W&L Men's Lacrosse Defeats Ferrum, 28-0

Garrett Mize

FERRUM, Va. – The 18th-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team tied the program record for consecutive ODAC regular-season victories with a 28-0 win over Ferrum on Saturday evening at W.B. Adams Stadium.

The win was W&L's 17th straight against ODAC regular-season competition, tying the mark set across the 1998-2001 seasons.  The Generals' last ODAC regular-season loss occurred on Apr. 22, 2017, a 15-14 setback at Roanoke College.  All told, the Blue & White has claimed 34 of its last 36 regular-season conference contests.

A total of 17 different players scored Saturday for W&L (9-4, 6-0), which led 14-0 at the break.  The Generals' defense allowed just seven shots for the game en route to posting their first shutout since a 19-0 win over Guilford during the 2002 campaign.  W&L held advantages of 65-7 in shots, 42-12 in ground balls and 29-3 in faceoffs.

Senior attackman A.J. Witherell (Wilmington, Del. / Salesianum) paced the Blue & White in scoring with four goals and one assist.  He how has 287 career points, just four points away from breaking Matt Dugan's '01 program scoring record (290).

First-year attackman Garrett Mize (Dallas, Texas / St. Mark's) tallied three goals and one helper, while sophomore midfielder Stuart Greenspon (Aldie, Va. / Episcopal) notched three goals.  Junior midfielder Hudson Hamill (Darien, Conn. / Darien) amassed two goals and two assists, and sophomore midfielder Ben Mulholland (Sewickley, Pa. / Sewickley Academy) registered two goals and one assist.  Junior midfielder Jed Londrey (Richmond, Va. / Collegiate) and first-year midfielder Braden Rhone (Dallas, Texas / Episcopal) added two goals as well.

Four goalkeepers played for the Generals, with sophomore Jack Taylor (Baltimore, Md. / Saint Paul's) starting and playing the first half to earn the win.  Junior Matt Lanigan (Basking Ridge, N.J. / Oratory Prep), sophomore Will Atkins (Washington, D.C. / St. Albans) and first-year Nick Spagnoletti (Madison, N.J. / Madison) combined to play the final 30 minutes, making two saves between them. 

Senior Koby McMahon played all 60 minutes in goal for the Panthers (1-13, 0-7), recording 14 saves.

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

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