither team scored in the third quarter until sophomore midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) got the Shoremen back on the board with a goal off a feed from junior attackman Brendan O'Leary (Annapolis, MD/Broadneck) with 59 seconds remaining. The Generals netted the only two goals of the fourth quarter as Chris Washington scored off a Mark Wachtmeister feed with 10:08 remaining and Keigler fired in a goal off an assist from James Shanahan with 5:31 left.

Keigler finished with five goals in the game, while Wachtmeister had one goal and one assist. Fishman, Washington, and Gerard Savarese each scored one goal, while Bealle, Daw, Shanahan, and Harry St. John each tallied one assist. O'Leary had one goal and one assist for the Shoremen, while Herdegen and sophomore attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) each scored one goal. Senior midfielder Matt Moreton (Darnestown,MD/Northwest) and sophomore attackman Shane Kaski (Richmond, VA/Midlothian) each had one assist for the Shoremen.

Connor Locke made 13 saves in the win for the Generals, while senior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) tallied 20 for the Shoremen. Shanahan added game highs of five caused turnovers and six ground balls.

Washington and Lee held a 38-33 advantage in shots, a 42-30 edge in ground balls, and a 10-6 edge in face-offs.

The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 2:00 p.m. game at Hampden-Sydney.

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