April 21, 2012

Heinsohn's Four Goals Lift W&L Men's Lax to an OT Win at R-MC

ASHLAND, Va. – Junior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) scored unassisted 1:58 into overtime to lift the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team to a 14-13 victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday at West Field.

The Generals trailed 12-9 with 8:46 left in the game, but scored four of the final five goals in regulation to force overtime.  Heinsohn started the W&L (8-8, 3-4) rally when he scored off an assist from junior midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) with 7:38 left in the fourth quarter.  Sophomore midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) won the ensuing faceoff and scored unassisted just 22 seconds later to pull the Generals within 12-11.

Junior midfielder Will Garrett (Purcellville, Va./Highland School) knotted the game on a goal off a feed from junior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) at 4:31 and W&L took its first lead since the opening minutes when Meehan scored man-up from first-year attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Point Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) with 3:11 left.

The W&L lead lasted all of 31 seconds, before Randolph-Macon (9-7, 3-4) sophomore attackman Brett Austin scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Jason Andrews to tie the game at 13-13.  The Generals had several shots at the end of regulation, but could not produce the game-winner before the extra session.

A four-goal run by the Yellow Jackets broke open a 2-2 game late in the first quarter and Randolph-Macon held the advantage until Garrett tied the contest with 4:31 left.

Heinsohn was the Generals' leading scorer, tallying a career-high four goals and one assist.  Meehan posted three goals, while Dabir notched two goals and one assist.  Mitchell logged one goal and one assist, and won 21-of-27 faceoffs.  First-year Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) played all 60 minutes in goal and registered 10 saves.

Randolph-Macon was led by senior attackman Jake Leddy's three goals and one assist.  Senior attackman Tyler Midwinter registered two goals and four assists, and senior goalkeeper Jason Crawford posted nine saves while playing the duration in goal.

Washington and Lee will now wait to see what its seeding will be for the ODAC Tournament which begins on Wednesday.

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