GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team used an 11-goal run over the first three periods to cruise to a 14-4 victory over Greensboro College on Wednesday afternoon at Pride Field.
Junior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) gave the Generals (7-8) a 1-0 lead when he scored off an assist from junior midfielder Will Garrett (Purcellville, Va./Highland School) just four minutes into the game. W&L increased its lead to 2-0 at the 5:10 mark of the first quarter when sophomore midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) found the net off a feed from senior midfielder Sam Mott (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South).
Greensboro (8-7) got on the board with 3:34 left in the first period when junior attackman Ryan McNamara scored from sophomore attackman Scott Showalter, but senior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) and junior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant School) both scored unassisted to start the decisive run as W&L claimed a 4-1 lead after 15 minutes of play.
First-year midfielder Garrett Paglia (Forest Hill, Md./Gilman) made it 5-1 when he scored from Means at 12:15 and Meehan scored unassisted just 1:30 later for a 6-1 lead. First-year attackmen Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham Academy) and Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) then hooked up for a goal (Dabir with the assist) at 8:41 to make it 7-1 at the break.
Dabir tallied one goal and two assists and Meehan added one goal and one assist as W&L scored six third-quarter goals to pull out to a 13-1 lead. The Generals then cruised through the final 15 minutes and change to break a two-game losing streak.
Meehan led W&L with three goals and one assist, while Dabir posted one goal and three helpers. Paglia, Wood and Lewis all scored two goals apiece, and Means and Heinsohn added one goal and one assist. First-year Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) played the opening three quarters in goal, making 11 saves with two goals allowed. Sophomores Dylan Florig (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional) and Patrick Jennings (Reisterstown, Md./Boys' Latin) both played in the final 15 minutes and combined for four saves with two goals allowed.
Senior attackman Bill Blakley scored two goals and McNamara had one goal and one assist to pave the Pride. Junior Mitchell Kanowicz patrolled the goal for the duration, making 16 saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 12:00 pm contest.
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