Kenyon vs. Washington And Jefferson
April 9, 2005
The Game Story:
GAMBIER, Ohio (April 9, 2005)– Sophomores Luke Larson (Mercer Island, WA/Seattle Academy) and Sean Wheeler (Darien, CT/Brunswick School) accounted for half of Kenyon’s final output Saturday while leading the Lords to a 16-9 non-conference win over the Washington and Jefferson College Presidents.

Larson led the team with six points on three goals and three assists, while Wheeler lead all scorers with five goals. They both got started early by scoring twice in the first quarter. Those tallies, combined with two more from Brad Harvey (Winchester, MA/Winchester) and Nate Pritchard (Narberth, PA/Lower Merion) gave Kenyon a 6-1 lead after 15 minutes of play.

Wheeler and Pritchard each fired in two more second-quarter goals and the Lords cruised to an 11-1 lead heading toward the break. That lead, however, was nearly chopped in half as the Presidents rattled off four straight goals before halftime. Four different Washington and Jefferson players scored within the last 1:49 of the second quarter to move the score to 11-5 at the half.

The flurry was about all that Washington and Jefferson could come up with against the Lords. Larson and Wheeler each scored one more goal in the third quarter and pushed Kenyon ahead 15-6 heading into the fourth and final frame.

Junior Sean O’Neill (Darnestown, MD/Bullis) record the last goal for the Lords at the 8:55 mark of the fourth quarter. He finished the game with two goals and an assist. Pritchard wrapped up his game with three goals and two assists, and freshman Noah Flessel (Berkeley, CA/Berkeley) contributed three assists.

The Lords out-shot the Presidents 50-36. Kenyon goalkeepers Dave Neiman (Glencoe, IL/New Trier) and Charlie Floeckher (Lutherville, MD/Boys’ Latin) combined to make 19 saves.

The victory improved the Lords’ overall record to 4-4, while Washington and Jefferson fell to 0-7. Kenyon’s next game is Wednesday against Ohio Wesleyan. That contest is a make-up from the game that got snowed out on April 2.