Salisbury State 10, W&L 9; May 21, 2000 -- Salisbury, Md.
NCAA Tournament Semifinal Round

SALISBURY, Md. -- Craig Rhodey's goal with 6:17 remaining broke a 9-9 tie and lifted top-ranked Salisbury State to a 10-9 victory over Washington and Lee in the NCAA Tournament Semifinal on Sunday in Salisbury, Md.

The game featured eight ties, with neither team leading by more than two goals throughout the contest.

Salisbury (17-1) opened the scoring with 7:24 remaining in the first quarter as Tim Parks scored an unassisted goal that was originally stopped by W&L junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola). However, Hays was unable to control the rebound and inadvertantly kicked the ball into the net.

The Generals (16-2) responded with 6:37 remaining in the period as junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) notched an unassisted tally, one of three goals on the day, to tie the game at 1-1. W&L then assumed a 2-1 lead with 5:54 remaining in the first as senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) scored off an assist from junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes).

The Sea Gulls again tied the score, this time at 2-2 with 4:28 left in the first, as Joe High scored off an assist by Chris Turner.

However, the Generals again forged ahead as Hackney scored another unassisted tally with 2:25 remaining in the first quarter. It was the last lead the Generals would hold. The two teams headed into halftime tied at 5-5.

The game remained nip-and-tuck throughout the final two quarters with Salisbury opening a 9-7 advantage with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter. W&L again fought back to tie the game as Dugan brought the Generals to within 9-8 with 56 seconds left in the third and senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) scored off an assist from Dougherty with 9:53 remaining to knot the score at 9-9.

Following Rhodey's goal, the Generals had several opportunities to again tie the score, the best coming with 56 seconds remaining in the game when Salisbury received a 30-second penalty for a push. W&L sent several shots at the cage, the last coming with one second remaining, but could not find the net.

W&L was led offensively by Dougherty, Dugan, Hackney, and Brown. Hackney posted three goals, while Dugan tallied one goal and two assists, Dougherty notched two goals and an assist, and Brown totaled two goals and an assist. Dugan's three points gave him 87 on the season, a new W&L record. He ends the season just seven points shy of the W&L career scoring record. Dougherty finished his career with 224 career points, fourth all-time.

Hays was spectacular in goal, notching 16 saves, many coming from point-blank range.

Salisbury was led by High, who had three goals, and Turner, who posted two goals and an assist.

The Generals ended their season with a school-record 16 wins. Salisbury advances to the Division III National Championship contest where it will face Middlebury College.

W&L 12, Gettysburg 10; May 14, 2000 -- Gettysburg, Pa.
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Round

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) netted two goals and dished out four assists as fourth-ranked Washington and Lee used a 4-0 burst in the fourth period to break an 8-all tie and defeat Gettysburg 12-10 in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals at Musselman Stadium in Gettysburg, Pa.

With the win, the Generals advance to face top-ranked Salisbury State in the national semifinals next weekend. The Sea Gulls avenged their only loss of the 2000 regular-season with a 21-9 romp over Washington (Md.) on Sunday.

In a game that was tied at the end of each of the first three periods, the Generals advanced to the semis with a 4-0 run over a span of seven minutes and 42 seconds in the fourth quarter. Dougherty fed junior attackman Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) with 12:28 left in the game to put the Generals ahead to stay at 9-8. Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mtn. Lakes) then scored twice in a span of 44 seconds to push the lead to 11-8 and help Washington and Lee (16-1) to its school-record 16th victory while avenging its only loss of the 2000 campaign. Gettysburg downed W&L 6-4 on March 12th in Lexington. Following Dugan's pair of goals, freshman attacker Will Sharp (Kensington, Md./St. Albans) finalized the W&L scoring with an EMO goal, increasing the W&L advantage to 12-8 with 4:46 to play. The Bullets (14-2) responded with an unassisted goal from Tommy Pearce with 4:10 to play, but the Generals clamped down on defense and held Gettysburg off the scoreboard until a goal by Ross Garretson with only :10 seconds remaining.

W&L junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made 12 saves on the afternoon while Andrew Barter came up with eight stops for Gettysburg. The Generals were led in scoring by Dougherty with a team-high six points. Dugan notched four goals and an assist, while senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) chipped in with two goals and an assist. The Bullets, who saw their season end in the Quarterfinals for the third consecutive season, were led by Pete Milliman with two goals and two assists, while Garretson tallied three goals.

Both the date and time of W&L's contest against Salisbury State will be announced later this week.

W&L 22, Kenyon 4; May 10, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.
NCAA Tournament First Round

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III lacrosse tournament with a convincing 22-4 victory over the visiting Lords of Kenyon College.

Senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) opened the scoring just 1:08 into the first period with an unassisted goal. He then upped the W&L lead to 2-0 with another goal at the 9:49 mark before assisting on a goal by senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson). Dougherty then tallied his third goal of the game for a 4-0 Generals' lead at the 5:08 mark. W&L added two more scores over the rest of the frame to stake its claim to a solid 6-0 lead after the opening quarter. In the stanza, W&L outshot the Lords by a 17-1 margin.

W&L (15-1) continued to extend its lead at the start of the second, opening up an 8-0 advantage before sophomore midfielder Mike Glancy (Rehoboth, Mass./Pomfret) got the Lords on the scoreboard with a goal off an assist from senior defender Kurt Cross (Bellvue, Wash./Overlake). With the score standing at 8-1, Brown and junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mtn. Lakes) tallied back-to-back goals to catapult W&L into the halftime break with a 10-1 advantage.

The Generals continued their torrid pace in the second half as they outscored Kenyon (13-2) by a 12-3 margin for the final score of 22-4. The 18-goal differential marks the largest margin of victory in W&L's NCAA Tournament history. With the win, Washington and Lee ties the school record for wins in a season with 15.

W&L was led in scoring by Dougherty, who amassed six goals and three assists on the afternoon. Dugan chipped in with five goals and three assists, while junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) added three goals and three assists. Freshman midfielder Thomas Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) was the unsung hero for the Generals, winning 23-of-27 faceoffs. Kenyon was paced by junior midfielder Derick Stowe (Great Falls, Va./Potomac), who scored two goals on the afternoon.

With the win, the Generals advance to face the winner of the first-round matchup between Widener and Gettysburg. The date and location of the quarterfinal contest will be announced on Thursday, May 11.

W&L 18, Randolph-Macon 6; May 3, 2000 -- Ashland, Va.

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team wrapped up its' regular season on Wednesday afternoon with an 18-6 victory over the Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon College. With the win, the Generals tie the W&L school-record for regular-season wins with 14.

Junior attackman Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) tallied W&L's first goal of the contest at the 9:22 mark of the opening period to tie the game at 1-1. After the teams exchanged goals, senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) connected for two consecutive scores to give the Generals (14-1, 6-0 ODAC) a 4-2 lead after the first period. Brown continued to pace Washington and Lee's offense throughout the second quarter, notching three additional goals en route to a 10-5 halftime advantage for W&L.

The Generals put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Yellow Jackets by a 4-0 margin for a 14-5 lead heading into the final stanza. Junior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) and senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) opened the fourth with back-to-back goals, less than a minute apart, for a 16-5 W&L lead. From there, the Generals cruised to the 18-6 victory.

W&L was led offensively by Brown, who amassed six goals and two assists on the day. Norton tallied four goals, while Dougherty and junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) netted two goals and two assists each. Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Towson) made nine saves in goal for the Generals.

Washington and Lee will have to wait to find out its' next opponent, as the brackets for the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament will be announced on Sunday at 7:30 pm on Home Team Sports. The Generals receive an automatic bid to the tournament as the champion of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

W&L 14, VMI 4; April 29, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) tied a Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic record with nine points on five goals and four assists to help lead Washington and Lee to a 14-4 win over Virginia Military Institute in the battle of Lexington played on W&L's Wilson Field. Dugan, who now holds the Lee-Jackson record for career points (18) and is tied for the record in career goals (13), and VMI junior goalie Jeff Neal (Severna Park, Md./Fork Union) were recipients of the Worrell-Fallon Award which is presented to the game MVP from both teams. Dugan's selection is his second in three years as a General.

VMI led the game 1-0 after one quarter, holding the Generals (13-1) scoreless throughout the first 15 minutes and receiving a goal from junior attackman Brad Muston (Novi, Mich./Novi) with just 3:21 gone-by.

The Keydets (7-6) held the lead until W&L junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) tied the game on an unassisted goal 1:42 into the second quarter. Hackney notched another unassisted tally just 49 seconds later to give the Generals a 2-1 lead with 12:29 remaining in the half.

Hackney's goals ignited W&L as it went on to score four unanswered goals over the next 5:53 to take a 6-1 lead with 6:36 remaining in the first half. VMI received a goal from sophomore midfielder Steve Schmidt (Huntington Station, N.Y./Fork Union) off an assist from Muston with 4:13 remaining in the half and another goal from junior midfielder Erik Siebert (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) with 2:52 remaining to cut the Generals' lead to 6-3.

However, Hackney tallied his third goal of the half with 6.8 seconds left to send Washington and Lee into the locker room with a 7-3 halftime advantage.

The Keydets scored the first goal of the second half with just 2:21 gone-by in the third quarter, but the Generals held VMI scoreless the rest of the way for the 10-goal victory, its 12th-straight in the series.

Hackney tallied three goals and two assists on the game, while senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) added three goals. Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made 10 saves in goal for the Generals.

VMI was led by Muston's one-goal, one-assist performance and Siebert's two goals. Neal recorded 16 saves in goal for the Keydets.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it ends its regular-season at Randolph-Macon. Faceoff is set for 4:00 pm. VMI's season ends at 7-6.

W&L 16, Hampden-Sydney 2; April 22, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) tallied four goals and two assists in leading fifth-ranked Washington and Lee to a 16-2 win over Hampden-Sydney in Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The win clinched the Generals the ODAC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

Sophomore midfielder Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) opened the scoring with 7:36 remaining in the opening period as he found the back of the net off an assist from Dugan. Dugan tallied two more goals before the half as the Generals held a 6-1 lead heading into the locker room.

W&L (12-1, 5-0) extended its lead to 11-1 after three quarters and emptied the bench during the fourth period in cruising to the the 14-goal victory, its ninth win in a row this season. In addition to Dugan's outstanding afternoon, the Generals received several stellar contributions. Junior midfielders Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) and Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) each notched four points on the day. Norton tallied three goals and one assist, while Hackney scored two goals and dished two assists. Senior attackmen Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) and Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) both totaled three points. Brown notched two goals and an assist, while Dougherty had one goal and two assists.

Hampden-Sydney (8-6, 3-3) was led by freshman attackman Chris Lucas (Fairfax Station, Va./Paul VI), who totaled one goal and one assist. He ends the season as the Tigers' leading scorer with 34 goals and 19 assists for 53 points.

Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) and senior Dan Grattan (Vienna, Va./Marshall) combined to make 12 saves in goal for W&L, while junior Scott Fava (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin) and sophomore Alexander Ayers (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) combined on 12 saves for the Tigers.

Washington and Lee will resume action next Saturday, April 29, as it hosts cross-town rival Virginia Military Institute in a 2:00 pm contest.

W&L 7, Whittier 4; April 17, 2000 -- Charlottesville, Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team improved to 11-1 on the season with a 7-4 victory over Whittier College in a game played at the University of Virginia due to poor field conditions.

W&L (11-1) opened the scoring just 3:12 into the contest when senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) connected off a feed from junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mtn. Lakes). Neither team was able to capitalize throughout the rest of the period, and the Generals entered the second quarter with the 1-0 advantage. Freshman attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) increased the W&L lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal at the 13:44 mark of the second period. Senior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside,Conn./Greenwich) added an unassisted goal of his own with 5:10 remaining in the half, upping the Generals' lead to three. The score held until the halftime break. Senior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) stopped 10 Whittier shots in the first half alone.

W&L continued its' onslaught at the start of the third quarter when Dugan found the net off a pass from Brown. The Poets (9-2) got on the scoreboard at the 6:23 mark when senior midfielder Chris Rockwell (Monkton, Md/St. Paul's) rifled a shot past Hays, cutting the lead to 4-1. Despite numerous scoring opportunities, the teams could not find the net throughout the rest of the quarter. Junior midfielder Sam Seashole (Hampstead, Md./N. Carroll) once again cut into the lead, notching an unassisted goal at the 13:49 mark. The Poets continued their torrid pace with two more goals within 4:05 of Seashole's tally, tying the score at 4-4. W&L quickly retaliated, with Dugan netting another goal at 8:30 to give W&L the lead at 5-4. The Generals netted two insurance goals within the next 1:45 to put the game away. The final period was played in a torrential downpour. With 1:22 remaining, the game was delayed for 15 minutes due to lightning in the vicinity.

W&L will return to action on Saturday, April 22, when it plays host to ODAC-rival Hampden-Sydney College in a 2:00 pm matchup.

W&L 17, Guilford 3; April 15, 2000 -- Greensboro, N.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) and sophomore Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) each notched three goals and two assists in leading Washington and Lee to a 17-3 victory over Guilford College in Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

W&L (10-1, 4-0 ODAC) struck first in the contest when Barnett converted off a feed from Hackney at the 11:43 mark of the first period. The Quakers quickly retaliated, tying the score at 1-1 on a Nate Goodman goal just 1:31 later. Senior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) once again put W&L ahead when he connected for an unassisted goal at the 4:03 mark of the opening stanza. With just one second left in the quarter, junior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) beat the buzzer with a goal off a Hackney assist, propelling the Generals to a 3-1 lead. W&L would increase the margin to 5-1 at the half.

Guilford (2-8, 0-5 ODAC) pulled within 5-2 with a goal by Colin Smith to open the second half, but the Generals quickly dismissed any upset hopes by the Quakers, scoring 10 unanswered goals for a 15-2 cushion with 10:31 left in the game. From there, W&L eased to the 14-goal victory.

W&L will return to action on Monday, April 17, when it hosts Whittier in a 3:30 pm non-conference affair.

W&L 14, Western Maryland 2; April 12, 2000 -- Westminster, Md.

WESTMINSTER, Md. -- Senior attacker Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) scored six goals in leading the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team to a 14-2 win over Western Maryland College on Wednesday afternoon.

Junior attacker Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) opened the scoring just 1:25 into the contest when he blew a shot past Western Maryland goalkeeper Brian Nottingham for a 1-0 Generals' lead. Just nine seconds later, freshman Thomas Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) scored his first career goal to move the margin to 2-0. W&L would lead 5-0 after the first period. Brown took over the game in the second quarter, as he scored four of the Generals' five goals en route to a 10-0 halftime lead. The lead would increase to as much as 13-0 with 14:15 remaining before W&L would cruise to the 14-2 victory.

Aside from Brown's heroics, W&L was led in scoring by Dugan, who amassed a goal and three assists. Juniors Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) scored two goals apiece for the Generals, while sophomore John Moore (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) added a goal and an assist. Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) played 44 scoreless minutes in goal for W&L, which improved to 9-1 on the season with the win.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday, April 15, when they travel to Guilford for a 1:00 pm Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest.

W&L 9, Lynchburg 5; April 9, 2000 -- Lynchburg, Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored three goals and junior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) scored two goals and added an assist as fifth-ranked Washington and Lee defeated 15th-ranked Lynchburg, 9-5, in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon.

W&L took an early 1-0 lead with 4:00 gone-by in the first quarter as senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) picked up a failed clear attempt by the Hornets and scored unassisted in front of the goal.

Lynchburg would then answer as junior attackman Josh Paris (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) scored off an assist from junior attackman Steve Morris (Alexandria, Va./Edison) just 42 seconds later to knot the score at 1-1.

W&L (8-1, 3-0) surged to a 3-1 lead at the end of the first period as junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) scored off an assist from Norton and senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) scored an unassisted goal.

After the two teams traded goals, the Hornets (6-3, 3-2) tied the score at 4-4 with 3:06 remaining in the second quarter as sophomore midfielder Rob Onda (Sykesville, Md./South Carroll) scored a pair of goals, one assisted by freshman midfielder Andy Sinclair (Maitland, Fla./Winterpark).

However, W&L would go into the halftime with a 5-4 lead as Dougherty scored his second goal of the day with 1:49 left before the break.

The Generals scored the first two goals of the second half to assume a 7-4 advantage with 1:29 gone-by in the half as Norton and Dugan notched unassisted tallies. After a goal by Lynchburg junior midfielder Jason Jeffries (Alexandria, Va./Edison) which cut the Generals' lead to 7-5 with 5:11 left in the third quarter, Dugan and Norton struck again as each tallied a goal in the final 8:40 of the game to put the contest out of reach.

Junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Towson) made seven saves for W&L, while senior netminder Mike Huck (Towson/Loch Raven) posted 12 saves for the Hornets.

For the game, W&L outshot Lynchburg, 40-22, and held a 44-27 advantage in ground balls.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday afternoon as it travels to Westminster, Md., for a 3:30 pm contest with Western Maryland.

W&L 16, Roanoke 12; March 29, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored six goals and assisted on another to help lead fourth-ranked Washington and Lee to a 16-12 win over Roanoke in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals surged to an early 5-2 lead after the first quarter, however, the Maroons charged back in the second quarter to with five straight goals, two by freshman attackman Andy Bonasera (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington), to take a 7-5 lead with 8:10 remaining in the half. W&L then responded with three unanswered goals of its own to claim an 8-7 lead with 5:29 left in the second quarter. Roanoke again answered, knotting the score at 8-8 on a goal by sophomore midfielder Daryl Pinto (Lincoln, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) off an assist from Bonasera with 3:17 remaining in the half.

The Generals (7-1, 2-0) climbed back in front by a 9-8 count as junior midfielder Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) tallied a goal off an assist from senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) with 2:53 left in the half. That score would hold as both teams headed to the locker rooms.

The Maroons (3-3, 1-1) tied the game at 9-9 with the first tally of the second half as senior midfielder Jim Cappellett (Little River, S.C./Vestal) scored off an assist from Pinto 4:21 into the third quarter.

However, W&L senior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) answered with an unassisted goal just 1:35 later to give the Generals the lead for good at 10-9.

The Maroons climbed back to within one goal at 12-11 with 12:31 remaining in the fourth quarter, but Dugan scored three goals after that point to seal the win for W&L.

For W&L, Dougherty notched one goal and four assists on the day, while junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's), senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson), and freshman midfielder John Moore (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll School) each tallied two goals. Junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made five saves in goal.

Bonasera led the Maroons with five goals and three assists, while junior attackman David Taylor (Butler, Md./St. Paul's), junior midfielder Neil Adam (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional), and Cappellett each scored two goals. Freshman goalie Tim Morse (Santa Fe, N.M./Tabor Academy) stopped 12 W&L shots in goal.

For the game, the Generals outshot Roanoke, 51-23, and won 25 of 32 faceoffs. Washington and Lee will return to action on April 9 as it travels to Lynchburg for a 2:00 pm contest with the Hornets.

W&L 22, Virginia Wesleyan 4; March 25, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) accounted for one goal and five assists to help lead fifth-ranked Washington and Lee to a 22-4 win over Virginia Wesleyan in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

The Generals surged out to a quick 5-0 lead with 4:22 gone-by in the first quarter. The Blue Marlins had not possessed the ball on their offensive end for even one possession to that point. The lead would grow to 7-0 with 2:23 remaining in the opening quarter before Virginia Wesleyan senior midfielder Art Hamilton (Alexandria, Va./Robert E. Lee) got the Blue Marlins (3-4, 0-1) on the board with an unassisted goal with 19 seconds remaining in the first.

From there, the Generals (6-1, 1-0) would go on to reel off six goals in a row to assume a 13-1 lead with 4:25 remaining in the half before Hamilton scored another unassisted tally to make the score 13-2 at the half. The Generals would cruise from there for the 18-goal win.

Senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) notched four goals and two assists, while junior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) scored four goals. Junior midfielder Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes), and senior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) each chipped in with three goals for the Generals. Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola), senior Dan Grattan (Vienna, Va./Marshall), and freshman Brandon Ross (Harwood, Md./St. Albans) combined to stop nine shots in goal for W&L.

Virginia Wesleyan was led by Hamilton, who scored three goals. Sophomore goalie Jeff Trench (Rehoboth, Del./Cape Henlopen) posted 19 saves for the Marlins.

Washington and Lee held a 59-19 advantage in shots and won 21 of 27 faceoffs during the game.

The Generals will return to action on Wednesday afternoon as they host arch-rival Roanoke in a 3:30 pm contest.

W&L 17, Franklin & Marshall 10; March 18, 2000 -- Lancaster, Pa.

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Junior attackman Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) scored four goals and dished out two assists to help lead the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team to a 17-10 win over Franklin & Marshall College on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (5-1) opened the scoring just :34 seconds into the contest when senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) scored off an assist from senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola). The Diplomats retaliated, tying the contest on a goal from Greg Iury at the 8:39 mark. Just :51 seconds later, Norton put the Generals ahead to stay, tallying an unassisted goal. Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) found the net for the first of his four goals just :12 seconds after Norton, increasing the lead to 3-1. The teams then traded goals, ending the first period with Washington and Lee ahead by a count of 4-2.

W&L poured it on in the second quarter, tallying seven goals en route to an 11-5 lead at halftime. Dugan opened the second half with back-to-back goals, giving W&L what proved to be its' largest lead of the contest at 13-5 with 13:36 remaining in the third. From there, W&L would cruise to the win.

Dugan, Norton, and junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) led the Generals with four goals apiece. Brown notched three goals, while Dougherty added one goal and four assists. Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made seven saves in goal for the Generals.

F&M (1-3) was led by Bryan Nolan and Brendan Bigos, each of whom amassed two goals and one assist. Bob Michel and David Kahn combined to stop 14 W&L shots in goal for the Diplomats. W&L will return to action on Saturday, March 25, when it hosts Virginia Wesleyan in a 1:30 pm contest on Wilson Field.

W&L 23, Dickinson 0; March 15, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) tallied a career-high nine points on six goals and three assists to help lead fifth-ranked Washington and Lee to a 23-0 win over Dickinson on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals (4-1) outshot the Red Devils (0-3) 78-7 in producing their first shutout since a 23-0 win over Shenandoah during the 1993 season.

Brown got W&L off to an early start by notching four first quarter goals, two off assists from junior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall). Norton also collected a pair of goals during the opening period to give W&L a 6-0 lead heading into the second quarter.

The lead swelled to 14-0 at the half as Brown and Norton kept the pressure on. Norton notched a goal and an assist in the second quarter, while Brown tallied one assist. W&L would rest its regulars in the second half in producing the 23-goal win.

Senior attackman Andrew Jones (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) and junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) each totaled three goals. Dugan also added an assist in the contest.

Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola), senior Dan Grattan (Vienna, Va./Marshall), and freshman Brandon Ross (Harwood, Md./St. Albans) combined in goal to produce the shutout. Each made two saves.

Sophomore James Rankin (Southport, Conn./Middlesex) stopped 20 shots in 56 minutes of action in goal for the Red Devils.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday as it travels to Franklin & Marshall for a 2:00 pm contest.

Gettysburg 6, W&L 4; March 12, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Fourth-ranked Gettysburg held second-ranked Washington and Lee to just eight shots and one goal in the second half in defeating the Generals, 6-4, on Sunday afternoon in Lexington, Va. The game marked the first time W&L has lost when allowing eight goals or less since the 1993 season.

Washington and Lee struck first in the contest as sophomore midfielder Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) scored off an assist from senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) with 8:50 remaining in the first quarter. The Bullets then knotted the score at 1-1 on an unassisted goal by senior midfielder Mark Pollak (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) just 1:12 later. Gettysburg then took a 2-1 lead into the second quarter as sophomore midfielder Wes Cadman (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) scored off an assist from senior attackman Ross Garretson (New Hope, Pa./Germantown Academy) with 1:07 left in the opening quarter.

W&L would strike just 1:59 into the second quarter as junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored off an assist from junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) to tie the game at 2-2. Gettysburg then retaliated with 9:30 remaining in the first half as junior midfielder Tommy Pearce (Chestertown, Md./Woodberry Forest) scored off an assist from sophomore attackman Pete Milliman (Rochester, N.Y./Canterbury) to give the Bullets a 3-2 advantage. However, the Generals (3-1) would knot the score again as Dugan found the back of the net off an assist from Dougherty. The score would remain 3-3 as the teams headed to the locker rooms.

Once again, Gettysburg (2-0) struck first and took a 4-3 lead with 9:55 remaining in the third quarter as Garretson tallied an unassisted goal. The Generals then tied the game again, this time on a goal by senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) off an assist from sophomore midfielder David Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) as time expired in the third quarter.

Gettysburg once again forged ahead (5-4) with just 1:04 gone in the fourth quarter as sophomore attackman Ric Bremer (Ridgefield, Conn./John Jay) scored off an assist from senior defensemen Adam Aiello (South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville). The Bullets then held the Generals scoreless and added an insurance goal by Pearce with 46 second left to walk away with the 6-4 win, their first against the Generals in their last five tries.

Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made 12 saves in goal for the Generals, while senior Andrew Barter (North Brookfield, Mass./Tabor Academy) stopped nine shots for Gettysburg.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it hosts Dickinson College in a 3:00 pm contest.

W&L 10, Washington (Md.) 8; Mar. 4, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Fifth-ranked Washington and Lee surged to a 7-1 halftime advantage and held off a furious second half rally by sixth-ranked Washington College for a 10-8 win over the Shoremen on Saturday afternoon. The win makes head coach Jim Stagnitta (109-39) the winningest lacrosse coach in W&L history, surpassing Jack Emmer (1973-83).

W&L (3-0) went up top 4-0 with 13:24 remaining in the first half on a pair of goals by senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) and one each by senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) and junior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall).

Washington (0-1) retaliated on a goal by senior midfielder J.D. Radebaugh (Freeland, Md./Boys' Latin) off an assist from senior midfielder Kevin Dorst (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) with 6:33 left in the half to cut the W&L lead to 4-1.

The Generals then reeled off three goals in the final 4:49, one by sophomore midfielder John Moore (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll), and two by Brown, to take to 7-1 halftime lead.

Washington then began its comeback. Senior midfielder Owen Mulhern (Havertown, Pa./Trinity-Pawling) scored a goal off an assist from sophomore attackman Jon Fellows (Millington, Md./Kent County) with 12:57 left in the third period and Radebaugh added a pair of goals in the next 10:52 to cut the Generals lead to just 7-4 with 2:05 left in the third. However, Brown would add another goal for W&L with :35 remaining in the period to give the Generals an 8-4 edge heading into the final quarter.

In the fourth, W&L struck first as junior midfielder Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) scored off an assist from Norton with 13:33 remaining to give the Generals a 9-4 lead.

The Shoremen came back with a goal by Fellows just 18 seconds later and a goal by Radebaugh just 18 seconds after that to slice the W&L lead to 9-6. Mulhern then tallied his second goal of the day with 10:59 remaining and freshman attackman Eric Kuehn (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) scored off an assist from Dorst with 9:24 remaining to make the score 9-8 in favor of W&L.

Dougherty notched his third goal of the day with 7:14 remaining to give W&L a 10-8 lead and the defense would stiffen to hold the Shoremen scoreless for the duration of the game. Dougherty led the Generals with three goals and three assists, while Brown tallied four goals. Norton notched one goal and three assists, while junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) added a pair of assists. Junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) notched eight saves in goal.

Radebaugh scored four goals and Mulhern totaled two goals and an assist to lead the Shoremen. Sophomores John Chrismer (Darlington, Md./John Carroll) and Ray Pagano (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) combined to make nine saves in goal.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Sunday, Mar. 12, as it hosts third-ranked Gettysburg in a 1:00 pm contest.

W&L 23, Greensboro 7; Feb. 26, 2000 -- Greensboro, N.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored five goals and dished out five assists to help lead the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team to a 23-7 win over Greensboro College on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (2-0) opened the game with three consecutive goals, two by Dugan, for a 3-0 lead just 6:35 into the contest. A John Neff goal got the Pride on the board, but the Generals would answer with three straight scores en route to an 11-2 halftime advantage.

Dugan scored the first two goals of the second half, putting W&L ahead 13-2 with 8:57 remaining in the third period. From there, the Generals would cruise to the 16-goal victory.

Junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) chipped in four goals and an assist, while senior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside, Conn./Greenwich) added three goals. Other Generals with multiple goals included senior midfielder John Moore (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) with two goals and an assist along with junior attackman Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and sophomore midfielder Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) with two apiece.

Greensboro (0-1) was led by Bill Zopp, who scored three goals. Matt Riordan chipped in with two goals of his own.

Three W&L goaltenders combined to make 8 saves for the Generals.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday, March 4, as it hosts Washington College in a 1:30 pm contest at Wilson Field.

W&L 17, Elmira 7; Feb. 23, 2000 -- Lexington, Va.

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored four goals and dished out two assists to help lead the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team to a 17-7 win over Elmira College in the season-opener for both teams.

The Generals (1-0) surged to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter before senior midfielder Sparky Brooks (Marblehead, Mass./Proctor) put Elmira on the board off an assist from senior attackman Jeff Franey (Burlington, Ont./Lord Elgin) with 1:46 remaining. However, the Generals would then score five consecutive goals, three by Dugan, to take a 9-1 lead with 9:59 left in the first half. W&L led 10-3 at the break.

The two teams traded a pair of goals in the third period, before the Generals went on a four-goal tear to take a 16-5 lead with 5:46 remaining in the game.

Senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) notched two goals and and four assists, while senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) tallied three goals and an assist. Junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) added two goals and an assist in the win.

Elmira (0-1) was led by Franey, who scored two goals and netted an assist. Senior attackman Pat Sullivan (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) scored a pair of goals, while Brooks tallied one goal and an assist.

Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made 10 saves in goal for the Generals, while senior Darrern Burrell (Severn, Md./Meade) made 12 stops in goal for Elmira.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it travels to Greensboro College for a 1:00 pm match-up with the Pride.