March 4, 2009

Messiah No Problem for No. 6 WAC

from staff reports

GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Sixth-ranked Washington College opened both halves with
four-goal runs to post a 10-5 non-conference men's lacrosse victory over
host Messiah College this afternoon in Grantham, PA. The Shoremen improved
to 3-0 with the win, while the Falcons fell to 1-1 with the loss.

The Shoremen jumped on top by scoring all four goals of the first quarter
as senior midfielder Matt Moreton (Darnestown, MD/Northwest), junior
attackman Brendan O'Leary (Annapolis, MD/Broadneck), sophomore midfielder
Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley), and freshman
attackman/midfielder Tom Rixey (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) each
fired in one.

Messiah got on the board with 13:20 left in the second quarter on a goal
by Brent Stewart. Neither team scored again until Rixey fired in a goal
with 49 seconds remaining in the half to make it 5-1. The Shoremen held a
33-11 advantage in shots in the first half.

Washington broke the game open by scoring the first four goals of the
third quarter in a span of just over three and one-half minutes to take a
9-1 lead on a goal by O'Leary with 9:45 to play in the period. The Falcons
scored the only three goals of the fourth quarter - two of them in the
final 2:06 - to close within five goals before the end of the game.

O'Leary paced Washington with three goals and one assist, while Herdegen,
Moreton, and Rixey each scored two goals. Senior attackman Jimmy Kielek
(Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) handed out three assists, while
sophomore attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) scored one
goal.

Brent Stewart and James Baden each scored two goals for the Falcons. Pete
Owens scored one goal, while J.J. Miller, Nate Windon, and Jeff Ziegler
each had one assist.

Senior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made four saves and
allowed two goals in three quarters of play for the Shoremen. Freshman
goalie Peter Stewart (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) played the fourth quarter,
making one save. Greg Latimer made 20 stops for Messiah.

Washington held a 60-20 advantage in shots in the game.


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