|The Game Story:|
|Lords present Heiser with victorious sendoff|
GAMBIER, Ohio - In 1970, Bill Heiser earned his first lacrosse coaching victory at Kenyon College. Wednesday, he capped off his career with a Lords' 19-10 win over the Wittenberg University Tigers.
The win improved Kenyon's record to 10-4, while Heiser ended his 34-year career with a record of 238-179 - the second-highest win total in the history of NCAA Division III lacrosse. At the conclusion of the game, Heiser was awarded the game ball and was promptly drenched by his players in the first water-cooler shower of his career.
When the Lords defeated Wittenberg 13-4 earlier in the season, they had trouble getting their offense started. Wednesday, however, was a different story. Kenyon fired in four goals in the first quarter before lightning delayed the game for about an hour.
Wittenberg managed two first-quarter goals, but was held scoreless through the second and third quarters. Kenyon scored five, second-quarter goals and took a 9-2 lead into the break. It wasn't until the fourth quarter, with Kenyon ahead 11-2, that Wittenberg scored again. The Tigers took advantage of the Lords' reserves and recorded eight fourth-quarter goals to make the final score a bit more respectable.
Although the Tigers were able to take a big chunk out of their deficit, Kenyon thoroughly dominated the game. Julian Quasha led all scorers with four goals and two assists. Jason McCaw added four goals and one assist. Justin Hamilton scored three times and assisted twice, while Will Walker turned in a two goals and two assists.
Wittenberg (4-8) was led by Andy Joly, who scored three times and assisted on one other goal.
The Lords' 10-4 season was their third in a row as they improved their overall combined record to 54-17 (.761) over the last five seasons.
Kenyon vs. Wittenberg
April 30, 2003