LEXINGTON, Va. – Hampden-Sydney jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back in claiming a 13-10 victory over 13th-ranked Washington and Lee in ODAC men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.
Sophomore attackman Micah Keller (Richmond, Va./Christchurch) scored a pair of goals 52 seconds apart to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead at the 7:23 mark of the first period. Sophomore attackman Ben Clarke (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) added another goal at the 5:29 mark for a 3-0 lead.
The Generals (8-3, 2-1) got on the board with 13 seconds remaining in the opening period on a goal by junior midfielder Mark Wachtmeister (Wellesley, Mass./Belmont Hill) off a feed from first-year midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman), but the Tigers scored three of the next four goals, including another by Keller, to assume a 7-2 lead with 4:26 left in the half. W&L then received goals from junior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) and senior midfielder Logan Bartlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) to close to within 7-4 at the break.
Each team would score two goals in the third period, but Hampden-Sydney (6-3, 1-1) opened the fourth quarter by scoring four of the first five goals to push out to a 13-7 lead with 4:55 remaining.
W&L would stage a late rally, scoring three goals in the final 3:51, but could get no closer than the final margin.
The Generals held a 36-26 advantage in shots and a 32-30 edge in ground balls. However, W&L was just 11-of-17 on clears and committed 19 turnovers.
Bartlett led W&L with a career-high four goals, while senior attackman Will Keigler and Koeneman each posted one goal and two assists. Senior midfielder Max Mancuso (Northport, N.Y./Northport) chipped in one goal and one helper. Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) played the first 53:04 in goal and surrendered 12 goals with four saves. Junior Ned Lundvall (Richmond, Va./Gilman) played the final 6:56 and had one save with one goal allowed.
Clarke paced the Tigers with four goals, while Keller had three goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Kyle Jett (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond Suffolk) registered two goals and one helper and junior midfielder Cole Hawthorne (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) added one goal and two assists. Senior Mark Bagby (Boston, Mass./Marshfield) played all 60 minutes in goal and logged seven saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Guilford College for a 1:00 pm contest.
Logan Bartlett 4; Drew Koeneman 1; Will Keigler 1; Max Mancuso 1; Spence Daw 1; Mac Means 1; Mark Wachtmeister 1.
Will Keigler 2; Drew Koeneman 2; Cooper Brown 1; Max Mancuso 1.
Ben Clarke 4; Micah Keller 3; Kyle Jett 2; Cole Hawthorne 1; Carter Mavromatis 1; Ryan Martin 1; Whit Kelley 1.
Cole Hawthorne 2; Kyle Jett 1; Micah Keller 1.
Matt Mason (W&L) - 53:04, 4 Saves, 12 GA
Ned Lundvall (W&L) - 6:56, 1 Save, 1 GA
Mark Bagby (H-SC) - 60:00, 7 Saves, 10 GA
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