Denison 17, W&L 7; May 15, 1999; NCAA Quarterfinals -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attackman Sean O'Brien (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes)  scored four goals and added three asissts to lead Denison to a 17-7 win over Washington and  Lee in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The Big Red (13-2) opened up a 4-0 lead with 5:09 remaining in the first quarter and rode the  quick start to an 8-4 halftime advantage.

Denison used the third quarter to claim an 11-6 advantage entering the fourth quarter and  poured it on, tallying the first six goals of the final period before W&L senior midfielder Tom  Super (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) ended the rally with the game's final goal with 2:34 remaining.

Washington and Lee was penalized nine times during the game and Denison made good on four of nine extra man opportunities.

Freshman attackman Ryan Berger (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) scored four goals and junior  midfielder Drew Jones (Princeton Junction, N.J./Peddie School) tallied three goals and one  assist for the Big Red.

Dugan totaled two goals and one assist and junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson,  Md./Towson) scored two goals to lead W&L.

Sophomore Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) recorded 14 saves in goal for the Generals and  freshman Peter Royer (Avon, Conn./Westminster) posted 7 saves for Denison.

The Big Red advances to the semifinals to face the winner of Salisbury  State/Hampden-Sydney next Saturday at the sight of the highest remaining seed.

W&L 15, Randolph-Macon 2; May 5, 1999 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) racked up eight points on three goals and five assists to lead the second-ranked Washington and Lee  men's lacrosse team to a 15-2 win over Randolph-Macon in the regular season finale for both  teams on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals (13-1, 6-0) took a quick 2-0 lead with 5:55 remaining in the opening quarter as  Dugan scored a goal and assisted on one by junior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium,  Md./Loyola).  The Yellow Jackets (9-6, 1-5) retaliated on a goal by senior attackman Mike  Smith (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin) off an assist from senior attackman Dan Carver (Ellicott  City, Md./Mt. Hebron) with 3:41 left in the first quarter to cut the W&L lead to 2-1.

However, it would be all W&L after that point as the Generals rolled off 13 consecutive goals  to assume a 15-1 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  Sophomore midfielder Hugh Purvis  (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) added the game's final tally with 5:03 remaining in the game to  produce the final score of 15-2.

Dougherty totaled four goals and an assist, while junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson,  Md./Towson) added three goals to join Dugan as the Generals' leading scorers.

Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made five saves in goal for W&L, while Brett Reichhart  (Fallston, Md./Fallston) recorded five saves in goal for Randolph-Macon.  Both were spelled in  the fourth quarter.

The Generals will now wait to see where they will be seeded for the NCAA Tournament.   Seedings will be revealed on Sunday evening at 7:00 on Home Team Sports.  The opening round  of the tournament will occur on May 12, with the quarterfinals taking place on May 15 and the  semifinals on May 22 at home sites.  The championship will be on May 30 at the University of  Maryland, College Park.

W&L 9, VMI 3; May 1, 1999 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) tallied  two goals and two assists and fellow classmate Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes)  scored four goals to help lead Division III Washington and Lee past Division I Virginia Military  Institute, 9-3, in the Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic.  The win was W&L's 11th in a row in the battle of Lexington.

The Generals (12-1) took an early 2-0 lead off a pair of goals by Dugan and upped their  advantage to 3-0 on a goal by junior midfielder Andrew Jones (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua  Academy) with 5:06 remaining in the opening quarter.

VMI (5-9) then answered with 11:49 remaining in the first half as senior attackman Mason  Ayers (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) scored an unassisted goal to make the score 3-1.   Norton then closed out the opening half with a pair of goals in the final 3:56 to make the score  5-1 at the half.

VMI junior attackman Matt Gallienne (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) and senior midfielder  Tony Saraceni (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) sandwiched goals around another tally by Dugan  to cut the Generals lead to 6-3 with 5:16 remaining in the third quarter, but the Generals  would tack on three insurance goals in the fourth stanza to walk away with the 9-3 victory.

The 12 total goals were the lowest in the 12-year history of the Lee-Jackson Classic.

Norton and Keydet goalie Cregg Burns (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brother's Academy) were  recipients of the Worrell-Fallon Award, an honor bestowed upon the most valuable player for  each team.  Burns made 11 saves in goal for VMI.

Sophomore goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) posted 10 saves in goal for the Generals.

W&L 9, Hampden-Sydney 6; April 24, 1999 -- Hampden-Sydney, Va.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Second-ranked Washington and Lee recovered from a second quarter  three-goal deficit to record a 9-6 win at 10th-ranked Hampden-Sydney in ODAC men's  lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.  The win was the 10th in a row for W&L (nation's  longest winning streak) and clinched the 1999 ODAC men's lacrosse title, their first since the  1995 season.

The Tigers (10-3, 5-1) scored a pair of goals just 15 seconds apart to take a 2-0 lead with 33  seconds remaining in the opening quarter.  However, W&L would get on the board with 7:40  remaining in the second quarter as sophomore attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain  Lakes) scored an unassisted goal to make the score 2-1.  The Tigers then pushed their  advantage to 4-1 as senior midfielder Doug Palmer (Vienna, Va./James Madison) notched an  unassisted goal with 3:45 remaining until the half.  It was the Generals' largest deficit of the  season.  Sophomore midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) scored off an  assist from sophomore midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) with 2:35 remaining in the second quarter to send the Generals into the half down 4-2.

As has been the case all year, W&L (11-1, 5-0) assumed control of the contest in the third  quarter as junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) single-handedly outscored the  Tigers 4-0 in the period to give the Generals a 6-4 lead going into the final period.  With 7:48  remaining in the fourth quarter, Brown scored his fifth goal in a row to give W&L a 7-4 lead  that they would not relinquish.

Hampden-Sydney would add a pair of goals late, but Brown scored his sixth goal of the game  with 1:04 remaining to give W&L the 9-6 win and the ODAC crown.

Junior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) also had a fine day for the Generals,  totaling one goal and three assists, while freshman midfielder Andrew Barnett (Darien,  Conn./Darien) and Norton each tallied a pair of assists.  Sophomore goalie Wes Hays (Towson,  Md./Loyola) made 10 big saves in goal as well.

W&L 15, Virginia Wesleyan 5 April 18, 1999 -- Norfolk, Va.

NORFOLK, Va. -- Sophomore attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J/  Mountain Lakes) set career-highs in goals (7) and total points (11) in a  game, leading the second-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team  (10-1, 4-0 ODAC) to a 15-5 win at 15th-ranked Virginia Wesleyan (7-4, 3-3  ODAC) on Sunday afternoon.  The victory was the ninth consecutive for the  Generals.

W&L jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and  a 10-0 lead with 1:54 left in the second quarter, cruising to an 11-1  halftime lead and the 10-goal victory.  VWC did not score until 1:09  remained in the first half.

The Generals were led in scoring by Dugan.  His seven goals ties  him for the second best goal-scoring performance in W&L history.  It also  moves him into a sixth place tie for goals scored in a W&L season (47).   Junior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./ Loyola) also had a big  day with four goals and two assists, while junior attackman Chris Brown  (Towson, Md./ Towson) chipped in with three goals and an assist. 

Sophomore goalkeeper Wes Hays (Towson, Md./ Loyola) made nine  saves in 53 minutes, while junior Dan Grattan (Vienna, Va./ George C.  Marshall) made two saves.

W&L 20, Western Maryland 8 April 14, 1999 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's)  scored a career-high five goals in helping second-ranked Washington and Lee to a 20-8 win  over Western Maryland.  The Generals have now won eight games in a row.

The Green Terror (2-7) opened the scoring as sophomore midfielder Brett Sweeney  (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) scored off an assist from freshman attackman Tom Brown  (Laurel, Md./Hammond) just 1:33 into the game.  However, the Generals (9-1) assumed a 2-1  advantage with 4:55 left in the first quarter on goals by Hackney and junior attackman Chris  Brown (Towson, Md./Towson).  Western Maryland then struck back to knot the score at 2-2 on  a goal by senior midfielder Jeremy Kober (Bedford, N.Y./Fox Lane) off an assist from junior  defenseman Gaelen Cross (Sykesville, Md./Liberty), but the Generals added two more goals  before the end of the period to take a 4-2 lead that would grow to 12-5 at the half.

W&L kept the pressure on in the second half, outscoring the Green Terror 8-3 the rest of the  way to post the 12-goal victory.

Brown joined Hackney with five points (4 goals, 1 assist) on the day as did sophomore  attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes), who tallied two goals and three  assists.  Junior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) and sophomore  midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) added three goals each for the  Generals.

Western Maryland was paced by junior midfielder Tom Caldwell (Unionville, Pa./Unionville),  who scored three goals and Brown, who totaled one goal and two assists.

W&L 15, Goucher 5 April 11, 1999 -- Baltimore, Md.

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Leading just 5-3 at halftime, the second-ranked Washington and Lee men's  lacrosse team exploded for six goals in the third period to post an 11-4 lead going into the  fourth quarter in recording a 15-5 win over Goucher (3-9) on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) led the Generals' attack  with six goals and one assist.  Four of his goals came in the decisive third period.  Junior  attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) notched three goals and four assists, while  junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) scored three goals and sophomore  midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, md./Calvert Hall) tallied a goal and two assists.

Jed Cestaro led Goucher with two goals and one assist and Brad Brache totaled one goal and two assists.

W&L (8-1) outshot the Gophers 58-16 and held a 56-35 edge in ground balls.

W&L 23, Guilford 1 March 31, 1999 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Nine different Washington and Lee players scored goals to help lead the  third-ranked Generals to a 23-1 victory over Guilford in ODAC men's lacrosse action on  Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field.  The win was the 100th in the career of W&L head coach  Jim Stagnitta (100-38).  He is now just nine wins from becoming the winningest coach in the  history of W&L men's lacrosse.

Guilford got on the scoreboard first as junior midfielder Dusty Ollerhead (Towson,  Md./Towson) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Jason Gauthier (Kernersville,  N.C./Skaneateles) with 9:34 remaining in the first quarter to make the score 1-0 in favor of  the Quakers (5-5, 0-3).

However, W&L (7-1, 3-0) would hold Guilford scoreless for the remainder of the game in  walking away with its sixth-straight win.

Sophomore attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) and junior attackman Chris  Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) led the Generals with four goals each.  Junior attackman Colin  Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) collected three goals and two assists.

W&L 11, Roanoke 5 March 27, 1999 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Five different players scored goals for third-ranked Washington and Lee as  the Generals defeated Roanoke 11-5 in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at  Wilson Field.  The six-goal margin of victory was the largest by either team in the series  since the 1989 season.

W&L assumed a 1-0 lead with 6:35 remaining in the opening quarter as sophomore midfielder  Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) scored an unassisted goal.  The Maroons (2-5,  1-1) struck back just 1:30 later as senior midfielder Brian Fleming (Summit, N.J./Summit)  scored off an assist by sophomore attackman Ryan Kamerdin (South Salem, N.Y./John Jay) to  make it 1-1.  The Generals (6-1, 2-0) then took another lead at 2-1 with :32 remaining in the  first quarter on an unassisted goal by sophomore attckman Matt Dugan (Rockaway,  N.J./Mountain Lakes).  However, the Maroons would again tie the game at 2-2 on a goal by  junior attackman Ed Dover (Towson, Md./Towson) off an assist from Fleming.

W&L then took the lead back for good on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Greg Meyers  (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) with 10:35 left in the second quarter as the Generals rolled to  the win.

Dugan paced W&L in scoring with four goals and Hackney, sophomore midfielder Bernie Norton  (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall), and junior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola)  scored two goals each.  Sophomore goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made seven saves in  goal.

Roanoke was led by junior midfielder Dimitri Cafuoco (Islip, N.Y./Islip), who scored two goals.   Senior goalie Evan Kaplow (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) made 11 saves for the Maroons.

W&L 19, Lynchburg 5 March 24, 1999 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Third-ranked Washington and Lee overcame a 2-0 deficit just 2:19 into the game to post a 19-5 win over 11th-ranked Lynchburg in the Generals ODAC-opener on Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Following the two Hornet scores, the Generals scored eight unanswered goals, three by  sophomore attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) to take an 8-2 lead with  5:42 remaining before the half.  Lynchburg (5-1, 1-1) registered their third goal of the game  on an unassisted tally by junior midfielder Steven Blewett (Austin, Texas/Westwood) with  six seconds remaining before the half to make it 8-3 at the intermission.

The Generals (5-1, 1-0) then outscored the Hornets 7-1 in the third period to cruise to the  14-goal win.

Dugan led W&L in scoring with five goals and one assist and junior attackman Chris Brown  (Towson, Md./Towson) tallied five goals.  Sophomore midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond,  Va./St. Christopher's) notched three goals and one assist and junior attackman Colin  Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) registered one goal and four assists.  Sophomore Wes Hays  (Towson, Md./Loyola) notched eight saves in goal.

Lynchburg was led by senior midfielder Pat McAdams (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), who  scored three goals.  Senior goalie Marty Jakovics (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) made 10 saves in  goal for the Hornets.

W&L 18, Franklin & Marshall 2 March 20, 1999 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Third-ranked Washington and Lee scored three goals in the opening 1:32 of  the game and led 5-0 with 3:41 remaining in the first quarter in cruising to an 18-2 win over  Franklin & Marshall in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Seven different Generals (4-1) scored in the game led by sophomore attackman Matt Dugan  (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes), who tallied five goals and two assists.  He was followed by  sophomore midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's), who totaled four goals  and a pair of assists.  Junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) had three goals  and two assists and junior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) amassed two  goals and two assists. 

Franklin & Marshall's goals were scored by sophomore midfielder Kevin Milota (Montgomery  Village, Md./Watkins Mill) and freshman attackman Bryan Kobel (Franklin Lakes, N.J./Don  Bosco).

Sophomore goalie Bob Michel (Baltimore, Md./Friends) made 15 saves in goal for the Diplomats  (2-3), while sophomore Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) and junior Dan Grattan (Vienna,  Va./Marshall) combined for eight saves in goal for the Generals.

W&L 24, Dickinson 2 March 17, 1999 -- Lexington, Va. 

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes)  continued his early season offensive assault with four goals and three assists to help lead  third-ranked Washington and Lee to a 24-2 win over Dickinson on Wednesday afternoon at  Wilson Field.

With the game tied at 1-1 with 10:01 remaining in the opening quarter, the Generals scored  13 consecutive goals over the next 14:23 to take a 13-1 lead with 10:38 remaining in the  opening half.  After a Dickinson goal with 8:31 remaining in the half made the score 14-2, W&L (3-1)  scored the final 10 goals in coasting to the 22-goal win.

Junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) tallied five goals and one assist, while  senior midfielder Steve Birdsall (Baltimore, Md./Loyola), sophomore midfielder Pope Hackney  (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's), and junior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside,  Conn./Greenwich) each scored three goals for the Generals.

Junior midfielder Lou Sodano (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) totaled one goal and one  assist to lead Dickinson (1-3).

W&L 6, Gettysburg 4 March 13, 1999 -- Gettysburg, Pa.       

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Fifth-ranked Washington and Lee's defense allowed only three goals in the first 58 minutes of the game as the Generals  won at fourth-ranked Gettysburg College (2-1), 6-4 in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

Down 2-1 in the second quarter, W&L sophomore midfielder Matt  Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./ Mountain Lakes) scored with 10:24 left in the  first half to tie the game at 2-2.  The Generals (2-1) then took the lead with 9:27 left in the half, when junior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium,  Md./ Loyola) scored on an assist from freshman midfielder Andrew Barnett  (Darien, Conn./ Darien).

The Generals scored the only two goals of the third quarter to open up a 5-2 lead.  Junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./ Towson) scored with 8:09 left in the quarter.  Sophomore midfielder Ben Lucas  (Glen Arm, Md./ Gilman) opened the W&L lead to 5-2, when he scored with 4:34 remaining in the quarter.  Dugan assisted on both goals.

Junior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside, Conn./ Greenwich) added  an insurance goal with 4:18 left in the game to give the Generals a 6-3  lead, as the Generals hung on to win, 6-4.

The Generals outshot the Bullets, 27-21.

W&L sophomore goalkeeper Wes Hays (Towson, Md./ Loyola) had eight  saves on the day.

Washington College 9, W&L 8 March 6, 1999 -- Chestertown, Md. 

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Washington and Lee (1-1) held leads of 3-0 and 8-6, but  could not hold them as they fell at Washington College (1-0), the  defending national champions, by a 9-8 score in men's lacrosse action on  Saturday afternoon.

W&L took a quick 3-0 lead, but the Shoremen tied the game at 5-5 at  halftime.  In the second half, W&L took an 8-6 lead.  The  Shoremen rallied again, as they scored the final three goals of the  game.  The final Washington goal was scored by senior attackman John Fuller,  who scored with 6:55 left in the game to give the Shoremen the one-goal victory.

The Generals were led by sophomore midfielder Matt Dugan (Rockaway,  N.J./ Mountain Lakes) and junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./ Towson),  who scored three goals each.  Junior Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola)  added

W&L 26, Cabrini 4 Feburary 27, 1999 -- Lexington, Va. 

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) amassed  six goals and four assists and junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) totaled six  goals and three assists to help lead the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team to a 26-4  victory over Cabrini College in the season-opener for both teams.

The Generals scored early and often, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead with 8:42 remaining in  the opening quarter.  Cabrini then came charging back, scoring two goals in a span of 13  seconds to cut the Generals (1-0) lead to 3-2.

W&L then scored 10 consecutive goals, four by Dugan and three by Brown to post a 13-2 lead  with 7:53 remaining in the first half.  Cabrini (0-1) snapped the Generals streak when  freshman midfielder Tom Lemieux (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Connsewogue) scored with 7:05  remaining in the half.

The Generals then went on another scoring streak, this time scoring 13 straight goals until  the Cavaliers notched their fourth and final goal with 5:00 remaining in the game.