March 6, 2010

W&L Men's Lax Marches Past Washington College, 9-5

LEXINGTON, Va. – The 10th-ranked Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team used a six-goal run over the second and third quarters to produce a 9-5 victory over Washington College on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (5-0) jumped out to a 1-0 lead following the first quarter on a goal by senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) off an assist from junior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo/MICDS) at the 3:28 mark. The lead increased to 2-0 on an unassisted tally by Koeneman just 54 seconds into the second period, but the Shoremen (2-1) responded with an unassisted goal by senior attackman Brendan O’Leary (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) at the 9:14 mark to make it 2-1.

W&L then began its game-deciding run at the 6:46 mark as junior midfielder Mark Wachtmeister (Wellesley, Mass./Belmont Hill) scored unassisted. Koneneman scored at 3:26 and senior midfielder Max Mancuso (Northport, N.Y./Northport) found rope at 2:37 as the Generals entered the half with a 6-1 lead.

First-year attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) scored off a feed from sophomore attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) just 24 seconds into the third quarter and senior midfielder Logan Bartlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) scored off an assist from first-year midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) just 33 seconds later to give W&L an 8-1 lead with 14:03 left in the third quarter.

Washington then reeled off four-straight goals over the third and fourth quarters, including a pair of goals by junior midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), to make it an 8-5 game with 7:12 remaining. However, Means scored his second goal of the game with 2:58 left and the Generals walked away with the four-goal win.

Koeneman led W&L with two goals and one assist, while Means and Mancuso both notched two goals. Keigler added one goal and one assist and first-year defenseman Joe LaSala (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) was again spectacular on defense, causing six turnovers and picking up four ground balls. Senior goalkeeper Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) played all 60 minutes in goal, recording eight saves.

Herdegen paced Washington with two goals and first-year midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, Md./Calvert Hall) registered a pair of assists. First-year Matt Miller (Baldwin, Md./Calvert Hall) played the duration in goal and stopped eight shots.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts 18th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan for a 7:00 pm contest.

W&L GOALS:
Drew Koeneman 2; Mac Means 2; Max Mancuso 2; Will Keigler 1; Mark Wachtmeister 1; Logan Bartlett 1.

W&L ASSISTS:
Cooper Brown 1; Will Keigler 1; Drew Koeneman 1; Scott Meehan 1.

WAC GOALS:
Doug Herdegen 2; Shane Kaski 1; Brendan O'Leary 1; Bennett Cord 1.

WAC ASSISTS:
Patrick Coyle 2; Billy Stafford 1.

GOALKEEPERS:
Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 8 Saves, 5 GA
Matt Miller (WAC) – 60:00, 8 Saves, 9 GA

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