Stewart Makes 12 Saves, Cord Has Hand in Three Goals
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- 17th-ranked host Washington College overcame a slow start to score six unanswered goals en route to a 9-5 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory over visiting Swarthmore tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen improved to 9-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play with the win, while the Garnet fell to 4-9 and 1-5 with the loss.
The Garnet got off to a 3-0 lead in the game as Max Hubbard scored the only goal of the first quarter 1:04 into the game, Hubbard opened the second-quarter scoring 1:02 into the period, and Wes Marcik scored off an assist from Daniel Kowalyshyn with 10:50 to go before halftime. Washington evened things up before the break, scoring three times in the final four and one-half minutes. Sophomore attackman JD Campbell (Baltimore, MD/Mount St. Joseph) found sophomore midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, MD/Franklin) for a goal with 4:24 to go, senior attackman Dominic Serio (Finksburg, MD/Mount St. Joseph) scored with 2:29 left, and junior midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) netted the equalizer with 10 seconds to go after scooping up the ground ball off a saved shot.
Washington scored all three of the third-quarter goals to take control of the game. Sophomore midfielder Kodie Englehart (Coronado, CA/Coronado) scored just 17 seconds into the period, freshman midfielder Adam Smith (Cockeysville, MD/Loyola Blakefield) scored off a ground ball off a saved shot with 12:23 on the clock, and freshman attackman Grant Hughes (Alexandria, VA/St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) scored off a Smith feed with 4:58 left.
Swarthmore finally got back on the scoreboard with 13:07 to go in the game as Kowalyshyn scored off a John Bukawyn assist. The Shoremen then scored the next two goals as Cord scored off a Nowicki assist with 12:01 left and Seriod fired in a goal off a Cord assist with 8:15 left. Marcik closed out the Garnet's scoring with a goal off a feed from Jonathan Molloy with 7:17 to go. Cord scored the game's final contest with 6:17 to play.
Cord finished with two goals and one assist in the win for Washington, while Serio had two goals and Nowicki and Smith each had one goal and one assist. Senior goalie Peter Stewart (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) made 12 saves for the Shoremen.
Hubbard and Marcik led Swarthmore with two goals a piece. Kowalyshyn added a goal and an assist. Michael Brockway made 12 saves for the Garnet in the loss.
Washington held a 42-29 advantage in shots in the game.
The Shoremen return to action Saturday with "The War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup as they will face-off at long-time rival and top-ranked Salisbury at 1:00 p.m.