Swarthmore vs. Washington College
April 28, 2004
The Game Story:
SWARTHMORE, PA -- Second-ranked Washington College won its school-record 15th game of the season this afternoon by knocking off host Swarthmore College, 10-3, in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon. The Shoremen improved to 15-0 overall this season with the win and completed their second consecutive 8-0 season in regular season Centennial play.

Washington jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one quarter and led by a 7-1 margin at halftime. Senior midfielder Stephen Berger (Columbia, MD/Mt. St. Joseph) scored two goals and assisted on four others in the win. Junior attackman Jon Spivey (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) added four goals, while senior midfielder Michael Dyal (West Palm Beach, FL/Hotchkiss School, CT) fired in three goals and senior Michael McWilliams (Essex, NJ/West Essex) tallied one. Freshman attackman Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME) notched a pair of assists, while senior midfielders Topher Brewer (Wilton, CT/Vermont Academy, VT) and Brent Renner (Fairfax, VA/W.T. Woodson) recorded one assist each. Senior goalie Richard Yost (Westminster, MD/St. Paul's) made nine saves between the pipes for the Shoremen.

John Charles, Tom Coughlin, and John Cleaver each scored one goal for the Garnet Tide (5-9, 2-5 Centennial). Charlie Sussman contributed one assist, while Steve Isbister made 12 saves in goal for Swarthmore.

Washington's 15 wins this season eclipses the school record of 14 set by the 1997 NCAA Finalist team and matched by the 1998 NCAA Division III Championship team. Both of those teams finished with 14-4 overall records.

The Shoremen travel to Salisbury University, the top-ranked team in Division III and the defending National Champion, Saturday for the annual "War on the Shore" rivalry game. This year's game is historic as the two teams will be playing for the Charles B. Clark Cup for the first time. This is also the first time Washington and Salisbury will play where both teams enter the contest with undefeated records. Game time is 1:00 p.m.