March 9, 2010

W&L Men's Lax Shuts Down Ohio Wesleyan for a 9-5 Win

LEXINGTON, Va. – Junior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) scored four goals and senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) notched one goal and four assists to lead the eighth-ranked Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team to a 9-5 victory over 15th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan on Tuesday evening at Wilson Field.

Koeneman gave the Generals (6-0) a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the opening 4:50 of the game, but a pair of OWU (2-1) goals sandwiched around a man-up tally by first-year attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley) off a Keigler feed made it a 3-2 W&L lead after the first period.  Another Means man-up goal from Keigler gave W&L a 4-2 edge heading into halftime.

The Battling Bishops climbed to within 4-3 on an unassisted goal by senior attackman Rob Young (Langhorne, Pa./Council Rock South) at 11:29 of the third period, but the Generals scored a pair of goals 46 seconds apart, one by Koeneman and another by sophomore attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) at 4:06 for a 6-3 lead.  Ohio Wesleyan responded with a two-goal run of its own on tallies by Young (3:40) and senior midfielder Andy Princehorn (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) at 2:40 to make it a one-goal game at 6-5.

Keigler gave W&L a 7-5 lead on an unassisted goal just eight seconds before the end of the third period and he then assisted on a man-up goal by senior midfielder Max Mancuso (Northport, N.Y./Northport) for an 8-5 lead with 12:17 remaining.  Koeneman added another tally at the 5:20 mark for the final margin.

Means chipped in a pair of goals and Meehan had one goal and one assist to supplement the offense provided by Keigler and Koeneman.  The Generals’ defense was again stellar, led by first-year defensman Joe LaSala’s (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) three caused turnovers and five saves from senior goalkeeper Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s), who played all 60 minutes.

Young paced the Battling Bishops with three goals, while Princehorn and senior attackman Gavin Cunningham (Rye, N.Y./Rye) both scored a single goal.  Junior Jud Hall (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) played all 60 minutes between the pipes and registered 10 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Franklin & Marshall for a 3:00 pm contest.

W&L GOALS:
Drew Koeneman 4; Mac Means 2; Will Keigler 1; Scott Meehan 1; Max Mancuso 1.

W&L ASSISTS:
Will Keigler 4; Logan Bartlett 1; Scott Meehan 1.

OWU GOALS:
Rob Young 3; Gavin Cunningham 1; Andy Princehorn 1.

OWU ASSISTS:
Kevin McMahon 1.

GOALKEEPERS:
Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 5 Saves, 5 GA
Jud Hall (OWU) – 60:00, 10 Saves, 9 GA