Flood Leads the Defensive Effort with a Career-High Tying 11 Saves
ANNVILLE, Pa. — Visiting Washington College got a career-high tying 11 saves from sophomore goalkeeper Ben Flood and kept host Lebanon Valley scoreless over the last 33:30 as the Shoremen walked away with a 9-2 win over the Dutchmen in a non-conference men's lacrosse game played on Arnold Field in Annville, Pennsylvania. The Shoremen, who finished the game on a 6-0 run, improve to 4-3 on the season with the win, while the Dutchmen fell to 4-3 with the loss.
Washington College 9, Lebanon Valley 2
How It Happened
- Both teams started sluggish on offense as the score was tied 1-1 after the first quarter. Brett Kudlak scored for Lebanon Valley with 5:54 to play in the opening quarter, before an unasisted goal from junior midfielder Matty Allen tied the game at 1 with 3:35 to play.
- Allen scored his second goal of the night just 18 seconds into the second quarter to make it 2-1 in favor of the Shoremen, before the first career goal from freshman midfielder Kevin Trapp with 7:38 to play in the half capped a 3-0 run to give Washington College a 3-1 lead.
- A man down goal from Baker Landon with 3:30 to play in the quarter cut the Shoremen lead to 3-2. However, that was the final goal the Dutchmen would score all night, and a goal from freshman midfielder Nick Boyles with just 26 seconds left in the first half gave Washington a 4-2 lead at halftime.
- Boyles' second goal of the night with 12:41 to go in the third quarter extended the Shoremen lead to 5-2 and ignited a 4-0 third quarter for the Shoremen.
- Freshman attacker Peter Jacobs scored his first career goal, an extra man tally off an assist from fellow freshman attacker Zachary Gorrasi, to extend the Washington lead to 6-2 with 3:24 to play in the quarter. Sophomore attacker Tanner Barbieri scored with 2:16 on the clock to make it a 7-2 Shoremen lead.
- Boyles rounded out the third quarter scoring just 35 seconds later with his third goal of the night with 1:41 remaining in the quarter to give the Shoremen an 8-2 lead after three quarters.
- Freshman attacker Brady O'Neill scored a goal while pinned down on the ground by a pair of Dutchmen defenders with 1:34 to play in regulation to give the Shoremen a 9-2 lead and round out the scoring in the game.
For the Shoremen (4-3)
- Scorers: Boyles (career and game high 3 goals), Allen (2 goals), Barbieri (1 goal), O'Neill (1 goal), Jacobs (1 goal), Trapp (1 goal), Gorrasi (1 assist)
- Goalies: Flood (11 saves, 2 goals allowed, 54:54), Jackson Szurley (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 5:06)
- Boyles scooped up a team high 3 ground balls to go along with his game high 3 goals, while sophomore defenseman Tim Hickey caused two turnovers to tie for game high honors
- The Shoremen outshot the Dutchmen 28-26, were 21-23 on clear attempts, and scored on one of their five extra man opportunities
For Lebanon Valley (4-3)
- Scorers: Kudlak (1 goal), Landon (1 goal), Koty Keefer (1 assist), Klayton Garman (1 assist)
- Goalie: Cameron Epple (8 saves, 9 goals allowed, 60:00)
- Jeremy Beaver won 8 of his 14 face-offs and scooped up a game high 5 ground balls
- The Dutchmen held a 35-26 advantage in ground balls, turned the ball over just 14 times compared to 20 for the Shoremen, and were 14-17 on clears, but went 0-6 on their extra man opportunities
- Lebanon Valley is coached by John Haus, who won the Division III National Championship as the Washington College head coach in 1998. He also guided the Shoremen to appearances in the national championship game in 1996 and 1997.
- The Shoremen have allowed a total of 16 goals in their four wins this season, compared to 35 goals allowed in their three losses
Up Next for the Shoremen
3/26 at. McDaniel - 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
-The Shoremen have won 16 consecutive games against McDaniel, including a 9-5 victory last season over the Green Terror.