Shoremen Improve to 4-0 in Conference Play with 16-10 Win Over Mules

Shoremen Improve to 4-0 in Conference Play with 16-10 Win Over Mules

Trapp Wins 24 Face-Offs, Scoops Up 20 Ground Balls

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Senior midfielder Michael Trapp (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) went 24-for-28 on face-offs and scooped up 20 ground balls as the Washington College men's lacrosse team improved to 4-0 in Centennial Conference play and 5-5 overall this season with a 16-10 win over visiting Muhlenberg this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Mules fell to 3-6 and 0-4 with the loss.

After Muhlenberg held an early 2-1 lead, the Shoremen scored 13 of the next 15 goals, twice building double-digit advantages in the game. Junior midfielder Sid Looney (Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton) found the back of the net four times and had two assists in the win, while senior midfielder Sam Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) had three goals and three assists. Senior attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, Md./Boys' Latin) added three goals, while senior midfielder Luke Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) and freshman attackman Tyler Powers (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) each scored two goals and had one assist. Senior midfielder David Pim (Gaithersburg, Md./Heights School) tacked on one goal and one assist. Trapp added an assist in addition to his big day on face-offs. Sophomore goalie Jackson Szurley (Lincoln, R.I./Moses Brown) made eight saves in the win.

Jason Mertz led the Mules with two goals and five assists, while Brad D'Alessandro had three goals and John Hetzel had two goals and one assist. 

The Shoremen had a 49-29 advantage in shots and a 44-29 edge in ground balls in the win.

The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against nationally-ranked Ursinus.