Franklin And Marshall vs. Washington College
March 26, 2011
The Game Story:
LANCASTER, PA -- Colin McKew scored the game-winning goal with 13 seconds left in the game to give host Franklin & Marshall a 10-9 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse win over visiting Washington College this afternoon in Lancaster, PA. The game was the fifth in a row between the two teams decided by one goal. F&M improved to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play with the win, while Washington fell to 3-4 and 1-2 with the loss.

The Diplomats' Tristan Miller scored the first two goals of the game - the first off an assist by BIlly Kempner 89 seconds into the contest and the second off an assist from McKew with 9:36 left in the first - to take a 2-0 lead. Junior midfielder Michael Pancottine (Bellevue, WA/Issaquah) got Washington on the board with a goal with 8:37 left in the first quarter and freshman midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, MD/Franklin) evened the score with a goal with 1:20 left in the opening period.

F&M regained the lead 1:17 into the second quarter on a goal by Sean Kenny, but Washington answered when sophomore attackman Matt Lewis (Mt. Airy, MD/Glenelg Country School) scored with 5:46 left before halftime to deadlock the score at 3-3. The Shoremen took their first lead of the game on an extra-man goal by sophomore attackman Bennett Cord (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) off an assist from sophomore attackman Glen Tompkins (Manhasset, NY/Manhasset) with 4:38 left in the quarter. Kenny answered for the Diplomats 80 seconds later to knot the score at 4-4 before halftime.

Tompkins opened the third-quarter scoring with an extra-man goal off an assist from Cord with 9:40 left in the period to put Washington in front, 5-4. F&M then scored the final four goals of the quarter. Kempner opened the run with a goal with 6:51 on the clock, Kevin Kilpatrick followed with a goal with 5:06 left, A.J. Reichert scored off a McKew assist at 1:23, and Kempner scored again - this time off an assist by Evan Bakst with nine seconds left in the third to give the Diplomats an 8-5 lead.

F&M's run continued into the fourth quarter as Kenny scored with 12:52 left to give the Diplomats a 9-5 advantage. Lewis ended the F&M run and opened the Shoremen's run by scoring with 10:53 remaining to get the Shoremen back to within three goals at 9-6. Tompkins cut the lead to 9-7 with an extra-man goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) with 7:45 left and Cord found freshman attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, MD/Calvert Hall) with 6:16 remaining to trim the lead down to one goal at 9-8. Junior attackman Billy Stafford (White Hall, MD/Hereford) knotted the score at 9-9 with a goal with 3:34 remaining. McKew's game-winner came on the Diplomats' first shot during a possession following an F&M timeout called with 1:04 on the clock.

Kenny led all players with three goals in the win for F&M, while Kempner had two goals and an assist, Miller scored two goals, and McKew finished with a goal and two assists. For Washington, Tompkins tallied two goals and one assist, Cord had one goal and two assists, and Lewis scored two goals.

Cameron Setian made 12 saves between the pipes for F&M, while junior goalie Peter Stewart (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) made 13 stops for the Shoremen. Washington held a slim 40-38 advantage in shots in the game, but F&M won 15 of the game's 22 face-offs.

The Shoremen return to action one week from today with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Muhlenberg