Washington College vs. Limestone
March 23, 2002
The Game Story:
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- In each of their last two meetings with Limestone College, the Washington College Shoremen needed late game-winning goals to pull out victories. No such score was needed today, however, as the Shoremen, ranked third in Division III, went on an 8-0 run in the second half and surged to a 13-6 victory. Washington (6-0), which possessed the ball nearly the entire third quarter, held the top-ranked team in Division II without a shot in the third period.

Neither team scored in the game until the 2:36 mark of the first quarter, when Washington senior attackman Jon Fellows (Millington, MD/Kent County) rifled home an unassisted goal. Sophomore midfielder Michael Dyal (West Palm Beach, FL/Hotchkiss School, CT) followed with an unassisted goal of his own 15 seconds later and the Shoremen led 2-0 after the first period.

The teams traded goals in the second quarter, with Limestone (4-1) striking first at 12:46 when senior midfielder Greg Thren (Sudlersville, MD/Queen Anne's County) scored off a feed from senior attackman Nick Carlson (Lantzville, British Columbia/Dover Bay Sec.). WC junior attackman Eric Kuehn (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) scored next, off a feed from sophomore midfielder Stephen Berger (Jessup, MD/Mount St. Joseph) with 9:29 to go in the period. Limestone answered 46 seconds later as junior attackman Devan Spilker (Glen Burnie, MD/Mt. St. Joseph) scored off a pass from freshman midfielder Nolan Heavenor (Victoria, British Columbia/Spectrum Comm.), but Kuehn followed with another goal 33 seconds after that, this time off a feed from sophomore attackman Randy Vane (Sparks, MD/Gilman School).

The fast pace continued as Limestone freshman midfielder Patrick Cardiff (Victoria, British Columbia/Belmont) scored off a pass from Carlson just 19 seconds later, at 7:51, to cut the lead to 4-3. WC freshman midfielder Jon Spivey (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) scored an unassisted goal at 6:20 to up the lead back to two, but Spilker scored off a Carlson feed at 4:06 to make the score 5-4 in favor of the Shoremen at the break. Shots were nearly dead-even in the first half, with WC holding a 13-12 edge.

The third quarter was a different story. The Shoremen increased their lead to 7-4 quickly as Fellows scored off a Spivey pass at 13:48 and Vane scored an unassisted goal at 13:07. WC controlled the ball throughout the period and added two more goals, one by Kuehn from Dyal at 9:12 and another by Dyal unassisted with 28.9 seconds left, to pull ahead 9-4 after the three periods. For the quarter, the Shoremen outshot the Saints, 15-0, held a 15-7 advantage in ground balls, and won four of the five face-offs.

Fellows scored Washington's tenth goal just 16 seconds into the fourth quarter, scooping up a ground ball and dumping it in the goal behind his back. With 13:17 remaining, Fellows found Berger for a goal and the Shoremen went up by seven. With 4:20 on the clock, after a long possession, WC senior midfielder Ben Clare (Ellicott City, MD/Centennial) tacked on an unassisted goal. Only eight seconds later, Kuehn scored Washington's 13th and final goal off a pass from Fellows. Carlson broke Limestone's 31:11 scoring drought with 2:55 to play in the game off a feed from Spilker and notched his fourth assist of the contest when sophomore attackman Jason Randolph (Arnold, MD/Broadneck) scored with 50.8 seconds left.

Fellows finished with three goals and two assists in the game, while Kuehn totalled four goals. Dyal turned in a two-goal, one-assist performance. Berger, Spivey, and Vane each notched a goal and an assist. Clare's goal was his first of the season.

Carlson's four assists and one goal led the Saints. Spilker, who scored two goals and added one assist, was the only other Limestone player with multiple points.

The Shoremen will face a big test next Saturday when they host second-ranked Gettysburg College in their Centennial Conference opener.