March 14, 2009

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Unbeaten W&L Comes Back to Beat F&M

from press release

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 10th-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team scored the final three goals of the game to post a 7-6 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Saturday evening at Wilson Field.

The Generals (6-0) led 4-3 at halftime courtesy of an unassisted goal by senior attackman Seth Fishman (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Haverford) just before time expired in the second quarter.

The Diplomats (2-3) responded with three-straight scores in the third quarter, including a goal by first-year attackman Colin McKew (Glen Arm, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) off a feed from sophomore midfielder Scott Hahn (Ellicott City, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) with just one second remaining in the third period, for a 6-4 lead heading into the final quarter.

W&L then responded with three-straight scores in the fourth period to register its sixth-straight victory. Fishman pulled the Generals to within 6-5 on a goal off a feed from junior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) just 26 seconds into the quarter and sophomore midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) knotted the score at 6-6 with an unassisted tally at the 13:44 mark. Senior midfielder Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) scored the game-winner in a man-up situation off a Keigler assist with 11:18 left in the game.

Keigler led W&L with two goals and three assists, while Fishman had two goals. Skeen chipped in one goal and one assist. Senior Connor Locke (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) played all 60 minutes in goal and notched nine saves.

Senior attackman Mark Hild (Denver, Colo./Denver East) logged two goals and one assist to lead the Diplomats. Hahn registered a pair of assists, while sophomore midfielder Jeff Ritter (Watchung, N.J./Watchung Hills) posted one goal and one assist. Junior Chris Marcozzi (Springfield, Pa./Malvern Prep) played the duration in goal and notched 14 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts Sewanee for a 7:00 pm contest.

W&L GOALS:
Will Keigler 2; Seth Fishman 2; Tim Skeen 1;Drew Koeneman 1; Chris Washington 1.


W&L ASSISTS:
Will Keigler 3; Spence Daw 1; Tim Skeen 1.

F&M GOALS:
Mark Hild 2; Jeff Ritter 1; Sean Oliver 1;Noah Wilkinsky 1; Colin McKew 1.


F&M ASSISTS:
Scott Hahn 2; Mark Hild 1; Jeff Ritter 1.

GOALKEEPERS:
Connor Locke (W&L) - 60:00, 9 saves, 6 GA
Chris Marcozzi (F&M) - 60:00, 14 saves, 7 GA


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