April 23, 2014

W&L Men's Lacrosse Runs Past Hornets, 21-6

LEXINGTON, Va. – The 20th-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team saw 15 different players score a goal in posting a 21-6 victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.

The Generals (10-5, 7-1) led just 2-1 with 5:30 left in the first quarter, but scored the next 16 goals to assume an 18-1 lead with 14:53 left in the game.  For the second straight outing, W&L produced a nine-goal quarter, notching nine in the third period alone.

Senior attackman Sean Gebhard (Fox Point, Wisc./Marquette University School) led the way with three goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) recorded two goals and two assists.

Neither team looked sharp in the early going and the two squads combined for 58 turnovers in the game, 29 for each team.  The Generals held a 65-16 advantage on shots after controlling possession for much of the game by holding a 63-28 advantage on ground balls and winning 25-of-30 faceoffs in the contest.  W&L also limited the Hornets (6-11, 2-7) to just 14-of-30 on clears.

Junior attackman Cam Lewis (Chapel Hill, N.C./Durham Academy) and first-year attackman Chris Comerford (Manhasset, N.Y./Chaminade) tallied two goals and one assists each, and junior midfielder Garrett Paglia (Forest Hill, Md./Gilman) added two scores as well.  Sophomore attackman Austin Tamayo (Oviedo, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) chipped in one goal and two helpers.

Junior attackmen Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) contributed one goal and one assist to become the 18th player in school history with 150 career points.  He now has 151 points on 93 goals and 58 assists.  Senior midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) did much of the damage at the faceoff X, winning 15-of-16 draws taken.

Junior Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep), sophomore Wyatt Devine (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) and first-year Jason Cleary (Littleton, Colo./Mullen) all played in goal for W&L.  Berenis made four saves with one goal allowed in 38:57, while Devine made one save with three goals allowed in 15:20.  Cleary played the final 5:43, allowing two goals with no saves.

Shenandoah scored four goals in the final 8:59 of the game and was led by first-year attackman Drew Brooks (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown), who totaled three goals and two assists.  First-year attackman Stephen LaTona (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) notched two goals as well.  First-year Ben Judy (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) played all 60 minutes between the pipes, logging 18 saves.

Washington and Lee finishes the regular season on Saturday by hosting Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm contest.

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