By James Bedrock
The Washington College men’s lacrosse team won a thriller on senior night last weekend against Franklin & Marshall in the final conference game of the season. The Shoremen were able to rally with about four minutes left and net three goals in 66 seconds.
Sophomore Tom Rixey was able to get a goal and an assist on the come from behind rally that gave the Shoremen their second win in the conference.
The rally started sophomores Dominic Serio and Brad Ruzicka, who teamed up to get an extra-man goal. Serio finished with a goal and an assist while Ruzicka finished with his clutch man-up goal. Less than a minute later, Rixey was able to find junior Shane Kaski for the tying goal. On the next faceoff, junior Doug Herdegen ripped a quick shot. Rixey scooped up the rebound, went toward the crease, and was able to poke the ball in for the lead.
The Shoremen were able to hold off for the last two and half minutes to pull out the victory. Kaski and Herdegen both finished with two goals in the win with fellow junior Josh Perlow finishing with a goal.
The Shoremen host Cabrini in the final home contest of the season. The past three times these two met, the Shoremen have won. In their last meeting in 2005, the Shoremen won handidly by a score of 15-5. This season, it is a different story with Cabrini sitting at 10-3 with an undefeated conference record. The game against Cabrini will be a great momentum builder heading into the game against Salisbury if the Shoremen can pull off a win.
The Shoremen will need to dig deep again and have another inspiring performance against Cabrini to boost the team morale ahead of the toughest game of the season against Salisbury. This year’s contest will probably have greater ramifications in comparison to previous years.