F&M Drops W&L Men's Lacrosse, 13-9

F&M Drops W&L Men's Lacrosse, 13-9

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall scored six second-quarter goals en route to a 13-9 win over Washington and Lee in men's lacrosse action on Saturday at Tylus Field. 

The Diplomats (2-2) carried a 1-0 lead into the second period on the strength of a goal by sophomore midfielder Mike Wasik off an assist from sophomore attackman Sean Rogers at the 9:16 mark.

Goals by junior midfielder Brendan Kenavan and junior attackman Mike Rama scored in a span of 1:45 gave F&M a 3-0 lead at the 11:38 mark, but the Generals (2-2) got on the board with 7:54 left in half when junior midfielder Joe Perrella (Larkspur, Calif. / Redwood) scored man-up from senior midfielder Christian Zanetis (Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset).

The Diplomats then assumed control of the contest with four goals in the final 6:23 of the half, the last of which was scored by Rama off an assist from Rogers with two seconds remaining, for a 7-1 advantage at the break.

The W&L offense came to life during the third period of play, scoring four goals to match the F&M scoring in the quarter.  Perrella scored his second man-up goal from Zanetis and sophomore attackman Sam Dardani (Waccabuc, N.Y. / Westminster) tallied one goal and one assist to make it an 11-5 game entering the final quarter. 

A man-up goal from Whit Griffin (Richmond, Va. / Collegiate) off another Zanetis assist cut it to a five-goal game (11-6) with 13:55 left to play, but two straight tallies by F&M stretched the lead out to 13-6 at the 5:56 mark.  W&L ended the game with three goals, including a man-down goal by Zanetis with 1:04 left to provide the final margin.

Franklin & Marshall held a 32-28 advantage in shots and a 40-31 edge in ground balls.  W&L won 14-of-25 faceoffs.

Perrella scored two goals and Zanetis had one goal and three assists to lead the W&L offense.  Dardani and Griffin totaled one goal and one assist each.  Senior Wyatt Devine (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Academy) played majority of the game in goal, recording four saves with 13 goals allowed in 58:56.  Sophomore Nic Peterson (Scottsdale, Ariz. / Culver Academy) played the final 1:04 without facing a shot.

Rama led the Diplomats with four goals and one assist.  Rogers had one goal and three assists, while Kenavan had two goals and one assist.  Sophomore Thomas More played the entire contest in goal and posted eight saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Mary Washington for a 7:00 pm contest.

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