LEXINGTON, Va. – The 11th-ranked Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team used a pair of four-goal runs sandwiched around a single tally by Virginia Wesleyan for an 11-5 victory over the Marlins in the ODAC-opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.
The Generals (7-1, 1-0) trailed 2-1 late in the first quarter, but a pair of goals by junior attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) in a span of 1:28 gave W&L a 3-2 lead with 2:14 left in the first quarter. Senior midfielder Logan Bartlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) also scored consecutive goals at 13:21 and 8:51 of the second period to give W&L a 5-2 advantage.
Virginia Wesleyan (5-3, 0-1) made it 5-3 on a goal by sophomore attackman Adam Nycz (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois) off an assist by senior midfielder Jed Lynch (Salem, Va./Salem), but the Generals went on another four-goal run aided by one goal and two assists from Daw and senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) for a 9-3 lead with 13:31 left in the fourth quarter. Each team added two more goals for the final margin.
Washington and Lee was paced by Daw and first-year attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy), who totaled three goals and two assists each. Keigler posted one goal and five assists, while Bartlett amassed three goals and one helper. Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) played all 60 minutes in goal for W&L and recorded seven saves.
The Marlins were led by senior attackman Tim Homa (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven), who registered three goals. Lynch added two assists and junior Tyler Keech (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) logged all 60 minutes in goal and recorded 14 saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday as it takes on fifth-ranked Middlebury at Georgetown University. Opening faceoff is slated for 7:00 pm.
Mac Means 3; Spence Daw 3; Logan Bartlett 3; Will Keigler 1; Max Mancuso 1.
Will Keigler 5; Spence Daw 2; Mac Means 2; Logan Bartlett 1.
Tim Homa 3; Adam Nycz 1; Kyle Wright 1.
Jed Lynch 2; Russ Kok 1; Travis Puls 1.
Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 7 Saves, 5 GA
Tyler Keech (VWC) – 60:00, 14 Saves, 11 GA