Twelve Different Shoremen Score in Win
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Tenth-ranked host Washington College got goals from 12 different players in a 17-5 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory over visiting Ursinus tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen improved to 10-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play with the win, while the Bears slipped to 6-4 and 0-4 with the loss.
Ursinus held an early 2-0 lead in the game before the Shoremen ran off six consecutive goals to build a 6-2 advantage on a goal by freshman midfielder David McBrien (Bel Air, MD/Calvert Hall) off an assist senior attackman Matt Lewis (Mt. Airy, MD/Glenelg Country School) with 10:33 remaining in the second quarter. Washington took a 7-3 lead into the intermission after getting exactly one goal each from seven different players in the first half.
Washington scored the first seven goals of the second half as a goal from freshman attackman Casey Kermes (State College, PA/Northfield Mount Herman) off an assist from junior attackman JD Campbell (Baltimore, MD/Mount St. Joseph) with 8:47 left in the fourth quarter ballooned the lead to 14-3.
Lewis finished the game with two goals and two assists for the Shoremen, while Kermes had two goals and one assist and junior attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, MD/Calvert Hall), freshman midfielder Sid Looney (Westhampton, NY/Westhampton), and sophomore attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, MD/Boys' Latin) scored two goals a piece. Cord tallied one goal and three assists, Campbell had a goal and two assists, and sophomore midfielder Grant Hughes (Alexandria, VA/St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) finished with one goal and one assist. The Shoremen's final goal of the game, with 2:47 left in the contest, was both the first career goal for freshman midfielder James Orsini (Chichester, PA/Haverford School) and the first career assist for freshman midfielder Andrew Harrison (Easton, MD/Easton).
Sophomore midfielder Michael Trapp (White Plains, NY/White Plains) went 10-for-12 on face-offs for the Shoremen and scooped up nine ground balls. Junior goalie Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, FL/Spanish River) played the first 49:48 in goal for Washington and made nine saves while allowing just three goals.
Jake Weber scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Ursinus offense, while Mark Stratton added one goal and one assist. Ursinus goalie Brian Neff made 14 saves and allowed 15 goals in 53:29 of playing time.
Washington held a 48-38 advantage in shots in the game, including a 29-15 edge in the middle two quarters.
The Shoremen return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against second-ranked Dickinson.