Vmi vs. Washington And Lee
April 4, 2007
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior goalkeeper Chris Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) posted a career-high 21 saves in leading Washington and Lee to an 8-4 victory over VMI in the 20th Annual Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic on Wednesday afternoon at VMI's Alumni Memorial Stadium.

Lalli and VMI freshman goalkeeper Sean McCoy were named the winners of the Worrell-Fallon Award as the game MVP's.

Washington and Lee (7-3) opened the scoring just eight seconds into the game as junior attackman Ned Rider (Manakin-Sabot, Va./Collegiate) scored off an assist from sophomore attackman Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson). The Keydets (1-8) tied the score just 2:34 later as junior attackman Matt Harrison scored off a feed from senior midfielder Steve Long, but the Generals scored three unanswered goals in the second quarter to assume a 4-1 lead at halftime.

The teams traded goals to begin the third quarter, but W&L pulled away with another three-goal run midway through the penultimate quarter for an 8-2 lead heading into the final period.

VMI mounted a charge during the final 15 minutes, taking 22 shots and scoring a pair of late goals, but Lalli recorded 12 saves in the quarter to preserve the win.

Rider led the W&L offense with two goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Jim Ryan (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) posted two goals. Skeen added a pair of assists.

The Keydets were led by junior attackman Kevin Hill, who tallied two goals and one assist. Long had a pair of assists, while McCoy notched 10 saves in goal.

W&L returns to action on Sat., Apr. 14 when it travels to Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm contest.
Washington and Lee (7-3) 1 3 4 0 -- -- -- 8
VMI (1-8) 1 0 1 2 -- -- -- 4

W&L GOALS: Ned Rider 2, Jim Ryan 2, Charlie Clarke 1, Will Englehart 1, Lee McLaughlin 1, Harry St. John 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Tim Skeen 2, Will Keigler 1, Ned Rider 1, Spotty Robins 1.
VMI GOALS: Kevin Hill 2, Bobby Davis 1, Matt Harrison 1.
VMI ASSISTS: Steve Long 2, Kevin Hill 1.

Chris Lalli (W&L) 60:00, 4 GA, 21 Saves
Sean McCoy (VMI) 60:00, 8 GA, 10 Saves

Shots: W&L 29, VMI 38
Ground Balls: W&L 43, VMI 45
Penalty Minutes: W&L 3/2:00, VMI 1/1:00
Extra Man: W&L 1-for-1, VMI 0-for-3
Faceoffs: W&L 13, VMI 2
Clears: W&L 17-of-24, VMI 21-of-27