|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
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
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.