Washington Uses Strong First Half To Best Bridgewater, 10-6

Washington Uses Strong First Half To Best Bridgewater, 10-6

Grieves Tallies Four Points on Two Goals and Two Assists

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Visiting Washington College raced out to a 6-1 halftime lead on its way to a 10-6 victory over Bridgewater (Va.) at Jopson Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action.  The Shoremen improve to 5-1 on the season, while the Eagles slip to 5-2.

Washington College 10 Bridgewater (Va.) 6

How It Happened
- Washington took the lead 3:40 into the first quarter as Cooper Sloan scored on an unassisted goal to put the Shoremen ahead 1-0.
- Kevin Trapp made it 2-0 with 2:17 left in the second as he spun past his defender and scored from the left side and 35 seconds later Tyler Powers made it 3-0 with Casey Grieves notching the assist.  The Shoremen led 3-0 after one. 
- Bridgewater got onto the board with 10:47 left in the second quarter on a Sean MacLeish unassisted score to trim the lead to 3-1.
- Tanner Barbieri restored WC's three-goal lead just 1:08 later to make it 4-1 and Trey Ritter notched an unassisted goal with 6:32 left in the second to give the guests a four-goal cushion.
- Peter Jacobs capped the scoring in the second quarter with 2:37 left to give the Shoremen a 6-1 lead heading into halftime.
- Jake Truman scored the opening goal of the third quarter for the Eagles to reduce the lead to 6-2 with 13:14 remaining, but Trapp found a cutting Grieves for a man-up goal from the right side of the crease to make it 7-2 for the Shoremen with 10:22 left in the third.
- MacLeish scored his second of the game on a man-up situation 69 seconds later with Justin Calabrese registering the assist, however Trapp restored the five goal lead at 8-3 from the top right with 6:17 remaining.
- 38 seconds later Eric Husselbaugh scored unassisted to trim the lead to 8-4, but for the third time in the third Washington regained its five-goal lead as Grieves scored from the top of the crease from Jacobs who passed it from behind the goal with 3:25 remaining.
- The Eagles cut it to four for the fourth time in the third quarter as MacLeish scored on a man-up situation from Husselbaugh to reduce WC's lead to 9-5 and that would be the score entering the fourth quarter.
- Washington opened the scoring in the fourth quarter 28 seconds in taking advantage of a Bridgewater penalty as Barbieri scored from Grieves to restore the five-goal lead. 
- MacLeish scored his fourth of the game with 7:52 left to get it within four for the fifth time in the second half to round out the scoring as the Eagles could never draw any closer. 

For The Shoremen (5-1)
- Scoring: Grieves (two goals and two assists), Trapp (two goals and one assist), Barbieri (two goals), Jacobs (one goal and one assist)
- In Goal: Ben Flood (30:00, one goal allowed, five saves), Chris Del Rosario (30:00, five goals allowed, seven saves to set career-best)
- Washington was 16-for-19 in clears in the contest and was 2-for-4 on the man-up.
- Sloan, Sam Cloud and Cole Handy scooped up three ground balls to lead Washington.  For Handy, the three ground balls were a career-best.
- Washington had 12 turnovers, while causing seven Bridgewater turnovers.

For Bridgewater (Va.) (5-2)
- Scoring: MacLeish (four goals to lead all players), Husselbaugh (one goal and one helper)
- In Goal: Kevin Metzger (60:00, 10 goals allowed, 14 saves)  
- The Eagles outshot the Shoremen 35-33.
- Truman (six ground balls and three caused turnovers to lead all participants) and Mason Gauntt (9-for-14 on face-offs and five ground balls)
- The Eagles were 11-for-17 in clears, 2-for-5 in man-up situations and turned it over 16 times, while notching nine caused turnovers.
- Bridgewater won 12 of the game's 19 face-offs and held a 35-29 advantage in ground balls.

Notes
- It was the first all-time meeting between Washington College and Bridgewater in men's lacrosse.

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