Shoremen Use 7-0 Run To Win Centennial Opener 13-6 Over McDaniel

Shoremen Use 7-0 Run To Win Centennial Opener 13-6 Over McDaniel

Barbieri, Gorrasi pace the Shoremen offense in the win

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Sophomore attackman Tanner Barbieri scored a career high six goals and freshman attackman Zachary Gorrasi scored a goal and handed out a career best and game high five assists as the visiting Washington College men's lacrosse team defeated host McDaniel 13-6 in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams this afternoon at Gill Stadium in Westminster, Maryland. The Shoremen are now 5-3 following the win, while McDaniel drops to 2-6 with the loss.

Washington College 13, McDaniel 6

How It Happened
- Freshman midfielder Kevin Trapp scored the first goal of the game with 7:27 to play in the opening quarter, an extra man tally off the first assist from Gorrasi, to go up 1-0. Quinn Lykens tied the game at 1 with 2:01 to go in the first to cap the quarter scoring.
- The Shoremen then went on a 7-0 run, including a 6-0 second quarter. Barbieri scored his first of the day off a Gorrasi assist with 11:53 to play in the quarter to give the Shoremen the lead for good at 2-1. Freshman attackman Brady O'Neill scored just 43 seconds later off another Gorrasi assist to make it 3-1. 30 seconds after that, an unassisted tally from Barbieri made it 4-1 Washington.
- The Shoremen then got back-to-back extra man goalsfrom Barbieri and Gorrasi, both assisted by sophomore attackman Peter Jacobs, to make it 6-1, followed by Barbieri's fourth goal of the quarter off another Gorrasi assist with 31 seconds to play to make it a 7-1 Shoremen lead at the half.
- Freshman Charles Walker capped the 7-0 run with a goal with 12:23 to play in the third quarter off an O'Neill assist to give the Shoremen an 8-1 lead.
- After a Zach Monzo goal for McDaniel with 11:34 to play in the third made it an 8-2 game, the Shoremen went on another run, scoring the next four goals to put the game out of reach. Barbieri scored the first two goals of the run, the second coming off the first career assist from sophomore defenseman Sam Cloud, followed by goals from Trapp and freshman midfielder Nick Boyles, to cap the 4-0 run and make it a 12-2 Washington lead with 14:01 to play in the fourth quarter.
- McDaniel scored the next three goals, two of them from Timothy McNichol, to make it a 12-5 game, before a man down goal from Jacobs off an assist from sophomore Christopher Antich made it a 13-5 lead with 1:22 to play.
- Michael Long scored an extra man goal with 26 seconds to play to make it 13-6 and provide the final score. 

For the Shoremen (5-3, 1-0 CC)
- Scorers: Barbieri (6 goals), Gorrasi (1 goal, 5 assists), Trapp (2 goals), Jacobs (1 goal, 2 assists), O'Neill (1 goal, 2 assists), Boyles (1 goal), Walker (1 goal), Antich (1 assist), Cloud (1 assist)
- Goalie: Ben Flood (7 saves, 3 goals allowed, 53:50), Jackson Szurley (1 save, 3 goals allowed, 6:10)
- Kyle Gangemi won 8-of-13 face-offs and scooped up a team leading four ground balls. Freshman Brian Meyer also went 5-for-7 on face-offs as the Shoremen won 14 of the game's 22 face-offs.
- Washington dominated the offensive possession, outshooting McDaniel 49-20, including 31-9 over the game's second and third quarters.
- The Shoremen were also a perfect 18-for-18 on clear attempts, held a slim 31-27 advantage in ground balls, and scored on 3-of-9 extra man opportunities.

For McDaniel (2-6, 0-1 CC)
- Scorers: McNichol (2 goals), Lykens (1 goal, 1 assist), Long (1 goal), Monzo (1 goal), Kyle Savick (1 goal), Jason Lawrence (2 assists)
- Goalie: Eric Ritchie (16 saves, 13 goals allowed, 60:00)
- McDaniel went 20-for-22 on clearing attempts, but converted on just 1-of-4 extra man opportunities.
- The Green Terror never took more than seven shots in a quarter, while the Shoremen's fewest amount of shots in a quarter was eight.

Notes
- Washington has now won their last 17 games in a row against McDaniel, a streak that dates back to 2002, and the Shoremen now lead the series 42-4.
- The Shoremen have now held five opponents this year to six goals or less

Up Next for the Shoremen
3/30 v. Haverford - 7:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
-The Shoremen have won the last four meetings against Haverford, including an 8-7 overtime victory last season on the road.