Late Run Lifts Middlebury over W&L Men's Lax, 11-9

Late Run Lifts Middlebury over W&L Men's Lax, 11-9

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fifth-ranked Middlebury out-scored 11th-ranked Washington and Lee 3-0 over the final 7:34 of the game to produce an 11-9 win over the Generals in men’s lacrosse action on Tuesday evening at Georgetown University.

The Generals (7-2) took a 9-8 lead with 3:03 left in the third quarter when senior midfielder Kevin Feeney (Summit, N.J./Summit) scored off an assist from senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman).  W&L had several good looks to start the fourth period, but could not find the net and the Panthers knotted the game at 9-9 on a goal by senior midfielder Chris Teves (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) off an assist from senior attackman Pete Smith (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) with 7:34 left in the game.

Middlebury (4-0) took its first lead since the 5:35 mark of the third period when sophomore attackman Tim Cahill (Glastonbury, Conn./Loomis Chaffee) found rope off a feed from senior attackman Jack Masur (Bethesda, Md./Landon) with 6:26 to play.  Junior midfielder Andrew Conner (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) then provided an insurance goal when he scored unassisted just 51 seconds later.

W&L opened the game with a 2-0 lead on goals by junior midfielder Gerard Savarese (Lutherville, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) and senior midfielder Logan Bartlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) off an assist from Keigler.

Middlebury then scored four-straight goals, including a pair by Cahill, to take a 4-2 lead with 8:20 left in the first period.  Each team added one more goal before the end of the first period and the Panthers carried a 5-3 lead into the second stanza. 

W&L first-year attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley) scored a pair goals to knot the score at 5-5 with 4:13 left in the second period and neither team lead by more than one goal until Middlebury’s game-closing run.

Keigler led the Generals with two goals and three assists, while Means posted three goals and Bartlett notched two goals.  Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) stopped eight shots in goal.

Cahill paced Middlebury with four goals, while Smith had three assists.  Junior attackman David Hild (Hartford, Conn./Kingwood-Oxford) chipped in two goals and one assist.  Junior Ryan Deane (Grosse Point, Mich./University-Liggett) posted eight saves in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 1:00 pm contest.

Mac Means 3; Will Keigler 2; Logan Bartlett 2; Kevin Feeney 1; Gerard Savarese 1.

Will Keigler 3; Cooper Brown 1; Alex Sturges 1.

Tim Cahill 4; David Hild 2; Andrew Conner 2; Jack Balaban 1; Chris Teves 1; Bart Witmer 1.

Pete Smith 3; Jack Balaban 1; Brian Foster 1; David Hild 1; Jack Masur 1; Erich Pfeffer 1.

Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 8 Saves, 11 GA
Ryan Deane (MC) – 60:00, 8 Saves, 9 GA