W&L Advances in ODAC Tourney With a 12-6 Win Over RMC

LEXINGTON, Va. – The 18th-ranked and fourth-seeded Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team used a seven-goal run across the second, third and fourth periods to post a 12-6 victory over fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.

The game was knotted at 2-2 following the first period and W&L (11-5) began its run on an unassisted man-up goal by senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman), his 100th career goal.  Sophomore midfielder Luke Walter (Queenstown, Md./St. Andrew’s School) then scored off an assist from junior midfielder Mark Wachtmeister (Wellesley, Mass./Belmont Hill) with 1:49 left in the second period to give W&L a 4-2 lead at the break.

The run continued with four goals in the third quarter, including a pair from first-year attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy), for an 8-2 lead heading into the final period.  Keigler started the fourth quarter with another unassisted tally at the 11:05 mark and the Generals cruised to the six-goal victory.

For the game, Washington and Lee held a 52-14 advantage in shots and a 40-16 edge in ground balls.  The Generals also won 14-of-21 faceoffs and were successful on 15-of-16 clears.

Keigler led W&L with two goals and one assist to up his career scoring total to 211 points (101 G, 110 A), good for sixth on the school’s all-time list.  Means notched two goals as did first-year attackman Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor).  Wachtmeister had one goal and one assist, while first-year midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant School) chipped in a pair of assists.  Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) played the duration in goal and notched six saves.

Randolph-Macon (7-8) was paced by sophomore attackman Tyler Midwinter (Hamilton, Ont./Barton Secondary), who totaled two goals and one assist.  Sophomore midfielder Patrick Egan (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) posted two goals and senior midfielder Billy Rowe (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) contributed four assists.  Junior goalkeeper Adam Liberto (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) stopped 22 shots between the pipes.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it travels to top-seeded Roanoke College.  A game time is to be determined.

-- GENERALS --

W&L GOALS:
Will Keigler 2; Mac Means 2; Jack Switala 2; Mark Wachtmeister 1; Logan Bartlett 1; Luke Walter 1; Chris Washington 1; Joe LaSala 1; Scott Meehan 1.

W&L ASSISTS:
Luke Heinsohn 2; Spence Daw 1; Will Keigler 1; Drew Koeneman 1; Mark Wachtmeister 1.

R-MC GOALS:
Tyler Midwinter 2; Patrick Egan 2; Taylor Wicke 1; Jake Leddy 1.

R-MC ASSISTS:
Billy Rowe 4; Tyler Midwinter 1.

GOALKEEPERS:
Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 6 Saves, 6 GA
Adam Liberto (R-MC) – 60:00, 22 Saves, 12 GA