March 11, 2009

No. 12 WAC Handles Hampden-Sydney

from staff reports

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. - Senior midfielder Matt Moreton (Darnestown, MD/Northwest) scored four goals and assisted on two others to lead 12th-ranked Washington College past host Hampden-Sydney, 11-7, in a non-conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon. The Shoremen improved to 4-1 with the win, while the Tigers fell to 2-3 with the loss.

Hampden-Sydney held a 5-3 lead in the second quarter before the Shoremen ran off four unanswered goals before halftime to take a 6-5 lead on a goal by Moreton with 4:24 remaining in the second quarter and a 7-5 advantage on another Moreton goal with 35 seconds on the clock.

The Shoremen extended the lead to 8-5 when Moreton found junior attackman Brendan O'Leary (Annapolis, MD/Broadneck) for a goal with 8:35 left in the third quarter. Junior defenseman Thom Cecere (Edgewater, MD/St. Mary's) gave the Shoremen a 9-5 lead with 5:30 to play in the third with his first collegiate goal.

Sophomore attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) opened the fourth-quarter scoring off a rebound with 12:29 remaining the game to run the lead to 10-5. The Tigers finally got back on the scoreboard when Carter Mavromatis scored with 9:30 to play. Washington answered with a goal by senior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) with 7:44 left to make it 11-6. Kenny Mathison scored for the Tigers with 4:35 left to provide the final margin.

Perlow and O'Leary finished with two goals each to join Moreton as multiple-goal scorers for the Shoremen. Kielek added a goal and two assists, while Cecere and sophomore attackman Shane Kaski (Richmond, VA/Midlothian) each tallied one goal and freshman attackman/midfielder Tom Rixey (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) had one assist.

Mavromatis, Mathison, and Micah Keller scored two goals each for the Tigers; Mavromatis also tallied one assist. Kyle Jett added one goal and one assist, while Doug Carpenter notched two assists and Andrew Mahoney had one.

Senior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made 13 saves in the win for Washington, while Hampden-Sydney goalkeeper Mark Bagby made 10 saves in the loss for the Tigers.

Washington held a 41-36 advantage in shots in the game and won 12 of the game's 20 face-offs on the strength of 11-of-17 performance by senior midfielder Thayer Damm (Huntingdon Valley, PA/LaSalle).

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