Haverford vs. Washington College
April 21, 2004
The Game Story:
HAVERFORD, PA -- Second-ranked Washington College built a 9-1 halftime lead and cruised past host Haverford College, 18-6, in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon. The Shoremen, now 13-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play, clinched a berth in the four-team Centennial Conference Playoffs with the win. The loss dropped the Fords to 7-4 overall and 2-4 in conference play.

The Shoremen's current 13-game winning streak is their longest ever in a single season, surpassing the record of 12 set in 1949 and equaled last year. Washington's longest winning streak ever is 15 games, a stretch which spanned parts of the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

Washington held commanding advantages in shots (38-18), ground balls (51-23), and face-off wins (20-8) in the game. In addition, the Shoremen converted 20-of-21 clears, while the Fords were 16-of-23 on clear opportunities.

Thirteen different players scored at least one goal or recorded at least one assist in the win for the Shoremen, with senior midfielder Stephen Berger (Columbia, MD/Mt. St. Joseph) and junior attackman Jon Spivey (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) leading the way with four goals and two assists each. Sophomore attackman Sam Lane (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield) added two goals and two assists, freshman attackman Kevin Nolan (Clark, NJ/A.L. Johnson) contributed two goals and one assist, and senior midfielder Michael Dyal (West Palm Beach, FL/Hotchkiss School, CT) scored a pair of goals. Freshman midfielder Anthony Hidell (Wilmington, DE/Tower Hill) picked up the first goal and first assist of his collegiate career, while senior midfielder Brent Renner (Fairfax, VA/W.T. Woodson) also had one goal and one assist.

Senior midfielder Kentavius Jones (Easton, MD/Easton) and junior defenseman Gregory Vetter (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) each scored one goal for Washington. For Jones, his goal was the first since transferring to WC for his sophomore season. Senior long-stick midfielder Tom Parr (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright), sophomore attackman Chris Dodge (Westfield, NJ/Westfield), freshman attackman Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME), and sophomore long-stick midfielder Conor Barrett (Manasquan, NJ/Manasquan) each tallied one assist. Barrett's assist was the first of his collegiate career. Parr also won 9-of-11 face-offs in the game.

Ben Reed tallied two goals and one assist to lead Haverford in the loss. Eric Seideman added two goals, while Joe Mauri and Max Tcheyan each scored one goal. Ben Reed had one assist for the Fords.

The Shoremen return to action Saturday with a 4:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Muhlenberg.