W&L MEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO LIMESTONE, 7-6, IN OVERTIME

LEXINGTON, Va. — Sophomore midfielder Nolan Heavenor (Victoria, B.C./Spectrum) found the net off an assist by freshman attackman David Wooster (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) with 1:33 remaining in overtime to lift Limestone to a 7-6 overtime victory over Washington and Lee in men's lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Limestone (12-2) broke a 2-2 halftime tie with three straight goals to start the third period following a 20 minute delay for lightning. Junior attackman Jason Randolph (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) scored one goal, while Wooster scored two during the three-goal run. The Generals (9-5) responded as sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) scored an extra-man goal off an assist by junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) with 6:10 remaining in the third period. W&L then tied the game at 5-5 as senior midfielder Rob Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) scored unassisted and junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) found rope off an assist by Molinelli.

Wooster scored unassisted with 3:12 remaining in the game, but the Generals again tied it as junior midfielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) scored off a Molinelli feed with 40 seconds remaining.

The game featured another lightning delay before the start of overtime. In the extra frame, W&L won the faceoff and controlled the early part of the period without a shot. Following a W&L turnover, Heavenor's goal out of the offensive set was the game-winner.

W&L was led by Molinelli's one goal and three assists. Martin tallied one goal and one assist, while junior goalie Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) posted nine saves.

Wooster led the Saints with four goals and one assist. Senior goalie Matt Malloy (Crofton, Md./Arundel) stopped seven shots in net.

The loss ended W&L's regular season. The Generals will now wait to see if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 OT TOTAL
Limestone (12-2) 0 2 3 1 1 7
Washington and Lee (9-5) 2 0 1 3 0 6

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Matt Fink 2, Dustin Martin 1, Gavin Molinelli 1, Rob Brown 1, Mark McLewee 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Gavin Molinelli 3, Dustin Martin 1.
LC GOALS: David Wooster 4, Patrick Cardiff 1, Jason Randolph 1, Nolan Heavenor 1.
LC ASSISTS: David Wooster 1.

GOALTENDING:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 62:27, 7 GA, 9 Saves
Matt Malloy (LC) 62:27, 6 GA, 7 Saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
LC 30, W&L 25
Ground Balls, W&L 39, LC 33
Penalty Minutes, LC 2 for 2:00, W&L 3 for 2:30
Extra Man, LC 1-for-3, W&L 2-for-2
Faceoffs, W&L 11, LC 6
Clears, W&L 7 of 12, LC 12 of 15


W&L FALLS IN ODAC TITLE GAME, 6-5, TO LYNCHBURG IN OVERTIME

LEXINGTON, Va. — Lynchburg's Kevin Reinecke scored off an assist by Paul Venturella with nine seconds remaining in overtime to lift the third-seeded Hornets to a 6-5 win over Washington and Lee in the ODAC men's lacrosse tournament championship game. The win gave Lynchburg its first-ever ODAC Championship.

The game remained nip-and-tuck throughout as neither team led by more than one goal. The Generals (9-4) claimed a 3-2 halftime lead as junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) scored unassisted with 9:01 remaining in the second period to break a 2-2 deadlock.

The Hornets (12-4) assumed a 4-3 lead with 2:33 remaining in the third period as Billy McCulloch and Reinecke found the net, but the Generals knotted the score at 4-4 heading into the final period as Martin again scored unassisted with 1:34 left in the period.

W&L struck first in the fourth period as junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) scored his second goal of the game with 12:47 remaining. The Hornets then scored the tying goal with 7:15 remaining as Joe Matta scored off an assist by Venturella.

Both teams had good scoring opportunities in the extra frame, but could not find rope until Reinecke's game-winner.

Reinecke led the Hornets with three goals, while McCulloch notched two scores. Venturella added a pair of assists. Nick Braun posted six saves in goal.

Martin and Fink led the W&L offense with a pair of goals each. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) notched 15 saves in net. Sanders, senior defenseman Matt Conners (Burke, Va./Robinson) and Martin were named to the all-tournament team.

For the game, Lynchburg held a 42-22 advantage in shots and 37-21 edge in ground balls.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it hosts Limestone for a 1:30 pm contest. The Generals will then wait to see if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 OT TOTAL
Lynchburg (12-4) 0 2 2 1 1 6
Washington and Lee (9-4) 2 1 1 1 0 5

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Matt Fink 2, Dustin Martin 2, Rob Brown 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Gavin Molinelli 1.
LC GOALS: Kevin Reinecke 3, Billy McCulloch 2, Joe Matta 1.
LC ASSISTS: Paul Venturella 2, Brandon Childs 1, Andy Sinclair 1, Ryan Quick 1.

GOALTENDING:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 64:51, 6 GA, 15 Saves
Nick Braun (LC) 64:51, 5 GA, 6 Saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
LC 42, W&L 22
Ground Balls, LC 37, W&L 21
Penalty Minutes, LC 2 for 2:00, W&L 2 for 2:00
Extra Man, LC 0-for-2, W&L 0-for-2
Faceoffs, W&L 9, LC 6


W&L MEN'S LACROSSE REACHES ODAC FINAL WITH 8-5 WIN OVER HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The 10th-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team established a 4-1 halftime advantage and held on for an 8-5 win over third-ranked Hampden-Sydney in the first round of the ODAC Tournament on Tuesday in Hampden-Sydney, Va.

In a nip-and-tuck first period, Hampden-Sydney opened the scoring on attackman Chris Lucas' goal 3:47 into the contest. W&L senior midfielder Tommy Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) then tied it up with 10:00 left in the first, and neither team was able to score for the rest of the quarter.

The Generals (9-3) took a lead they wouldn't relinquish for the rest of the game at 9:14 of the second period when junior midfielder Mike McNamara's (Hunt Valley, Md./Loyola) shot found the back of the Tigers' net. Successive goals by junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius), sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) and sophomore midfielder Pat Collins (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) put W&L on top 5-1 with 10:47 left to play in the third period.

After Hampden-Sydney midfielder Phil Dick scored two straight goals to make it 5-3 with 6:46 left in the third, W&L outscored the Tigers 3-2 the rest of the way behind goals by Melanson, McNamara and Martin.

The Generals, who held advantages of 28-21 in shots and 37-34 in ground balls, were led by Martin, McNamara and Melanson, who finished with two goals apiece. In net, junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) turned back seven H-SC offerings.

Lucas and Dick paced the Tigers with three and two goals, respectively. Jeremy Bull made 11 saves in goal.

The Generals will try to win their second ODAC title in as many seasons on Saturday when they square off with Lynchburg at Lynchburg. A game time has not yet been established.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (9-3) 1 3 2 2 8
Hampden-Sydney (11-2) 1 0 2 2 5

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Dustin Martin 2, Mike McNamara 2, Tommy Melanson 2, Pat Collins 1, Gavin Molinelli 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Jack Murray 2, Chad Summerville 1.
H-SC GOALS: Chris Lucas 3, Phil Dick 2.
H-SC ASSISTS: Jason Rostan 1.

GOALTENDING:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 60:00, 5 GA, 7 Saves, 12 Shots
Jeremy Bull (H-SC) 60:00, 8 GA, 11 Saves, 19 Shots

TEAM STATS
Shots,
W&L 28, H-SC 21
Ground Balls, W&L 37, H-SC 34
Penalty Minutes, W&L 7 for 5:00, H-SC 5 for 4:30
Extra Man, W&L 1-for-4, H-SC 3-for-6
Faceoffs, W&L 6, H-SC 10


W&L MEN'S LACROSSE UPENDS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 8-6

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team outshot Virginia Wesleyan, 44-20, and held on for an 8-6 win over the Marlins on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. With the win, W&L earned the fourth seed in next week's ODAC Tournament.

The Generals (8-3, 4-2 ODAC) stormed out to a 4-1 lead in the first period behind two goals from junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall). However, the Marlins evened the score at 4-4 heading into the locker rooms as they held W&L scoreless in the second quarter.

Junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) accounted for the third-quarter scoring with a goal apiece. Then, when sophomore attackman Jack Murray (Earlysville, Va./Albemarle) tallied with 10:42 to play in the fourth period, the Generals claimed a 7-4 lead.

But, the Marlins battled back, cutting the lead to 7-6 with 6:19 to play on Ryan Naftzinger's unassisted goal before Murray added an insurance goal off a pass from senior midfielder Rob Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton).

Fink and Murray paced W&L with two goals apiece. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) made six stops in goal.

Pacing VWC were Naftzinger and Jay Smith, who each notched two goals. Netminder Dustin Betthauser recorded 22 saves between the pipes.

W&L next begins tournament-play on Tuesday when it travels to top-seeded Hampden-Sydney. The game time has not yet been determined.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (8-3, 4-2) 4 0 2 2 8
Virginia Wesleyan (8-5, 2-4) 1 3 0 2 6

GOALKEEPERS:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 60:00, 6 GA, 6 Saves, 20 Shots
Dustin Betthauser (VWC) 60:00, 8 GA, 22 Saves, 44 Shots

TEAM STATS
Shots,
W&L 44, VWC 20
Ground Balls, W&L 36, VWC 32
Penalty Minutes, W&L 6 for 6:00, VWC 7 for 4:30
Extra Man, W&L 0-for-4, VWC 0-for-3
Faceoffs, W&L 14, VWC 4


W&L MEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON, 9-1

LEXINGTON, Va. — The Washington and Lee defense pitched a shutout for the first 56:36 of the game en route to a 9-1 win over Randolph-Macon in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (7-3, 3-2) jumped out to a 6-0 first half advantage as sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) and junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) combined for three goals and three assists in the opening 30 minutes of action.

W&L added one more tally in the third period while limiting the Yellow Jackets (3-9, 1-5) to no shots in the stanza, then added two more goals in the fourth quarter before R-MC freshman midfielder P.C. Johnsen (Laurel, Md./Hammond) ended the scoring on an unassisted goal with 3:24 remaining in the game.

Fink led the Generals' offense with one goal and four assists, while Molinelli finished with two goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Rob Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) added two goals and junior midfielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) chipped in with a pair of assists. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) stopped six shots in 60 minutes of action.

W&L held advantages of 34-11 in shots, 36-25 in ground balls and 10-4 in faceoffs. Senior F.J. Federico (Phoenix, Md./Boys' Latin) posted 10 saves in goal for the Yellow Jackets.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 1:00 pm contest.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (7-3, 3-2) 3 3 1 2 9
Randolph-Macon (3-9, 1-5) 0 0 0 1 1

GOALKEEPERS:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 60:00, 1 GA, 6 Saves
F.J. Federico (R-MC) 60:00, 9 GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
W&L 34, R-MC 11
Ground Balls, W&L 36, R-MC 25
Clears, W&L 13-of-15, R-MC 15-of-18
Penalty Minutes, W&L 3 for 2:30, R-MC 1 for 1:00
Extra Man, W&L 1-for-1, R-MC 0-for-3
Faceoffs, W&L 10, R-MC 4


W&L MEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 8-7, IN 4 OT'S

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA—Hampden-Sydney's Phil Dick scored unassisted with 2:28 to play in the fourth overtime to lift the Tigers to an 8-7 victory over Washington and Lee on Saturday in ODAC lacrosse action.

The game, which was the longest in Washington and Lee history, went back-and-forth throughout, featuring four ties and three lead changes before Dick netted his second goal of the contest. W&L led the entire first half and held a 3-2 advantage in the locker rooms.

After tying the game at 4-4, the Tigers took their first lead (5-4) on Dick’s first goal of the game with 1:23 to play in the third quarter. The Generals then tied the game with 6:52 remaining as sophomore midfielder Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) scored off an assist by senior midfielder Rob Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton). Molinelli then scored unassisted at the 3:36 mark to give the Generals a 6-5 lead.

The lead was short-lived, however, as HSC's Jason Rostan scored unassisted just 10 seconds later and Matt Fasnacht scored off an assist by Chris Lucas with 53 seconds remaining to give the Tigers a 7-6 lead. W&L then won the ensuing faceoff and junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) found Brown to tie the game with 27 seconds remaining in regulation.

In the first three overtimes, both goalkeepers made game-saving stops as the two defenses were the key. Junior goalie Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) recorded four overtime saves and had 10 for the game, while Hampden-Sydney’s Jeremy Bull made two overtime saves of his own and 12 overall.

Finally, in the fourth overtime, Dick made his run off the right side and shot between two General defenders for the game-winner.

Molinelli led the Generals with three goals and one assist, while Martin and Brown each tallied one goal and one assist. Hampden-Sydney was paced by Lucas' two goals and two assists.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it plays host to Randolph-Macon for a 3:30 pm contest.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 OT'S TOTAL
Washington and Lee (6-3. 2-2) 2 1 1 3 0 7
Hampden-Sydney (9-1. 4-0) 1 1 3 2 1 8

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Gavin Molinelli 3, Rob Brown 1, Clark Finney 1, Dustin Martin 1, Chad Summerville 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Rob Brown 1, Dustin Martin 1, Gavin Molinelli 1.
HSC GOALS: Phil Dick 2, Chris Lucas 2, Wilson MacIlwaine 2, Jason Rostan 1, Matt Fasnacht 1.
HSC ASSISTS: Chris Lucas 2, Jason Rostan 1.

GOALKEEPERS:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 74:32, 8 GA, 10 Saves
Jeremy Bull (HSC) 74:32, 7 GA, 12 saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
HSC 36, W&L 29
Ground Balls, HSC 43, W&L 29
Clears, W&L 13-of-16, HSC 13-of-21
Penalty Minutes, W&L 2 for 1:30, HSC 1 for 0:30
Extra Man, W&L 0-for-1, HSC 0-for-2
Faceoffs, W&L 11, HSC 10


W&L MEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS VMI, 9-8

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) scored three goals and assisted on two others as Washington and Lee claimed a 9-8 win over VMI in the Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic on Tuesday evening at the W&L Turf Field.

Molinelli and VMI senior goalie Brian Ward (Novi, Mich./Novi) each received the Worrell-Fallon Award as the game MVP's.

The Generals (6-2) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one quarter on the strength of two Molinelli goals. However, the Keydets (3-5) came back with five goals in the second quarter, two by junior attackman Leo McInerney (Syracuse, N.Y./Marcellus), and just one W&L goal knotted the score at 5-5 at the half.

W&L began the third quarter with a pair of goals to assume a 7-5 lead with 10:15 remaining in the period. The Generals did not trail from that point on as each team exchanged goals back and forth with VMI senior midfielder Brian Niven (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) scoring the final tally with 11:57 remaining in the fourth period.

Supplimenting Molinelli's effort for W&L was junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius), who scored two goals. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) stopped seven shots in goal.

VMI was led by McInerney, who tallied two goals and two assists. Niven and sophomore midfielder Gabe McCaig (Painted Post, N.Y./Corning West) each added a goal and an assist. Ward stopped 11 shots in goal, including five in a scoreless fourth quarter for the Generals.

Washington and Lee will now break for exams before returning to the field on Sat., Apr. 12 at Hampden-Sydney. The game is slated to faceoff at 1:00 pm.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (6-2) 4 1 4 0 9
VMI (3-5) 0 5 2 1 8

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Gavin Molinelli 3, Dustin Martin 2, Tommy Melanson 1, Jack Murray 1, Richard Williams 1, Jimmy Zunka 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Gavin Molinelli 2, Matt Fink 1, Mark McLewee 1.
VMI GOALS: Leo McInerney 2, Tony Cavelero 1, Will Collier 1, Matt Dixson 1, Gabe McCaig 1, Brian Niven 1, Robert Trimble 1.
VMI ASSISTS: Leo McInerney 2, Gabe McCaig 1, Brian Niven 1.

GOALKEEPERS:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 60:00, 8 GA, 7 Saves
Brian Ward (VMI) 60:00 9 GA, 11 saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
VMI 32, W&L 29
Ground Balls, W&L 44, VMI 29
Clears, W&L 10-of-15, VMI 13-of-16
Penalty Minutes, W&L 4 for 3:30, VMI 2 for 1:30
Extra Man, W&L 0-for-2, VMI 3-for-4
Faceoffs, W&L 16, VMI 5


W&L MEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS LYNCHBURG, 12-9

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eleventh-ranked Washington and Lee overcame a 4-0 first-quarter deficit to post a 12-9 win over 17th-ranked Lynchburg in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (5-2, 2-1) began chipping away at the LC lead with 13:33 remaining in the second quarter as junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) scored off an assist by sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport). Junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) scored off a feed from senior midfielder Tommy Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) just six seconds later and Fink scored again, this time unassisted, just 2:17 later to make the score 4-3.

After an unassisted goal by LC (6-3, 1-1) senior midfielder Paul Venturella (Millersville, Md./Old Mill), W&L knotted the score at 5-5 with 6:03 left in the half on goals by junior midfielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) and Martin. Hornet senior midfielder Toby Costello (Tiburon, Calif./Redwood) scored unassisted with 1:46 remaining to make the score 6-5 in Lynchburg's favor at the half.

W&L seized control in the third quarter, scoring two goals in a span of 42 seconds to take a 7-6 lead. Freshman midfielder Perrin Monroe (Washington, D.C./Phillips Exeter) scored off an assist from Fink just 37 seconds into the third period and junior midfielder Richard Williams (Wynnewood, Pa./Haverford) found the net off an assist by McLewee just five seconds later. From there, the Generals surged out to an 11-6 lead and held on for the win.

Martin led W&L with four goals, while Fink tallied two goals and two assists. McLewee added two goals and one assist. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) stopped 13 shots in goal.

Lynchburg, who held a 47-24 advantage in shots and spent 6:30 of the game man-up, was led by Venturella's three goals. Junior attackman Brandon Childs (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) notched three assists, while junior Nick Braun (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill) posted eight saves in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday evening as it takes on cross-town rival VMI at Rockbridge County High School at 7:30 pm.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (5-2, 2-1 ODAC) 0 5 4 3 12
Lynchburg (6-3, 1-1 ODAC) 4 2 0 3 9

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Dustin Martin 4, Matt Fink 2, Mark McLewee 2, Tommy Melanson 1, Gavin Molinelli 1, Perrin Monroe 1, Richard Williams 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Matt Fink 2, Rob Brown 1, Mark McLewee 1, Tommy Melanson 1, Gavin Molinelli 1.
LC GOALS: Paul Venturella 3, Billy McCulloch 2, Kevin Reinecke 2, Toby Costello 1, Brian Kemper 1.
LC ASSISTS: Brandon Childs 3.

GOALKEEPERS:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 60:00, 9 GA, 13 Saves
Nick Braun (LC) 60:00 12 GA, 8 saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
LC 47, W&L 24
Ground Balls, LC 45, W&L 36
Clears, W&L 11-of-18, LC 12-of-16
Penalty Minutes, W&L 9 for 6:30, LC 1 for 1:00
Extra Man, W&L 0-for-1, LC 2-for-9
Faceoffs, W&L 12, LC 12


W&L MEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS GUILFORD, 19-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) scored a career-high six goals and junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) contributed three goals and three assists as Washington and Lee ended a two-game losing skid with a 19-3 win over Guilford in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Guilford (1-6, 0-2) opened the scoring as sophomore attackman Matt Wagner (Mill Valley, Calif./Marin Catholic) scored off an assist from junior attackman Josh Miller (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) with 12:07 left in the first period. The Generals (4-2, 1-1) got on the board with 4:11 left in the first period as Martin scored an extra-man goal. W&L added two more in the period for a 3-1 edge heading into the second quarter.

In the second frame, the Generals put the Quakers away with seven goals, three of which came from Fink.

In addition to Fink and Martin's offense, the Generals received a pair of goals by junior midfielder Richard Williams (Wynnewood, Pa./Haverford) and a goal and an assist from both senior midfielder Rob Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and junior midfielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney). In goal, junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest), sophomore Pat Casey (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) and freshman Brendan Smith (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) combined to make five saves.

Wagner led Guilford with two goals, while Miller tallied two assists. Sophomore Aaron Skiles (Weirton, W.Va./Shattuck St. Mary's) recorded 20 saves in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Lynchburg for a 1:30 pm contest.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (4-2, 1-1 ODAC) 3 7 5 4 19
Guilford (1-6, 0-2 ODAC) 1 0 2 0 3

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Matt Fink 6, Dustin Martin 3, Richard Williams 2, Mike Baracco 1, Orhan Belding 1, Rob Brown 1, Gabe Katz 1, Tom Melanson 1, Mark McLewee 1, Perrin Monroe 1, Jimmy Zunka 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Dustin Martin 3, Gavin Molinelli 2, Rob Brown 1, Clark Finney 1, Mark McLewee 1.
GC GOALS: Matt Wagner 2, Won Hill 1.
GC ASSISTS: Josh Miller 2, Chip Hill 1.

GOALKEEPERS:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 30:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves
Pat Casey (W&L) 18:53, 2 GA, 1 Save
Brendan Smith (W&L) 11:07, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Aaron Skiles (GC) 60:00, 19 GA, 20 Saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
W&L 57, GC 17
Ground Balls, W&L 54, GC 33
Clears, W&L 12-of-14, GC 9-of-19
Penalty Minutes, W&L 4 for 3:00, GC 3 for 2:30
Extra Man, W&L 1-for-3, GC 1-for-4
Faceoffs, W&L 18, GC 7


W&L FALLS, 8-4, TO ROANOKE IN MEN'S LACROSSE

SALEM, Va. -- Roanoke goaltender Tim Morse turned back 18 Washington and Lee shots as the 17th-ranked Maroons defeated seventh-ranked W&L, 8-4, in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Sunday in Salem, Va.

Roanoke (5-1, 1-0) raced out to a 6-0 lead on attackman Kris Davis' tally with 4:59 to play in the second quarter. Generals' senior midfielder Rob Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) got W&L on the board with a goal to cut it to 6-1 at the half.

The Maroons then boosted their lead to seven, taking an 8-1 lead in the third off goals from attackmen Andy Bonasera and Dan Reed.

The Generals (3-2, 0-1), who held a 43-32 advantage in shots, rounded out the scoring with one goal in the third and two more in the fourth for the final margin.

Bonasera recorded a game-high three goals, while Reed chipped in with two goals and an assist.

Scoring one goal apiece for the Generals were Brown, junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall), junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and sophomore attackman Jack Murray (Earlysville, Va./Albemarle). Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) made 11 stops in the Generals' cage.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Guilford for a 3:30 pm contest.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (3-2, 0-1 ODAC) 0 1 1 2 4
Roanoke (5-1, 1-0 ODAC) 4 2 2 0 8

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Rob Brown 1, Matt Fink 1, Dustin Martin 1, Jack Murray 1
W&L ASSISTS: Dustin Martin 1
RC GOALS: Andy Bonasera 3, Dan Reed 2, Mike Chase 1, Kris Davis 1, Joe Weeren 1
RC ASSISTS: Kris Davis 2, Mark Lanzer 1, Dan Reed 1

GOALKEEPERS:
Ansel Sanders (W&L) 58:23, 7 GA, 11 Saves
Pat Casey (W&L) 1:37, 1 GA, 0 Saves
Tim Morse (RC) 60:00, 4 GA, 18 Saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
W&L 43, RC 32
Ground Balls, W&L 35, RC 35
Clears, W&L 12-of-21, RC 15-of-23
Penalty Minutes, W&L 3 for 3:00, RC 5 for 4:00
Extra Man, W&L 1-for-3, RC 1-for-3
Faceoffs, W&L 7, RC 9


FRANKLIN & MARSHALL UPSETS W&L, 5-4, IN MEN'S LACROSSE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Franklin & Marshall scored two goals in the final 4:53 of the game for a 5-4 upset of third-ranked Washington and Lee in men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at Wilson Field.

After the Generals (3-1) assumed a 4-3 lead on a goal by junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) with 8:04 remaining in the game, the Diplomats knotted the score at 4-4 on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Bas Solleveld (Glenmoore, Pa./Shipley) with 4:53 left. Senior attackman Bryan Nolan (Scottsdale, Ariz./Western Reserve) then scored the game-winner off an assist from sophomore attackman Colin Hanley (Davidsonville, Md./DeMatha) with 3:06 remaining in the game.

W&L had several opportunities to tie the game in the final minutes, but could not find the net. The best look came with just over 30 seconds remaining as sophomore attackman Jack Murray (Earlysville, Va./Albemarle) found himself one-on-one with F&M sophomore goalie Mike Sartorius (Summit, N.J./Summit) on a fast-break. Murray's shot sailed high and the Diplomats survived.

W&L was led by Martin's two goals, while junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) notched 12 saves in goal.

F&M was led Hanley, who tallied one goal and one assist. Sartorius notched 11 saves in goal.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it travels to Roanoke for a 1:00 pm contest.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (3-1) 2 0 1 1 4
Franklin & Marshall (4-0) 2 1 0 2 5

SCORING
W&L GOALS: Dustin Martin 2, Matt Fink 1, Gavin Molinelli 1.
W&L ASSISTS: None.
F&M GOALS: Colin Hanley 1, Jon Singer 1, Bryan Nolan 1, Bas Solleveld 1, Steve Welsh 1.
F&M ASSISTS: Colin Hanley 1.

GOALKEEPERS
Ansel Sanders (W&L), 60:00, 5 GA, 12 saves
Mike Sartorius (F&M), 58:40, 4 GA, 11 saves
Rob Hamilton (F&M), 1:20, 0 GA, 1 save

TEAM STATS
Shots,
F&M 31, W&L 29
Ground Balls, W&L 46, F&M 39
Clears, W&L 16-of-19, F&M 21-of-31
Penalty Minutes, W&L 3 for 2:30, F&M 2 for 1:30
Extra Man, W&L 0-for-2, F&M 0-for-3
Faceoffs, W&L 7, F&M 6


WASHINGTON AND LEE DOWNS GETTYSBURG, 10-9, IN MEN'S LACROSSE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior midfielder Tommy Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) picked up a loose ball in front of the goal and found the back of the net with 31 seconds remaining to give fourth-ranked Washington and Lee a 10-9 win over second-ranked Gettysburg in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Bullets never led in the contest, but tied the game on three occasions in the second half. The final tie came on a goal by freshman attackman Chase Stewart (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown) with 59 seconds remaining.

Following the Stewart goal, Melanson won the ensuing faceoff. The Generals lost possession, then Melanson regained it in front of the goal for the score.

W&L extended a 5-2 halftime lead to 6-2 with 6:18 remaining in the third period as junior midifielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) scored off an assist from junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius). However, Gettysburg (1-1) scored the game's next four goals, two by Stewart, to knot the game at 6-6 with 28 seconds remaining in the third period. The Generals (3-0) then pushed back to 8-6 with 10:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Bullets would again tie the game at 8-8 and 9-9 setting up Melanson's game-winning goal.

W&L was led by junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall), who tallied one goal and four assists. McLewee scored three goals, while sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) had two goals and one assist. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) stopped six shots in goal.

Stewart led the Bullets with five goals. Senior goalie Tim McGinnis (Ellicott City, Md./Loyola) stopped three shots between the pipes.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Sun., Mar. 16, as it hosts Franklin & Marshall for a 1:30 pm contest.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (3-0) 3 2 1 4 10
Gettysburg (1-1) 0 2 4 3 9

SCORING
W
&L GOALS: Mark McLewee 3, Gavin Molinelli 2, Orhan Belding 1, Matt Fink 1, Dustin Martin 1, Tom Melanson 1, Jimmy Zunka 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Matt Fink 4, Dustin Martin 2, Mike McNamara 1, Adam Chesbrough 1, Gavin Molinelli 1.
GC GOALS: Chase Stewart 5, John O'Bannon 1,Tripp Neville 1, Kevin Smith 1, Jack Van Nostrand 1.
GC ASSISTS: Tripp Neville 1, John O'Bannon 1, Jake Van Nostrand 1.

GOALKEEPERS
Ansel Sanders (W&L), 60:00, 9 GA, 6 saves
Tim McGinnis (GC), 60:00, 10 GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
GC 26, W&L 20
Ground Balls, W&L 46, GC 36
Clears, W&L 12-of-14, GC 10-of-21
Penalty Minutes, W&L 3 for 2:00, GC 2for 1:00
Extra Man, W&L 1-for-2, GC 1-for-3
Faceoffs, GC 12, W&L 10


WASHINGTON AND LEE DOWNS WASHINGTON COLLEGE, 6-5, IN MEN'S LACROSSE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sixth-ranked Washington and Lee broke a 4-4 tie with two goals in the final 7:41 to post a 6-5 win over third-ranked Washington College in men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

The Shoremen knotted the game at 4-4 with 13:21 remaining in the fourth quarter on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Brent Renner (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson). The Generals responded as junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) scored off an assist by senior midfielder Rob Brown (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) with 7:41 left for a 5-4 advantage. W&L then tacked on the game-winner as sophomore attackman Jack Murray (Earlysville, Va./Albemarle) found the net off an assist from Fink with 2:31 remaining.

Renner added another goal with 52 seconds remaining to cut the W&L lead to 6-5, but the Generals won the ensuing faceoff and held on for the win.

Fink led W&L (2-0) with three goals and one assist, while Murray scored two goals. Junior midfielder Mike McNamara (Hunt Valley, Md./Loyola) added a goal and an assist. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) posted 11 saves between the pipes.

Washington (0-1) was led by Renner, who totaled two goals and an assist, and freshman attackman Sam Lane's (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield) two goals. Junior Richard Yost (Westminster, Md./St. Paul's) stopped seven shots in goal for the Shoremen.

Washington College held a 31-21 advantage in shots, but the Generals claimed a 38-30 lead in ground balls and a 9-6 edge in faceoffs.

W&L returns to action on Saturday as it hosts second-ranked Gettysburg College. Faceoff is slated for 1:30 pm.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (2-0) 1 1 2 2 6
Washington (0-1) 1 0 2 2 5

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Matt Fink 3, Jack Murray 2, Mike McNamara 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Rob Brown 1, Adam Chesbrough 1, Matt Fink 1, Dustin Martin 1, Mike McNamara 1.
WC GOALS: Brent Renner 2, Sam Lane 2, Stephen Berger 1.
WC ASSISTS: Brent Renner 1.

GOALKEEPERS
Ansel Sanders (W&L), 60:00, 5 GA, 11 saves
Richard Yost (WC), 60:00, 6 GA, 7 saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
WC 31, W&L 21
Ground Balls, W&L 38, WC 30
Clears, W&L 14-of-20, WC 17-of-22
Penalty Minutes, W&L 3 for 3:00, WC 3 for 2:30
Extra Man, W&L 1-for-3, WC 2-for-3
Faceoffs, W&L 9, WC 6


WASHINGTON AND LEE DEFEATS BATES, 8-3, IN MEN'S LACROSSE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) recorded a goal and assisted on three others as sixth-ranked Washington and Lee opened its men's lacrosse season with an 8-3 win over Bates at the W&L turf field on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (1-0) led just 3-2 at the half and 5-3 after three quarters, but broke the game open with three fourth-quarter goals. Sophomore attackman Jack Murray (Earlysville, Va./Albemarle) gave W&L a 6-3 lead with a goal off an assist from junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) with 14:25 remaining in the game. Murray found the net again at the 8:02 mark off a feed from Molinelli, and Molinelli scored off an assist by Fink with 7:08 remaining to provide the final margin.

Murray finished the game with three goals, while junior midfielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) added two goals of his own. Fink finished with a pair of assists. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) logged all 60 minutes in goal, registering seven saves.

Bates (0-1) received a goal each from sophomore attackman Peter Friedman (Putney, Vt./Peddie School), freshman midfielder Brenton Pitt (Duxbury, Mass.) and sophomore midfielder Dan Ross (Chevy Chase, Md./Sidwell Friends). Senior goalie Mark Dobbyn (Warren, R.I./Moses Brown) stopped 14 shots in net.

For the game, W&L outshot the Bobcats, 42-14, and held a 39-27 advantage on ground balls.

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday as it travels to third-ranked Washington College for a 1:30 pm contest.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Washington and Lee (1-0) 1 2 2 3 8
Bates (0-1) 1 1 1 0 3

SCORING
W&L GOALS: Jack Murray 3, Mark McLewee 2, Dustin Martin 1, Mike McNamara 1, Gavin Molinelli 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Gavin Molinelli 3, Matt Fink 2, Rich Williams 1.
BC GOALS: Peter Friedman 1, Brenton Pitt 1, Dan Ross 1
BC ASSISTS: Brad Frost 1.

GOALKEEPERS
Ansel Sanders (W&L), 60:00, 3 GA, 7 saves
Mark Dobbyn (BC), 60:00, 8 GA, 14 saves

TEAM STATS
Shots,
W&L 42, BC 14
Ground Balls, W&L 39, BC 27
Clears, W&L 18-of-23, BC 9-of-19
Penalty Minutes, W&L 3 for 2:30, BC 4 for 6:00
Extra Man, W&L 0-for-4, BC 0-for-3
Faceoffs, W&L 7, BC 7