March 21, 2012

W&L Men's Lacrosse Defeats Guilford, 14-5

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Washington and Lee used a seven-goal run over the third and fourth periods to pull away for a 14-5 win over Guilford in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening at the Armfield Athletic Center.

The Generals (5-4, 1-1) opened the scoring 5:54 into the game when junior midfielder Will Garrett (Purcellville, Va./Highland School) scored unassisted.  W&L then scored a pair of man-up goals for a 3-0 lead after the first quarter.  Junior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) found the net unassisted at 8:11 and senior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) scored off an assist from junior midfielder Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) at 2:54.

Guilford (6-3, 1-1) posted three goals around single scores from Means and Meehan to close to within 5-3 with 6:57 left in the first half.  However, the Generals ended the half with tallies by Switala and Meehan for a 7-3 lead at the break.

The Quakers opened the second half scoring when junior midfielder Taylor Teodosio scored man-up off a feed from sophomore midfielder Chase Clausen just 1:47 into the third period.

W&L then gained control of the contest by scoring the game's next seven goals for a commanding 14-4 lead with 5:39 remaining in the game.  First-year attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) scored two goals during the run, while senior midfielder Sam Mott (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) scored one goal and assisted on one other.

Nine different players found the net for W&L led by Meehan, who posted three goals and one assist.  Means, Dabir and Garrett each registered two goals, while Mott and Switala had one goal and one assist each.  Junior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant School) chipped in a pair of assists. Sophomore midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) once again dominated at the faceoff X, winning 11-of-18 draws.

Sophomore Patrick Jennings (Reisterstown, Md./Boys' Latin) played the opening 52:30 in goal for W&L, recording five saves with four goals allowed.  First-year Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) played the final 7:30 between the pipes, making four saves with one goal allowed.

Guilford was paced by senior attackman Greg Nash and Clausen, who notched one goal and one assist apiece.  First-year goalkeeper Thomas Deane played all 60 minutes and booked 13 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to sixth-ranked Lynchburg College for a 7:00 pm contest.

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