March 13, 2010

Franklin & Marshall Upsets No. 8 W&L Men's Lacrosse, 7-5

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall notched four first-period goals and held on to defeat the eighth-ranked Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team, 7-5, on Saturday afternoon.

F&M (1-2) tallied three goals in the first 5:34 of the first period, including a pair of tallies by Tristan Miller to take a 3-0 lead at the 9:26 mark. W&L (6-1) got on the board at the 8:40 mark on a goal by senior midfielder Kevin Feeney (Summit, N.J./Summit) before F&M’s Justin Rayman scored an unassisted goal with 4:37 left in the opening stanza to give the Diplomats a 4-1 lead. F&M’s Sean Oliver scored off a feed from Colin McKew at the 12:49 mark of the second quarter to give F&M a 5-1 lead at the break.

Following another tally by Miller that gave F&M a 6-1 lead with 10:30 in the third quarter, W&L received scores from senior midfielders  Max Mancuso (Northport, N.Y./Northport),  Logan Bartlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) and first-year midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) to trim the F&M lead to two goals (6-4) at the 5:43 mark, but Miller scored his fourth goal of the contest to give F&M a 7-4 lead heading into the final period as the Diplomats handed the No. 8 Generals their first loss of the season.

First-year attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) added a fourth-period goal for W&L and senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) had two assists for the Generals.

Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) started in goal for the Generals and notched eight saves with seven goals allowed in 58:38 of play. Junior Jason Lumpkin (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) played the final 1:22 between the pipes and did not face a shot.

Miller led the Diplomats with four goals and Colin McKew added three assists. Chris Marcozzi started in goal for F&M and played the entire game. He came up with 11 saves while allowing five goals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan at 1:00 pm.

W&L GOALS:
Mac Means 1; Kevin Feeney 1; Cooper Brown 1; Logan Bartlett 1; Max Mancuso 1

W&L ASSISTS:
Will Keigler 2

F&M GOALS:
Tristan Miller 4; Sean Oliver 1; Justin Rayman 1; Sean Kenney 1

F&M ASSISTS:
Colin McKew 3; Jeff Ritter 1; James Wenk 1

GOALKEEPERS:
Matt Mason (W&L) – 58:38, 8 Saves, 7 GA
Jason Lumpkin (W&L) - 1:22, 0 Saves, 0 GA
Chris Marcozzi (F&M) – 60:00, 11 Saves, 5 GA