Haverford vs. Washington College
March 29, 2008
The Game Story:
HAVERFORD, PA -- Senior attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) scored four goals and assisted on two others to lead fifth-ranked Washington College past eighth-ranked host Haverford College, 12-6, in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon. The Shoremen improved to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play with the win, while the Fords fell to 6-2 and 1-2 with the loss. The Shoremen have now won their first nine games of a season for just the third time in program history.

Haverford got on the board first when Jason Leeds scored with 12:59 left in the first quarter, but the Shoremen scored the next three goals to go up, 3-1, on a goal by senior attackman Kolyn Kirby (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) off an assist from senior midfielder Andrew Generazio (Springfield, VA/West Springfield/Bridgton, ME) 46 seconds into the second quarter. The Fords tied the score with back-to-back goals, but Washington ended the half with three unanswered goals as Read scored with 5:33 left to give the Shoremen a 6-3 lead at the intermission.

The Shoremen extended their run to five unanswered goals and took an 8-3 lead by scoring the only two goals of the third quarter as Read found Kirby for a goal with 13:34 left and then assisted on a goal by junior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) with 11:19 remaining in the period.

The Fords cut the lead to four goals three times in the fourth quarter, but could get no closer. Read scored the final two goals of the game - the first off an assist from Generazio with 2:59 left and the second on an extra-man opportunity with 1:50 to go - to provide the final margin.

Kirby scored three goals and assisted on another in the win and Kielek had two goals and one assist to give Washington's starting attack unit a total of nine goals and four assists in the contest. Junior midfielder Matt Moreton (Darnestown, MD/Northwest) scored two goals and senior midfielder Nick Gregory (Riva, MD/South River) had one for Washington.

Max Hjelm was the only Ford with multiple points in the game, scoring two goals and assisting on a third.

Haverford held a 47-31 advantage in shots in the game, but Washington junior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made 16 saves for the Shoremen in the victory and also tallied a game-best seven ground balls. Cohen made 10 saves in the second half as the Fords connected on just three of their 28 shots over the final 30 minutes.

Washington opened the 1999 season 9-0 en route to a 12-3 finish. In 2004, the Shoremen opened the season by winning their first 15 games before finishing 18-3.

The Shoremen return to action one week from today with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Gettysburg.