SALISBURY, Md. -- Craig Rhodey's goal with 6:17 remaining broke a 9-9 tie and lifted top-ranked Salisbury State to a 10-9 victory over Washington and Lee in the NCAA Tournament Semifinal on Sunday in Salisbury, Md.
The game featured eight ties, with neither team leading by more than two goals throughout the contest.
Salisbury (17-1) opened the scoring with 7:24 remaining in the first quarter as Tim Parks scored an unassisted goal that was originally stopped by W&L junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola). However, Hays was unable to control the rebound and inadvertantly kicked the ball into the net.
The Generals (16-2) responded with 6:37 remaining in the period as junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) notched an unassisted tally, one of three goals on the day, to tie the game at 1-1. W&L then assumed a 2-1 lead with 5:54 remaining in the first as senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) scored off an assist from junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes).
The Sea Gulls again tied the score, this time at 2-2 with 4:28 left in the first, as Joe High scored off an assist by Chris Turner.
However, the Generals again forged ahead as Hackney scored another unassisted tally with 2:25 remaining in the first quarter. It was the last lead the Generals would hold. The two teams headed into halftime tied at 5-5.
The game remained nip-and-tuck throughout the final two quarters with Salisbury opening a 9-7 advantage with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter. W&L again fought back to tie the game as Dugan brought the Generals to within 9-8 with 56 seconds left in the third and senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) scored off an assist from Dougherty with 9:53 remaining to knot the score at 9-9.
Following Rhodey's goal, the Generals had several opportunities to again tie the score, the best coming with 56 seconds remaining in the game when Salisbury received a 30-second penalty for a push. W&L sent several shots at the cage, the last coming with one second remaining, but could not find the net.
W&L was led offensively by Dougherty, Dugan, Hackney, and Brown. Hackney posted three goals, while Dugan tallied one goal and two assists, Dougherty notched two goals and an assist, and Brown totaled two goals and an assist. Dugan's three points gave him 87 on the season, a new W&L record. He ends the season just seven points shy of the W&L career scoring record. Dougherty finished his career with 224 career points, fourth all-time.
Hays was spectacular in goal, notching 16 saves, many coming from point-blank range.
Salisbury was led by High, who had three goals, and Turner, who posted two goals and an assist.
The Generals ended their season with a school-record 16 wins. Salisbury advances to the Division III National Championship contest where it will face Middlebury College.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (16-2) 3 2 3 1 -- 9 Salisbury State (17-1) 2 3 4 1 -- 10 SCORING: W&L GOALS: Pope Hackney 3, Colin Dougherty 2, Chris Brown 2, Tom Burke 1, Matt Dugan 1. W&L ASSISTS: Matt Dugan 2, Chris Brown 1, Colin Dougherty 1. SSU GOALS: Joe High 3, Rob Bates 2, Chris Turner 2, Parks 1, Barnes 1, Craig Rhodey 1. SSU ASSISTS: Fox 2, Chris Turner 1, Dave DiPaola 1, Craig Rhodey 1, Rob Bates 1, Parks 1. Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 60 10 16 L Dodson (SSU) 31 5 7 -- Tewes (SSU) 29 4 3 W W&L SSU 39 Shots 34 9 Faceoffs 12 55 Ground Balls 51 6 for 4:30 Penalties 6 for 5:00 1 for 6 Extra Man Opportunities 1 for 6 24 of 29 Clears 19 of 24
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) netted two goals and dished out four assists as fourth-ranked Washington and Lee used a 4-0 burst in the fourth period to break an 8-all tie and defeat Gettysburg 12-10 in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals at Musselman Stadium in Gettysburg, Pa.
With the win, the Generals advance to face top-ranked Salisbury State in the national semifinals next weekend. The Sea Gulls avenged their only loss of the 2000 regular-season with a 21-9 romp over Washington (Md.) on Sunday.
In a game that was tied at the end of each of the first three periods, the Generals advanced to the semis with a 4-0 run over a span of seven minutes and 42 seconds in the fourth quarter. Dougherty fed junior attackman Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) with 12:28 left in the game to put the Generals ahead to stay at 9-8. Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mtn. Lakes) then scored twice in a span of 44 seconds to push the lead to 11-8 and help Washington and Lee (16-1) to its school-record 16th victory while avenging its only loss of the 2000 campaign. Gettysburg downed W&L 6-4 on March 12th in Lexington. Following Dugan's pair of goals, freshman attacker Will Sharp (Kensington, Md./St. Albans) finalized the W&L scoring with an EMO goal, increasing the W&L advantage to 12-8 with 4:46 to play. The Bullets (14-2) responded with an unassisted goal from Tommy Pearce with 4:10 to play, but the Generals clamped down on defense and held Gettysburg off the scoreboard until a goal by Ross Garretson with only :10 seconds remaining.
W&L junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made 12 saves on the afternoon while Andrew Barter came up with eight stops for Gettysburg. The Generals were led in scoring by Dougherty with a team-high six points. Dugan notched four goals and an assist, while senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) chipped in with two goals and an assist. The Bullets, who saw their season end in the Quarterfinals for the third consecutive season, were led by Pete Milliman with two goals and two assists, while Garretson tallied three goals.
Both the date and time of W&L's contest against Salisbury State will be announced later this week.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (16-1) 3 2 3 4 -- 12 Gettysburg (14-2) 2 2 3 2 -- 10 SCORING: W&L GOALS: Matt Dugan 4, Chris Brown 2, Tom Burke 2, Colin Dougherty 2, Bernie Norton 1, Will Sharp 1. W&L ASSISTS: Colin Dougherty 4, Bernie Norton 3, Matt Dugan 1, Chris Brown 1, Pope Hackney 1. GC GOALS: Ross Garretson 3, Ric Bremer 2, Pete Milliman 2, Tommy Pearce 1, Kevin Callahan 1, Matt Twombly 1. GC ASSISTS: Charlie Hanchett 2, Pete Milliman 2, Kevin Callahan 1, Mark Pollak 1. Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 60 10 12 W Andrew Barter (GC) 60 12 8 L W&L GC 39 Shots 38 12 Faceoffs 12 45 Ground Balls 34 1 for 1:00 Penalties 5 for 4:00 2 for 5 Extra Man Opportunities 1 for 1 13 of 14 Clears 13 of 15
LEXINGTON, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III lacrosse tournament with a convincing 22-4 victory over the visiting Lords of Kenyon College.
Senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) opened the scoring just 1:08 into the first period with an unassisted goal. He then upped the W&L lead to 2-0 with another goal at the 9:49 mark before assisting on a goal by senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson). Dougherty then tallied his third goal of the game for a 4-0 Generals' lead at the 5:08 mark. W&L added two more scores over the rest of the frame to stake its claim to a solid 6-0 lead after the opening quarter. In the stanza, W&L outshot the Lords by a 17-1 margin.
W&L (15-1) continued to extend its lead at the start of the second, opening up an 8-0 advantage before sophomore midfielder Mike Glancy (Rehoboth, Mass./Pomfret) got the Lords on the scoreboard with a goal off an assist from senior defender Kurt Cross (Bellvue, Wash./Overlake). With the score standing at 8-1, Brown and junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mtn. Lakes) tallied back-to-back goals to catapult W&L into the halftime break with a 10-1 advantage.
The Generals continued their torrid pace in the second half as they outscored Kenyon (13-2) by a 12-3 margin for the final score of 22-4. The 18-goal differential marks the largest margin of victory in W&L's NCAA Tournament history. With the win, Washington and Lee ties the school record for wins in a season with 15.
W&L was led in scoring by Dougherty, who amassed six goals and three assists on the afternoon. Dugan chipped in with five goals and three assists, while junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) added three goals and three assists. Freshman midfielder Thomas Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) was the unsung hero for the Generals, winning 23-of-27 faceoffs. Kenyon was paced by junior midfielder Derick Stowe (Great Falls, Va./Potomac), who scored two goals on the afternoon.
With the win, the Generals advance to face the winner of the first-round matchup between Widener and Gettysburg. The date and location of the quarterfinal contest will be announced on Thursday, May 11.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (15-1) 6 4 6 6 -- 22 Kenyon (13-2) 0 1 2 1 -- 4 SCORING: Washington and Lee: Colin Dougherty (6 goals, 3 assists), Matt Dugan (5 goals, 3 assists), Pope Hackney (3 goals, 3 assists),Chris Brown (2 goals, 2 assists), Bernie Norton (1 goal, 2 assists), Greg Meyers (2 goals), Andrew Barnett, (1 goal), Tom Burke (1 goal), Andrew Jones (1 goal), Will Sharp (1 assist), Thomas Melanson (1 assist). Kenyon: Derick Stowe (2 goals), Mike Glancy (1 goal, 1 assist), Evan Bliss (1 goal), Justin Hamilton (1 assist), Kurt Cross (1 assist). Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 53 3 8 W Dan Grattan (W&L) 7 1 2 -- Greg Clancy (KC) 60 22 14 L W&L KC 56 Shots 20 24 Faceoffs 5 56 Ground Balls 27 4 for 3:00 Penalties 9 for 7:30 5 for 9 Extra Man Opportunities 1 for 4 15 of 18 Clears 12 of 20
ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team wrapped up its' regular season on Wednesday afternoon with an 18-6 victory over the Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon College. With the win, the Generals tie the W&L school-record for regular-season wins with 14.
Junior attackman Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) tallied W&L's first goal of the contest at the 9:22 mark of the opening period to tie the game at 1-1. After the teams exchanged goals, senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) connected for two consecutive scores to give the Generals (14-1, 6-0 ODAC) a 4-2 lead after the first period. Brown continued to pace Washington and Lee's offense throughout the second quarter, notching three additional goals en route to a 10-5 halftime advantage for W&L.
The Generals put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring the Yellow Jackets by a 4-0 margin for a 14-5 lead heading into the final stanza. Junior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) and senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) opened the fourth with back-to-back goals, less than a minute apart, for a 16-5 W&L lead. From there, the Generals cruised to the 18-6 victory.
W&L was led offensively by Brown, who amassed six goals and two assists on the day. Norton tallied four goals, while Dougherty and junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) netted two goals and two assists each. Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Towson) made nine saves in goal for the Generals.
Washington and Lee will have to wait to find out its' next opponent, as the brackets for the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament will be announced on Sunday at 7:30 pm on Home Team Sports. The Generals receive an automatic bid to the tournament as the champion of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (14-1, 6-0 ODAC) 4 6 4 4 -- 18 Randolph-Macon (7-7, 1-5 ODAC) 2 3 0 1 -- 6 W&L GOALS: Chris Brown 6, Bernie Norton 4, Pope Hackney 2, Colin Dougherty 2, Matt Dugan 1, Greg Meyers 1, Andrew Barnett 1, Tom Burke 1. W&L ASSISTS: Matt Dugan 3, Colin Dougherty 2, Chris Brown 2, Will Sharp 1, Pope Hackney 1. R-MC GOALS: Hugh Purvis 2, Brian Casey 2, Steve Fullmer 1, Bryan Lambert 1. R-MC ASSISTS: Hugh Purvis 1. Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 51 6 9 W Dan Grattan (W&L) 9 0 1 -- F.J. Federico (RMC) 22 8 4 L Matt Loda (RMC) 38 10 13 -- W&L RMC 48 Shots 20 23 Faceoffs 5 58 Ground Balls 28 8 for 7:00 Penalties 8 for 7:00 2 for 8 Extra Man Opportunities 0 for 8 19 of 22 Clears 14 of 22
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) tied a Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic record with nine points on five goals and four assists to help lead Washington and Lee to a 14-4 win over Virginia Military Institute in the battle of Lexington played on W&L's Wilson Field. Dugan, who now holds the Lee-Jackson record for career points (18) and is tied for the record in career goals (13), and VMI junior goalie Jeff Neal (Severna Park, Md./Fork Union) were recipients of the Worrell-Fallon Award which is presented to the game MVP from both teams. Dugan's selection is his second in three years as a General.
VMI led the game 1-0 after one quarter, holding the Generals (13-1) scoreless throughout the first 15 minutes and receiving a goal from junior attackman Brad Muston (Novi, Mich./Novi) with just 3:21 gone-by.
The Keydets (7-6) held the lead until W&L junior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) tied the game on an unassisted goal 1:42 into the second quarter. Hackney notched another unassisted tally just 49 seconds later to give the Generals a 2-1 lead with 12:29 remaining in the half.
Hackney's goals ignited W&L as it went on to score four unanswered goals over the next 5:53 to take a 6-1 lead with 6:36 remaining in the first half. VMI received a goal from sophomore midfielder Steve Schmidt (Huntington Station, N.Y./Fork Union) off an assist from Muston with 4:13 remaining in the half and another goal from junior midfielder Erik Siebert (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) with 2:52 remaining to cut the Generals' lead to 6-3.
However, Hackney tallied his third goal of the half with 6.8 seconds left to send Washington and Lee into the locker room with a 7-3 halftime advantage.
The Keydets scored the first goal of the second half with just 2:21 gone-by in the third quarter, but the Generals held VMI scoreless the rest of the way for the 10-goal victory, its 12th-straight in the series.
Hackney tallied three goals and two assists on the game, while senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) added three goals. Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) made 10 saves in goal for the Generals.
VMI was led by Muston's one-goal, one-assist performance and Siebert's two goals. Neal recorded 16 saves in goal for the Keydets.
Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it ends its regular-season at Randolph-Macon. Faceoff is set for 4:00 pm. VMI's season ends at 7-6.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (13-1) 0 7 4 3 -- 14 Virginia Military (7-6) 1 2 1 0 -- 4 W&L GOALS: Matt Dugan 5, Pope Hackney 3, Colin Dougherty 3, Tom Burke 1, Andrew Jones 1, Chris Brown 1. W&L ASSISTS: Matt Dugan 4, Pope Hackney 2, Chris Brown 1. VMI GOALS: Erik Siebert 2, Steve Schmidt 1, Brad Muston 1. VMI ASSISTS: Brad Muston 1. Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 56 4 10 W Dan Grattan (W&L) 4 0 2 -- Jeff Neal (VMI) 60 14 16 L W&L VMI 44 Shots 24 16 Faceoffs 6 51 Ground Balls 37 0 for 0:00 Penalties 3 for 2:00 1 for 3 Extra Man Opportunities 0 for 0 17 of 21 Clears 14 of 20
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) tallied four goals and two assists in leading fifth-ranked Washington and Lee to a 16-2 win over Hampden-Sydney in Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The win clinched the Generals the ODAC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Sophomore midfielder Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) opened the scoring with 7:36 remaining in the opening period as he found the back of the net off an assist from Dugan. Dugan tallied two more goals before the half as the Generals held a 6-1 lead heading into the locker room.
W&L (12-1, 5-0) extended its lead to 11-1 after three quarters and emptied the bench during the fourth period in cruising to the the 14-goal victory, its ninth win in a row this season. In addition to Dugan's outstanding afternoon, the Generals received several stellar contributions. Junior midfielders Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) and Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) each notched four points on the day. Norton tallied three goals and one assist, while Hackney scored two goals and dished two assists. Senior attackmen Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) and Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) both totaled three points. Brown notched two goals and an assist, while Dougherty had one goal and two assists.
Hampden-Sydney (8-6, 3-3) was led by freshman attackman Chris Lucas (Fairfax Station, Va./Paul VI), who totaled one goal and one assist. He ends the season as the Tigers' leading scorer with 34 goals and 19 assists for 53 points.
Junior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) and senior Dan Grattan (Vienna, Va./Marshall) combined to make 12 saves in goal for W&L, while junior Scott Fava (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin) and sophomore Alexander Ayers (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) combined on 12 saves for the Tigers.
Washington and Lee will resume action next Saturday, April 29, as it hosts cross-town rival Virginia Military Institute in a 2:00 pm contest.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (12-1) 2 4 5 5 -- 16 Hampden-Sydney (8-6) 0 1 0 1 -- 2 W&L GOALS: Matt Dugan 4, Bernie Norton 3, Pope Hackney 2, Chris Brown 2, Will Sharp 2, Colin Dougherty 1, Andrew Barnett 1, John Moore 1. W&L ASSISTS: Matt Dugan 2, Pope Hackney 2, Colin Dougherty 2, Chris Brown 1, Bernie Norton 1. H-SC GOALS: Chris Lucas 1, Phillip Dick 1. H-SC ASSISTS: Chris Lucas 1. Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 53 2 9 W Dan Grattan (W&L) 7 0 3 -- Scott Fava (H-SC) 49 12 11 L Alexander Ayers (H-SC) 11 4 1 -- W&L H-SC 42 Shots 24 13 Faceoffs 8 33 Ground Balls 32 5 for 4:30 Penalties 5 for 4:00 3 for 5 Extra Man Opportunities 0 for 5 20 of 25 Clears 11 of 19
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team improved to 11-1 on the season with a 7-4 victory over Whittier College in a game played at the University of Virginia due to poor field conditions.
W&L (11-1) opened the scoring just 3:12 into the contest when senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) connected off a feed from junior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mtn. Lakes). Neither team was able to capitalize throughout the rest of the period, and the Generals entered the second quarter with the 1-0 advantage. Freshman attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) increased the W&L lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal at the 13:44 mark of the second period. Senior midfielder Greg Meyers (Riverside,Conn./Greenwich) added an unassisted goal of his own with 5:10 remaining in the half, upping the Generals' lead to three. The score held until the halftime break. Senior Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) stopped 10 Whittier shots in the first half alone.
W&L continued its' onslaught at the start of the third quarter when Dugan found the net off a pass from Brown. The Poets (9-2) got on the scoreboard at the 6:23 mark when senior midfielder Chris Rockwell (Monkton, Md/St. Paul's) rifled a shot past Hays, cutting the lead to 4-1. Despite numerous scoring opportunities, the teams could not find the net throughout the rest of the quarter. Junior midfielder Sam Seashole (Hampstead, Md./N. Carroll) once again cut into the lead, notching an unassisted goal at the 13:49 mark. The Poets continued their torrid pace with two more goals within 4:05 of Seashole's tally, tying the score at 4-4. W&L quickly retaliated, with Dugan netting another goal at 8:30 to give W&L the lead at 5-4. The Generals netted two insurance goals within the next 1:45 to put the game away. The final period was played in a torrential downpour. With 1:22 remaining, the game was delayed for 15 minutes due to lightning in the vicinity.
W&L will return to action on Saturday, April 22, when it plays host to ODAC-rival Hampden-Sydney College in a 2:00 pm matchup.
1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (11-1) 1 2 1 3 -- 7 Whittier (9-2) 0 0 1 3 -- 4 1st 11:48 Brown from Dugan (W&L) - 1-0 4th 13:49* Seashole (WC) - 4-2 2nd 13:44 Barnett (W&L) - 2-0 12:19 Redmer from Seashole (WC) - 4-3 5:10 Meyers (W&L) - 3-0 9:54 Lynch (WC) - 4-4 3rd 11:04 Dugan from Brown (W&L) - 4-0 8:30 Dugan from Hackney (W&L) - 5-4 6:23 Rockwell (WC) - 4-1 7:00 Meyers (W&L) - 6-4 6:45 Hackney (W&L) - 7-4 * - EMO goal SCORING: Washington and Lee: Matt Dugan (2 goals, 1 assist), Greg Meyers (2 goals), Pope Hackney (1 goal, 1 assist), Chris Brown (1 goal, 1 assist), Andrew Barnett (1 goal). Whittier: Sam Seashole (1 goal, 1 assist), Steve Redmer (1 goal), Mike Lynch (1 goal), Chris Rockwell (1 goal). GOALTENDING: Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 60 4 13 W Denis Miciletto (WC) 60 11 7 L Shots: W&L 46, Whitter 28 Ground Balls: W&L 42, Whitter 34 Face-offs: W&L 7, Whitter 8 Clears: W&L 25 of 28, Whitter 15 of 24 Penalties-Min.: W&L 3-2:30, Whitter 3-2:30 Extra-Man Offense: W&L 0-3, Whitter 1-3
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