March 31, 2012

W&L Men's Lacrosse Cruises to a 21-2 win over Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team snapped a two-game losing streak, producing a season-best for goals scored in a 21-2 win over Randolph College on Saturday afternoon at WildCat Stadium.

The Generals (6-6, 2-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead as first-year attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) fed junior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) for a pair of goals in the opening 7:45 of the game.

Randolph (3-8, 0-4) got on the board at the 6:07 mark of the opening period when junior midfielder Jon O'Hara found the net unassisted.  The Generals then closed the first quarter with five straight goals, including a goal and an assist each by Dabir and first-year attackman Tyler Goldman (Port Washington, N.Y./Loomis Chaffee), for a 7-1 lead after the first 15 minutes of play.

W&L added five more tallies by five different players in the second quarter for a 12-1 lead at halftime.  The Generals then saw six different players score goals in the third quarter for an 18-1 lead following 45 minutes of play in cruising to the win.

Washington and Lee held advantages of 54-12 in shots, 64-40 in ground balls and 18-9 in faceoffs.  The Generals were led by Means, who totaled five goals and two assists.  Dabir posted two goals and four helpers, while first-year midfielder Garrett Paglia (Forest Hill, Md./Gilman) notched three goals.  Goldman registered two goals and two assists, and senior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) had two goals.  First-year Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) started and played the opening 30 minutes in goal, recording one save with one goal allowed.  Sophomore Dylan Florig (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional) played the third quarter without facing a shot and sophomore Patrick Jennings (Reisterstown, Md./Boys' Latin) was in goal for the final 15 minutes, allowing one goal with no saves.

O'Hara led the WildCats with two goals, while senior goalkeeper Kevin McCracken played all 60 minutes in goal, making 17 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts 13th-ranked Roanoke for a 7:00 pm contest.

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