LEXINGTON, Va. -- Third-ranked Washington and Lee closed out its 2001 season with a 12-7 win over Limetone College, the No. 1 ranked team in Division II.
The Generals (14-1) surged out to a 3-0 lead in the opening 13:34 of the game on unassisted goals by senior midfielders Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) and Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall), and junior attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien). However, the Saints (12-2) would answer before the end of the first period as freshman attackman John Navarro (Crofton, Md./Arundel) scored off an assist from sophomore attackman Devan Spilker (Glen Burnie, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) with 31 seconds remaining.
Hackney struck back on another unassisted tally with 14:22 remaining in the half to give the Generals a 4-1 lead. Limestone would again answer, knotting the game at 4-4 at the half as senior midfielder Chris Campbell (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Anne's), junior attackman Nick Carlson (Lantzville, B.C./Dover Bay Secondary) and senior midfielder Brendan Spilker (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) each found the net unassisted. Spilker's goal came with 17 seconds remaining.
The Generals assumed another lead, this time at 5-4 as senior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored on an assist by Barnett. The goal tied the W&L record for career goals held by Sam Englehart since the 1973 season. The Saints then reeled off a pair of goals, both by Carlson off assists from Navarro to take a 6-5 lead with 8:50 remaining in the third period before W&L assumed control of the game by scoring six unanswered goals to take an 11-6 lead with 3:47 remaining in the fourth period. Dugan scored during the stretch to become W&L's all-time goal leader.
Both teams would add a late goal, including another by Dugan, his 182nd career goal, to provide the 12-7 final.
The Generals were led by Dugan (3 g, 1 a), Hackney (3 g, 1 a) and Barnett (2 g, 2 a), who totaled four points each. Freshman midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) added a pair of goals, while senior Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola) stopped five shots in goal.
Limestone was led by Carlson with three goals and Navarro with one goal and two assists. Sophomore Matt Malloy (Gambrills, Md./Arundel) stopped 17 shots in goal.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (14-1) 3 1 4 4 -- 12 Limestone (12-2) 1 3 2 1 -- 7 SCORING W&L GOALS: Pope Hackney 3, Matt Dugan 3, Andrew Barnett 2, Dustin Martin 2, Bernie Norton 1, Tom Melanson 1. W&L ASSISTS: Andrew Barnett 2, Matt Dugan 1, John Moore 1, Pope Hackney 1. LC GOALS: Nick Carlson 3, John Navarro 1, Chris Campbell 1, Brendan Spilker 1, Ryan Ross 1. LC ASSISTS: John Navarro 2, Devan Spilker 1. GOALIE STATS Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 59 7 5 W Ansel Sanders (W&L) 1 0 0 -- Matt Malloy (LC) 60 12 17 L TEAM STATS W&L LC 59 Shots 20 17 Faceoffs 6 35 Ground Balls 29 2 for 1:30 Penalties 7 for 7:00 1 for 7 Extra Man Opportunities 1 for 1 11 of 14 Clears 8 of 15
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Third-ranked Washington and Lee extended a 6-3 halftime lead by outscoring Randolph-Macon, 6-0, in the third quarter en route to a 16-6 win over the Yellow Jackets in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field.
W&L junior attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) [Pictured to right] led the charge, scoring three goals during the run and totaling four goals and two assists for the game.
The Generals (13-1, 5-1) controlled play by winning 22-of-26 faceoffs in the game. Sophomore midfielder Tom Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) did much of the damage, winning 19-of-22 faceoffs. Melanson also scored a goal in the contest and collected a game-high 13 ground balls.
Senior midfielders Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) and Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) also helped lead the Generals. Norton tallied two goals and two assists while Hackney notched two goals and one assist. Senior attackman Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and freshman attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) each added a pair of goals.
The Generals were without senior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) for most of the game after he suffered a hamstring injury early in the opening quarter. Dugan is just two goals away from breaking the W&L career goals record (190) with one game remaining. Senior Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola) made four saves in 52 minutes of action in goal.
Randolph-Macon (5-9, 1-5) was led by senior attackman Hugh Purvis' (Hunt Valley, Md./Calvert Hall) one-goal, three-assist performance. Sophomore attackman Hunter Price (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) added two goals. Sophomore goalie F.J. Federico (Phoenix, Md./Boys' Latin) posted 17 saves in 45 minutes of action.
Washington and Lee will close out its season on Saturday afternoon as it hosts defending Division II champion Limestone College at 1:30 pm.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (13-1) 2 4 6 4 -- 16 Rand.-Macon (5-9) 1 2 1 3 -- 6 SCORING W&L GOALS: Andrew Barnett 4, Bernie Norton 2, Pope Hackney 2, Matt Fink 2, Tom Burke 2, Will Sharp 1, Tom Melanson 1, Dustin Martin 1, Rob Brown 1. W&L ASSISTS: Andrew Barnett 2, Bernie Norton 2, Pope Hackney 1. R-MC GOALS: Hunter Price 2, Keith Rzucidlo 1, Steve Fuller 1, Bryan Lambert 1, Hugh Purvis 1. R-MC ASSISTS: Hugh Purvis 3, James Lentz 1, Bryan Miller 1. GOALIE STATS Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 52 5 4 W Ansel Sanders (W&L) 8 1 1 -- F.J. Federico (R-MC) 45 13 17 L Alex Sklar (R-MC) 15 3 3 -- TEAM STATS W&L R-MC 47 Shots 19 22 Faceoffs 4 58 Ground Balls 38 4 for 3:00 Penalties 6 for 5:00 1 for 6 Extra Man Opportunities 0 for 4 13 of 19 Clears 14 of 26
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) and senior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) combined to score seven goals in leading Washington and Lee past the Virginia Military Institute, 15-5, in the Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic on Saturday afternoon at VMI.
The win was W&L's 13th-straight in the battle of Lexington. Hackney and VMI senior attackman Brad Muston were presented with the Worrell-Fallon Trophy as the game MVP's.
W&L surged out to a 2-0 lead in the opening eight minutes behind goals by Dugan and Hackney. However, the Keydets (3-10) tallied the next three goals, two by freshman attackman Leo McInerney, to take a 3-2 lead with 13:47 remaining in the opening half. The Generals (12-1) then went on to score the game's next six goals to assume an 8-3 lead with 7:16 remaining in the third period and never looked back. Muston scored for VMI with 6:02 remaining in the third and the Generals scored seven straight to put the game out of reach. Muston added a final goal with 6:16 left in the game.
All told, there were 25 penalties in the contest, sending the teams man-down for 23 of the game's 60 minutes. The Generals were good on four man-up situations, while VMI converted on only 2-of-13 man-ups.
Dugan led the Generals with three goals and three assists. Hackney totaled four goals and an assist, while junior attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) notched two goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Bernie Norton (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) added one goal and one assist. Senior Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola) stopped 15 shots in goal.
Muston led VMI with two goals and two assists. McInerney added a pair of goals. Senior goalie Cregg Burns stop 18 W&L shots for the Keydets.
Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it completes its ODAC schedule by hosting Randolph-Macon. Faceoff is slated for 4:00 pm.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Washington and Lee (12-1) 2 3 5 5 -- 15 Virginia Military (3-10) 2 1 1 1 -- 5 SCORING W&L GOALS: Pope Hackney 4, Matt Dugan 3, Andrew Barnett 2, Bernie Norton 1, Tom Burke 1, David Skeen 1, Tom Melanson 1, Will Sharp 1, Lawson Grumbine 1. W&L ASSISTS: Matt Dugan 3, Andrew Barnett 1, Curt Gallagher 1, Pope Hackney 1, John Moore 1, Bernie Norton 1. VMI GOALS: Brad Muston 2, Leo McInerney 2, Matt Dixson 1. VMI ASSISTS: Brad Muston 2, Tim Erwin 1. GOALIE STATS Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 60 5 15 W Cregg Burns (VMI) 60 15 18 L TEAM STATS W&L VMI 41 Shots 24 14 Faceoffs 8 35 Ground Balls 26 13 for 11:00 Penalties 12 for 12:00 4 for 10 Extra Man Opportunities 2 for 13 15 of 19 Clears 8 of 17
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Senior attackman John Neely scored seven goals to help lead 15th-ranked Hampden-Sydney to a 12-11 win over top-ranked Washington and Lee in ODAC men's lacrosse action. The win gives the Tigers the ODAC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Tigers (11-3, 5-1) broke a 5-5 tie with 13:15 remaining in the third quarter when Neely scored off an assist from sophomore defenseman Chris Biddison. Hampden-Sydney would then go on to score five of the game's next six goals to take an 11-6 lead with 12:14 remaining in the fourth quarter.
With 9:20 remaining, the Generals (11-1, 4-1) would mount a charge as senior attackman Tom Burke (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) scored off an assist from senior attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes) to cut the defecit to 11-7. Dugan added an unassisted goal with 7:54 remaining and senior midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's) notched a goal off an assist from Dugan just 34 seconds later to slice the H-SC lead to 11-9.
However, the momentum switched again as sophomore attackman Phillip Dick stretched the Tigers' lead to three as he scored an unassisted tally with 6:57 left.
The Generals came back again as Burke scored off an assist from junior attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn./Darien) with 5:43 left and Barnett found the back of the net himself with 4:17 remaining. W&L had several chances to force an overtime period, but could not beat H-SC senior goaltender Scott Fava in the waning minutes. Fava recorded 14 saves on the day, including 12 in the second half. The Generals attempted 21 shots in the fourth quarter comeback.
The Generals were led by Dugan, who had three goals and two assists. Burke notched four goals, while Barnett totaled two goals and two assists. Senior Wes Hays (Pasadena, Md./Loyola) made 10 saves in goal.
The Generals will not make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1997 season and close out the year with VMI, Randolph-Macon and Limestone. The VMI game will take place on Saturday at 2:00 pm at VMI's Alumni Memorial Stadium.
AGATE: 1 2 3 4 OT Final Hamp.-Sydney (11-3) 1 4 4 3 -- 12 Washington and Lee (11-1) 2 2 2 5 -- 11 SCORING W&L GOALS: Tom Burke 4, Matt Dugan 3, Andrew Barnett 2, Tom Melanson 1, Pope Hackney 1. W&L ASSISTS: Andrew Barnett 2, Matt Dugan 2, Bernie Norton 1, Tom Melanson 1. HSC GOALS: John Neely 7, Chris Lucas 3, Huston Green 1, Phil Dick 1. HSC ASSISTS: Chris Biddison 1, Mike Sands 1. GOALIE STATS Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 60 12 10 L Scott Fava (HSC) 60 11 14 W TEAM STATS W&L HSC 46 Shots 28 16 Faceoffs 8 38 Ground Balls 30 5 for 5:00 Penalties 6 for 5:30 2 for 6 Extra Man Opportunities 2 for 5 14 of 18 Clears 7 of 17