W&L Men's Lax Ekes Out an 8-6 win Over Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. – The 11th-ranked Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team recovered from a 2-1 halftime deficit to post an 8-6 victory over Randolph-Macon in ODAC men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Va.

The Generals (8-2, 2-0 ODAC) trailed 1-0 until 2:57 remained in the first half when first-year attackman Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) scored unassisted.  However, the Yellow Jackets (3-4, 1-1 ODAC) responded just 45 seconds later on an unassisted goal by sophomore attackman Tyler Midwinter for a 2-1 lead that they carried into the break.

W&L evened the score at 2-2 with 9:26 left in the third period when senior midfielder Chris Washington (Flint, Mich./Cranbrook-Kingswood) scored unassisted.  Senior midfielder Kevin Feeney (Summit, N.J./Summit) won the ensuing faceoff and found rope just 20 seconds later to give the Generals their first lead of the game at 3-2.  Senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) kept the run going with an unassisted goal at 4:16 and senior midfielder Logan Barlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) made it 5-2 with a goal off an assist from junior attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) at 3:55.  Feeney then won another faceoff and scored just 11 seconds later to make it 6-2 and cap W&L’s five-goal run.

R-MC sophomore attackman Jake Leddy stopped the bleeding with a goal off an assist from Midwinter just 10 seconds into the fourth period, but Daw and senior midfielder Max Macuso (Northport, N.Y./Northport) each scored unassisted to give W&L an 8-3 advantage with 9:18 left in the game.

Macon made things interesting by scoring three goals, including man-up tallies by Midwinter and Leddy, in the final 7:07, but the Generals ran out the final 1:40 to post their 13th-straight win over the Yellow Jackets.

Feeney led the Generals by scoring two goals and winning 10-of-13 faceoffs on the day.  Daw scored one goal and assisted on another, while senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) played all 60 minutes in goal and recorded 11 saves.

Leddy and Midwinter paced the Yellow Jackets with two goals and one assist each, while Billy Rowe had one goal and one helper.  Junior Adam Liberto played the duration in net and posted 10 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Hampden-Sydney for a 7:00 pm contest.

W&L GOALS:
Kevin Feeney 2; Spence Daw 1; Will Keigler 1; Max Mancuso 1; Jack Switala 1; Logan Bartlett 1; Chris Washington 1.

W&L ASSISTS:
Spence Daw 1.

R-MC GOALS:
Jake Leddy 2; Tyler Midwinter 2; Billy Rowe 1; Patrick Egan 1.

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

GOALKEEPERS:
Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 11 Saves, 6 GA
Adam Liberto (R-MC) – 60:00, 10 Saves, 8 GA

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