February 28, 2009

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No. 6 WAC Hooks Marlins, 20-6

from staff reports

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Senior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore,
MD/Archbishop Curley) scored three goals and added four assists for seven
points as visiting sixth-ranked Washington College defeated host Virginia
Wesleyan, 20-6, in a non-conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon at
Foster Field. The Shoremen improved to 2-0 with the win, while the Marlins
fell to 1-2 with the loss.

Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead, before Virginia Wesleyan responded
with two of its own to even the score at 2-2 with 7:09 left in the first
quarter. The Shoremen would respond with 15 unanswered goals to take
control of the game and grab a 17-2 lead late in the third quarter.

The first four of the 15 straight goals came in the first quarter as the
guests took a 6-2 lead at the end of one. Kielek scored two of the final
four goals in the stanza. Junior attackman Brendan O'Leary (Annapolis,
MD/Broadneck) also scored two goals in the opening quarter, including the
goal that put the Shoremen up for good with 5:59 left in the first.

The Shoremen scored all three goals in the second quarter to take a 9-2
lead into halftime. Sophomore midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore,
MD/Archbishop Curley) scored the first two goals of the second to put
Washington up 8-2 with 1:51 left in the first half. Senior midfielder Matt
Moreton (Darnestown, MD/Northwest) took a feed from sophomore attackman
Shane Kaski (Richmond, VA/Midlothian) with seven seconds in the quarter to
close out the scoring.

Washington netted the first eight goals of the third quarter to close out
the 15-0 run. Moreton capped the run with an unassisted tally with 1:32 to
go in the third quarter. In the third Washington got a goal and two
assists from Kielek. Virginia Wesleyan got the final goal of the period
and trailed 17-3 going into the fourth quarter.

Both teams scored three goals each in the fourth quarter to provide the
final margin.

In addition to Kielek, O'Leary, Moreton and Herdegen all pumped in three
goals to spearhead the Washington attack. Moreton also added three assists
in the victory. The Shoremen got two helpers each from O'Leary and senior
midfielder Kyle van Oostendorp (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow). The Shoremen had
15 assists on their 20 goals.

For Virginia Wesleyan, Adam Nycz tallied two goals for the hosts.

Washington dominated the face-offs, winning 25-of-30 on the afternoon.
Senior midfielder Thayer Damm (Huntingdon Valley, PA/LaSalle) was 16-of-19
on face-offs for the Shoremen and scooped up a career-best and game-high
14 ground balls. The Shoremen enjoyed a 64-26 advantage in shots and a
57-25 advantage in ground balls.

In goal, senior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) played the
first 40:31 of the game and stopped nine shots and allowed just two goals.
He was relieved by freshman goalie Peter Stewart (Annapolis, MD/St.
Mary's) who made four stops in the final 19:29. For the Marlins, John-Paul
Novak made 14 saves.


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