Denison 17, W&L 7; May 15, 1999; NCAA Quarterfinals -- Lexington, Va.
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attackman Sean O'Brien (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored four goals and added three asissts to lead Denison to a 17-7 win over Washington and Lee in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Red (13-2) opened up a 4-0 lead with 5:09 remaining in the first quarter and rode the quick start to an 8-4 halftime advantage.
Denison used the third quarter to claim an 11-6 advantage entering the fourth quarter and poured it on, tallying the first six goals of the final period before W&L senior midfielder Tom Super (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) ended the rally with the game's final goal with 2:34 remaining.
Washington and Lee was penalized nine times during the game and Denison made good on four of nine extra man opportunities.
Freshman attackman Ryan Berger (Devon, Pa./Conestoga) scored four goals and junior midfielder Drew Jones (Princeton Junction, N.J./Peddie School) tallied three goals and one assist for the Big Red.
Dugan totaled two goals and one assist and junior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson) scored two goals to lead W&L.
Sophomore Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) recorded 14 saves in goal for the Generals and freshman Peter Royer (Avon, Conn./Westminster) posted 7 saves for Denison.
The Big Red advances to the semifinals to face the winner of Salisbury State/Hampden-Sydney next Saturday at the sight of the highest remaining seed.
AGATE: Score by Quarters Denison (13-2) 4 4 3 6 17 Washington and Lee (13-2) 2 2 2 1 7
W&L GOALS: Chris Brown 2, Matt Dugan 2, Colin Dougherty 1, Pope Hackney 1, Tom Super 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Matt Dugan 1, Colin Dougherty 1, Pope Hackney 1.
DU GOALS: Ryan Berger 4, Sean O'Brien 4, Drew Jones 3, Justin Walker 2, Dave Beaver 1, T.J. King 1, Mark Penske 1, Frank Pennimpede 1.
DU ASSISTS: T.J. King 3, Sean O'Brien 3, Drew Jones 1, Kevin McKee 1, Max Wright 1.
Player (School) MINUTES GA Saves W/L/T Wes Hays (W&L) 60 17 14 L Peter Royer (DU) 60 7 7 W
W&L DU 34 Shots 38 11 Faceoffs 16 49 Ground Balls 50 9 for 7:00 Penalties 7 for 5:30 2 for 6 Extra Man Offense 4 for 9 23 of 33 Clears 19 of 23 Att: 838
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