March 2, 2013

W&L Men's Lax Drops an 8-4 Decision to No. 13 Washington College

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The 13th-ranked Washington College men's lacrosse team used a 4-goal run and a 3-goal run to post an 8-4 win over ninth-ranked Washington and Lee on Saturday afternoon at Kirby Stadium.

The Generals (4-1) knotted the score at 1-1 early in the second quarter when senior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) scored off an assist from senior midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) at 13:54.  However, the Shoremen (2-0) took the lead back just 1:21 later when senior midfielder Patrick Coyle scored unassisted.

Coyle's goal was the first in a 4-goal run that gave Washington a 5-1 lead with 6:30 left in the third quarter.  Senior attackman Bennett Cord scored the final three goals of the run in a span of 3:00.

W&L responded with a 3-goal run of its own to pull within 5-4 with 13:35 left in the game.  Means scored all three goals during the spurt, notching the first at the 4:48 mark of the third period off an assist from senior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant).  Means and Heinsohn hooked up again at the 2:23 mark of the third period, and Means then scored off a feed from sophomore attackman Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham Academy) to cap the run. 

The Shoremen then scored the final three goals of the game to post their first win over the Generals in the last five meetings.

Washington held a 37-35 edge in shots and a 40-36 advantage in ground balls.  The Shoremen also won 10-of-15 faceoffs.

Means led W&L with all four goals, while Heinsohn tallied a pair of assists.  Sophomore goalkeeper Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) posted 13 saves while playing all 60 minutes.

Cord paced Washington College with three goals and one assist.  Junior attackman Jim Cusick added a pair of goals and junior Ted DiSalvo registered 11 saves while playing the duration in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Franklin & Marshall for a 1:00 pm contest.

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