LEXINGTON, Va. – The 10th-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team scored its most goals in a game since the 1997 season in posting a 27-1 ODAC victory over Bridgewater on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.
The 27 goals rank fifth all-time for goals in a game and are the most since the Generals defeated Goucher by a score of 29-5 midway through the 2007 campaign.
W&L (10-2, 4-1) scored six goals in the opening quarter led by a pair of tallies from sophomore attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) and one goal and one assist each from senior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and senior midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman).
The Generals added seven more scores in the second period, including two goals by sophomore attackman Alex Owen (Westwood, Mass./Noble and Greenough). The Eagles (3-6, 0-4) notched their lone tally in the second quarter as first-year midfielder Thomas Maher (Shirley, N.Y./Longwood) found the net unassisted at the 10:24 mark.
Means began the third period with a pair of goals in the opening 5:33, while six other players found rope for a single tally as W&L compiled eight goals in the quarter for a 21-1 lead entering the final quarter.
In the final 15 minutes of action, first-year attackman Jake Glancy (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep) notched two goals and one assist, while first-year attackman Chris Rusbuldt (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) added a pair of scores to lead the fourth quarter scoring.
For the game, the Generals held a 61-11 advantage on shots and a 56-26 edge in ground balls. W&L also won 22-of-32 faceoffs led by junior midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), who won 11-of-15 draws.
Means finished the game with three goals and one assist, while Dabir and sophomore midfielder Garrett Paglia (Forest Hill, Md./Gilman) each totaled three goals. Brown posted two goals and two assists, and senior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant), sophomore attackman Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham Academy), Glancy and Rusbuldt all finished with two goals and one assist. In goal, sophomore Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep), junior Dylan Florig (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional) and first-year Wyatt Devine (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) combined to make five saves.
First-year Shane Trost (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia) played all 60 minutes in goal for Bridgewater, making 13 saves.
Washington and Lee will now break for finals before returning to action on April 13 when it hosts Randolph for a 1:00 pm contest.