Kenyon vs. Wooster
May 6, 2006
The Game Story:
GAMBIER, Ohio (May 6, 2006)– The Kenyon College men’s lacrosse team made a bold statement Saturday, dismantling the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, 11-2. The win marked the end of the regular season for the Lords, who will now await word from the NCAA on the matter of a postseason tournament berth.

Kenyon, which last appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2000, wrapped up its season with an overall record of 11-3 and a North Coast Athletic Conference mark of 3-2. The 11 wins are the Lords’ highest single-season total since that 2000 season in which the team posted a final record of 13-2.

The Lords will learn of their tournament chances Sunday night, when the NCAA broadcasts on College Sports Television (CSTV) its tournament selections for all divisions. The program will air beginning at 9 p.m.

Before Kenyon could even begin to start contemplating postseason play, it had to take care of business on McBride Field. The Lords came out of firing against the Scots, notching the game’s first five goals. The tallies came from five different players. Two were assisted by Devin Catlin (Charlottesville, VA/Western Albemarle) and two others were set up by Brad Harvey (Winchester, MA/Winchester).

Wooster (8-6, 2-3 NCAC) closed out the first quarter with a couple of goals, but trailed 5-2. From that point on, the Lords’ defense was dominant, holding the Scots scoreless for the final 47 minutes of the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Charlie Floeckher (Lutherville, MD/Boys’ Latin) was brilliant in net, continually frustrating the Scots while chalking up 15 saves.

Floeckher and the Lords’ defense have now given up just 14 goals in their last three games and are yielding an average of just 7.14 goals per game this season. Only four teams have been able to score ten or more points on the Lords’ defense.

On the offensive end, Kenyon junior Sean Wheeler (Darien, CT/Brunswick School), who scored one of those five goals in the first quarter, registered one more goal in each of the final three quarters. He finished up with a game-high four scores. Nate Pritchard (Narberth, PA/Lower Merion) and Luke Larson (Mercer Island, WA/Seattle Academy) each added a pair of tallies to the Lords’ total.