ASHLAND, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team ended a four-game skid with a 14-7 win over Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Day Field.
After the Yellow Jackets (4-4, 0-1) grabbed a 1-0 lead with a goal by junior midfielder Dan Gallucci at the 10:23 mark of the first quarter, the Generals (3-4, 1-0) scored 12 unanswered goals over the first, second and third periods to grab a 12-1 lead entering the final quarter of play.
Junior attackman Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham Academy) got the rally started with a goal off an assist from junior attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) at 3:20 of the opening period. Senior midfielder Jack Reuter (Rockville Center, N.Y./Chaminade) then gave W&L the lead when he scored unassisted with just 15 seconds left in the first quarter.
Senior attackman Sean Gebhard (Fox Point, Wis./Marquette University School) opened the second period with an unassisted man-up goal at 12:35 and four different goal scorers followed as the Generals rolled to a 7-1 halftime advantage.
W&L scored five more tallies in the third quarter, including man-up goals by Gebhard and senior midfielder Tim Werner (Westfield, N.J./St. Anne's-Belfield), to produce the 12-1 lead.
Randolph-Macon seized momentum back early in the fourth quarter, scoring four goals in the first 4:30 of the final quarter to make it a 12-5 game with 10:30 left to play. W&L stopped the run with a goal by senior midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) to make it 13-5 and the Yellow Jackets added two scores around a single tally by sophomore midfielder Max Hutson (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) for the final margin.
The Generals held a 45-26 advantage on shots, while R-MC had the edge in ground balls (40-37) and faceoffs (14-9).
Reuter paced the W&L offense with three goals, while Wood had two goals and one assist. Lewis and Gebhard both scored two goals and Dabir notched a pair of assists. Junior Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) played the first 30 minutes in goal and recorded eight saves with one goal allowed. Sophomore Wyatt Devine (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) played the final 30 minutes, notching one save.
Randolph-Macon was led by sophomore attackman Ryan Davidson's two goals. Gallucci and senior midfielder Justin Butler added one goal and one assist each. First-year Brian Davies played the first 39:16 in goal, making 11 saves with 12 goals allowed. Sophomore Thomas Smith played the remaining 20:44, totaling one stop.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Sewanee for a 5:00 pm contest.