LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) notched a career-high eight points on two goals and six assists, but it was not enough as the 17th-ranked Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team fell to 12th-ranked Lynchburg College, 13-10, on Saturday evening at Shellenberger Field.
The Generals (10-5, 4-3) opened the scoring just 1:09 into the game as senior midfielder Logan Bartlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) scored off a feed from Keigler. However, the Hornets responded with six-straight goals, including a pair by first-year attackman Pat Ohrem, for a 6-1 lead with 7:38 left in the second quarter.
W&L retaliated with a pair of man-up goals by Bartlett off Keigler feeds to slice it to a 6-3 game with 13:14 left in the third period, but LC used two-straight tallies to push back to an 8-3 lead with 8:45 left in the penultimate quarter.
The Hornets surged to an 11-5 advantage with 10:23 left in the game, but W&L ripped off four consecutive goals, including a pair by Keigler, to cut it to an 11-9 game with 4:21 remaining. However, Ohrem found rope again with 2:45 left for a 12-9 lead and the two teams traded goals in the final 43 seconds for the final margin.
Keigler’s performance paced the Generals’ offense, while Bartlett tied a career-high with four goals. Junior attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) and junior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) each totaled one goal and one assist. Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) played all 60 minutes in goal and recorded seven saves.
Ohrem paced LC with three goals and three assists, while sophomore attackman Dylan Hoff notched four goals and one helper. Sophomore midfielder Ben Sauer chipped in two goals and two assists, while sophomore Franc Cook played all 60 minutes between the pipes and notched 10 saves.
Washington and Lee will be the fourth seed for the ODAC Tournament and will host fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon on Wednesday at Wilson Field. A time for the game is to be announced.
Logan Bartlett 4; Will Keigler 2; Drew Koeneman 1; Spence Daw 1; Max Mancuso 1; Mark Wachtmeister 1.
Will Keigler 6; Spence Daw 1; Drew Koeneman 1.
Dylan Hoff 4; Pat Ohrem 3; Ben Sauer 2; Aaron Khouri 1; Ethan Farrell 1; Austin Jeter 1; Derek Sweet 1.
Pat Ohrem 3; Ben Sauer 2; Eddie Bilinkas 1; Dylan Hoff 1.
Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 7 Saves, 13 GA
Franc Cook (LC) – 60:00, 10 Saves, 10 GA
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