W&L Men's Lacrosse Notches a 14-8 Win Over Swarthmore

W&L Men's Lacrosse Notches a 14-8 Win Over Swarthmore

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team scored a season-high 14 goals in defeating Swarthmore, 14-8, on Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (4-1) scored 33 seconds into the game when first-year attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) found rope off an assist from junior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant), and goals by junior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and sophomore midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) pushed the lead out to 3-0 just 6:54 into the contest.

Swarthmore (2-1) scored a pair of goals 53 seconds apart to make it 3-2 with 3:43 left in the first period, but first-year defenseman Peter Schubert (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate) scored off an assist from senior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) with less than a second remaining for a 4-2 lead after the first quarter.

Means scored two goals in the opening 3:08 of the second quarter for a 6-2 lead, but the Garnet notched a pair of tallies, one by sophomore attackman Daniel Kowalyshyn (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and one by senior attackman Zach Belden (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth), to cut the Generals' lead to 6-4 with 7:09 left in the half.

The Generals once again responded with a pair of goals, one by first-year midfielder Garrett Paglia (Forest Hill, Md./Gilman) and another by Heinsohn for an 8-4 lead at the break.

Kowalyshyn scored man-up with 12:55 left in the third period to pull the Garnet within 8-5, but the Generals used another two-goal run to push out to a 10-5 lead entering the final quarter.

Dabir and junior attackman Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) both scored two goals in the final period as the Generals pulled away for the six-goal victory.

Nine different players scored a goal for the Generals, led by Means, who had three goals and one assist.  Dabir tallied three goals, while Switala had two tallies.  Heinsohn and Meehan both posted one goal and two assists.  Sophomore Patrick Jennings (Reisterstown, Md./Boys' Latin) played a majority of the game (59:21) in goal and recorded nine saves.

Swarthmore was paced by Belden's two goals and two assists, and two goals and one assist from Kowalyshyn.  First-year attackman Ian Lukaszewicz (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) chipped in two goals as well.  Senior Michael Brockway (Brooklyn, N.Y./Poly Prep Country Day) played all 60 minutes in goal and notched 14 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when takes on Franklin & Marshall at a neutral field in Baltimore, Md.  The game will be played at St. Paul's School at 1:00 pm.