LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore attackman Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) scored three goals and assisted on another as Washington and Lee defeated Guilford, 11-1, on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.
The Generals (5-4, 2-0) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening 15 minutes of the game as four different players found the net. However, the game was delayed for approximately an hour due to lightning just as the first period ended.
When the teams returned to action, W&L scored just 2:29 into the second quarter as junior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) beat the Quaker keeper unassisted for a 5-0 lead. That would be the game's last goal until 3:27 remained in the third quarter when Switala ignited a five-goal spurt with an unassisted tally.
Junior attackman Sam Mott (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) scored man-up with 1:55 left in the period off an assist by junior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) and Switala scored off a feed from senior attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) just eight seconds later for an 8-0 lead. Sophomore midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) got in the act with a goal off an assist from Switala with 40 seconds left in the third period and Daw ended the scoring streak with a goal off a Meehan assist with 7:42 remaining in the game for a 10-0 lead.
Guilford (6-3, 1-1) got on the board with 6:57 left in the game when junior attackman Chris Sisk (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) scored man-up from junior attackman Chris Ashcraft (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll), but the Generals answered 2:59 later when first-year midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored unassisted for the 11-1 final margin.
Washington and Lee held advantages of 47-16 in shots, 35-20 in ground balls and 11-5 in faceoffs, and the Generals were 20-of-21 on clears. W&L also forced 28 Quaker turnovers for the game. Daw, Koeneman, Meehan and Wood all supplemented Switala's offense with one goal and one assist each. Senior Ned Lundvall (Richmond, Va./Gilman) played the opening 55:43 in goal and notched four saves with one goal allowed. First-year goalkeeper Dylan Florig (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional) saw the first action of his career, playing the final 4:17 without facing a shot.
Senior Mark Guillen (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) played all 60 minutes in net for Guilford and recorded 14 saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts 16th-ranked Lynchburg for a 3:00 pm contest.
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Jack Switala 3; Joe Wood 1; Spence Daw 1; Drew Koeneman 1; Scott Meehan 1; Luke Heinsohn 1; Cooper Brown 1; Mac Means 1; Sam Mott 1.
Spence Daw 1; Drew Koeneman 1; Scott Meehan 1; Jack Switala 1; Joe Wood 1.
Chris Sisk 1.
Chris Ashcraft 1.
Ned Lundvall (W&L) – 55:43, 4 Saves, 1 GA
Dylan Florig (W&L) – 4:17, 0 Saves, 0 GA
Mark Guillen (GC) – 60:00, 14 Saves, 11 GA