March 5, 2011

W&L Grinds Out Win Over WAC

from press release

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team jumped out to a 5-2 lead after three quarters and held on for a 5-4 victory over Washington College on Saturday afternoon at Kibler Field.

The win snapped a three-game losing skid and improved the Generals to 2-3 overall on the season. The loss dropped Washington College to 1-1 overall.

Following a scoreless first quarter, W&L got on the board just one minute into the second period when junior attackman Sam Mott (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) scored off an assist from sophomore attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy). Means then made it 2-0 just 1:59 later when he found the net unassisted.

Washington used goals by junior attackman Tom Rixey and sophomore midfielder Patrick Coyle (man-up) to knot the score at 2-2 with 12:16 left in the third quarter, but the Generals used a three-goal run to produce a 5-2 lead with 2:42 left in the penultimate quarter. Senior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) started the surge with an unassisted goal at 10:55 and senior midfielder Drew Mancini (Hillsborough, Calif./Deerfield Academy) scored man-up off a feed from sophomore attackman Will Garrett (Purcellville, Va./Highland School) for a 4-2 lead with 4:12 left in the quarter. Garrett then fed sophomore attackman Jack Apgar (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) with 2:42 left for the Generals' final goal of the day.

The Shoremen sliced their deficit to 5-3 on a man-down tally by first-year attackman Jim Cusick off an assist by sophomore attackman Matt Lewis with 8:36 remaining in the game and sophomore attackman Glen Tompkins found rope off of a pass from senior midfielder Doug Herdegen to make it 5-4 with 5:49 to play.

Washington found itself with a two-man advantage with under five minute to play, but senior goalkeeper Jason Lumpkin (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) posted a save with 4:25 left and came up with another with 3:32 remaining to preserve the win.

For the game, the Generals held a 38-24 advantage on shots and won 7-of-11 faceoffs. Washington led in ground balls, 27-22, while W&L finished just 1-for-6 on extra-man opportunities.

Means paced the W&L offense with one goal and one assist, while Garrett had a pair of assists. Lumpkin posted 10 saves in goal for his first career win in goal.

Washington received single goals from four different players and junior Peter Stewart kept the Shoremen in the game with a career-high 17 saves in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Franklin & Marshall for a 12:00 pm game at Manhasset High School in New York.


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