BROOKLANDVILLE, Md. – Franklin & Marshall closed the game with three unanswered goals to post a 12-11 victory over Washington and Lee in men's lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at St. Paul's School.
The Generals (4-2) broke a 9-9 tie at the end of three quarters when they scored two goals in the opening 52 seconds of the final period for an 11-9 lead at the 14:08 mark. First-year attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) scored off a feed from senior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) at 14:19 and then Meehan scored from junior Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) 11 seconds later for a two-goal advantage.
F&M (4-1) pulled to within one goal on an unassisted tally by senior midfielder Jimmy Wenk at 12:47 and drew even at the 5:41 mark when senior midfielder Kevin Kilpatrick notched an unassisted score. Kilpatrick then capped the Diplomats' rally when he scored off a feed from senior attackman Colin McKew with 2:27 left.
W&L had several chances to score in the final minutes, but could not find the equalizer as it fell to F&M for the fourth time in the last five meetings.
The Diplomats scored four straight goals over the first and second periods to push out to a 6-3 lead, before goals by Meehan and junior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) made it a 6-5 game at the halftime break. Following an F&M goal at 13:29 of the third quarter, the Generals strung together a four-goal run of their own for a 9-7 lead with 9:55 left in the third quarter. Dabir scored a pair of goals during the run, while Meehan notched assists on a pair of scores.
F&M sophomore attackman Billy Kempner then scored twice off assists from McKew in the final 9:07 of the third quarter to tie things up heading into the decisive final quarter of play.
Meehan paced the Generals with a career-high seven points on three goals and four assists. Dabir totaled three goals, while Means posted two goals and one assist. Sophomore Patrick Jennings (Reisterstown, Md./Boys' Latin) played the entire game in goal and registered 10 saves.
Franklin & Marshall was led by three goals and one assist from Kempner and five assists from McKew. Kilpatrick, Wenk and junior attackman Tristan Miller added two goals apiece. Sophomore Cameron Setian notched four saves in 60 minutes between the pipes and senior midfielder Andrew Setian controlled the faceoff X, winning 19-of-27 faceoffs.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts top-ranked Salisbury for a 4:00 pm contest.
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