February 25, 2009

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WAC Clamps Down on Kean, 11-6

 

from press release

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Senior midfielder Matt Moreton (Darnestown,
MD/Northwest) scored three goals and assisted on three others to lead the
sixth-ranked Washington College men's lacrosse team to an 11-6 win over
visiting Kean University in the season opener for both teams this
afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.

The Shoremen jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the game, scoring all five
first-quarter goals and the first goal of the second quarter. Senior
midfielder Moreton netted his second goal of the game 45 seconds into the
second quarter to give the Shoremen their half-dozen lead. The Cougars
scored three of the next four goals to trim the lead to 7-3 at halftime
following Anthony Bertucci's second unassisted goal of the quarter.

Kean scored the first two goals of the third quarter as a Scott Leathem
tally with 8:04 left in the period got the Cougars to within two at 7-5.
The Shoremen ended Kean's rally when Moreton fired in a goal with 3:34 to
play in the third. The score remained 8-5 until under six minutes remained
in the game. Senior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop
Curley) then scored back-to-back goals off assists from senior midfielder
Kyle van Oostendorp (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) and Moreton with 5:41 and
2:12 left in the game, respectively, to give Washington a 10-5 advantage.
Sophomore midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley)
rounded out the Shoremen's scoring with a goal off a feed from senior
midfielder Casey O'Connor (Crownsville, MD/Archbishop Spalding) with 1:26
to play to complete a four-goal run for Washington. Leathem scored off an
assist from C.J. Gannon with 40 seconds left to provide the final margin.

Junior attackman Brendan O'Leary (Annapolis, MD/Broadneck) and Kielek
joined Moreton as multiple-goal scorers for the Shoremen; O'Leary also
tallied two assists. O'Connor and sophomore attackman Josh Perlow (Owings
Mills, MD/Boys Latin) each added one goal and one assist. Herdegen and
freshman attackman/midfielder Tom Rixey (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk
Academy) each scored one goal, while van Oostendorp notched one assist.

Leathem led the Cougars with three goals, while Bertucci netted two goals
and one assist. Nick Angrisani scored one goal, while Eric Gillar and
Gannon each had one assist.

Senior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made 14 saves for
the Shoremen, including seven in the third quarter. Junior defenseman
Bobby Baur (Bel Air, MD/Bel Air) recorded a game-high three caused
turnovers for Washington. John Gesumaria made 12 saves in goal for the
Cougars.

Washington held a 37-24 advantage in shots in the game, including a 13-1
margin in the first quarter. Kean won 12 of the game's 21 face-offs.

The Shoremen return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. game at Virginia
Wesleyan.


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