By Austin Allen
Elm Staff Writer
Host #17 Washington and Lee scored the game’s first seven goals on its way to a 23-3 win over visiting Washington College in a top non-conference men’s lacrosse game on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Wilson Field. The Shoremen dropped to 0-2 overall, while Washington and Lee improved to 1-2 on their season.
Opponent Ben Mulholland got the Generals going early with 4:09 into the first quarter as the hosts scored all six first quarter goals. The game was fast paced. Hudson Hamill capped the scoring with three minutes left to go in the first. After Washington and Lee’s Taylor Witherell made it 7-0 with 10:54 left in the second, senior Cody Pascale got the Shoremen on the board just 1:21 later to cut it to 7-1.
Pascale said, “I just wanted to stop their run and eliminate their momentum heading into the next quarter.”
After Pascale trimmed the Generals lead to 8-2 with 6:51 remaining in the quarter, W&L scored seven of the final eight goals in the quarter to take a 15-3 lead into halftime. Washington and Lee outscored the Shoremen 3-0 in the third quarter and 5-0 in the fourth to provide the final margin.
For Washington College, Pascale had two goals and ended with one assist. Junior Chris Del Rosario had 12 saves, and 21 goals allowed. Ryan Leahy finished the day with two goals, and one save to help the Shoremen. Freshman TC White had four groundballs and three for five on face-offs. The Shoremen were 11 for 20 in clears in the match up and were zero for four on the man-up. The Shoremen had a total of 22 turnovers, while causing two W&L turnovers.
For #17 W&L, Stuart Greenspon finished with two goals and six assists, while teammate Witherell finished with a total of four goals and one assist. Hamill had one goal and four assists,
While Thomas Zusi had three goals, and Mulholland had two goals and one helper. Garrett Cannon, Spencer Kriss, Hudson Pokorny, Fenner Pollock all had two goals. The Generals were 25-for-27 in clears, turned it over 18 times, notching six caused turnovers. W&L held a 58-28 advantage in shots and held a 35-26 edge in ground balls The Generals went 20-for-29 at the X for the contest and did not have a man-up situation.
Up next, the Shoremen host Widener University on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1:00 p.m. in a non-conference game.