Washington College vs. Hampden-sydney
March 13, 2004
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA -- Sophomore attackman Sam Lane (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield) scored five goals to lead fourth-ranked Washington College past fifth-ranked host Hampden-Sydney in men's lacrosse action this afternoon. The Shoremen (5-0) outscored the Tigers (3-1), 8-2, in the second half.

The Tigers struck first in the game as Eamon Thornton scored off an assist from Chris Schaaf three minutes in. Lane, who missed Washington's last game due to injury, evened things up with a goal off a feed from senior midfielder Stephen Berger (Columbia, MD/Mt. St. Joseph) with 10:14 remaining in the first quarter. The Shoremen took the lead 66 seconds later as freshman attackman Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME) scored off an assist from senior midfielder Michael Williams (Essex, NJ/West Essex). Hampden-Sydney responded with a 3-0 run as Vince Smith scored off a feed from Bois Farrar at 5:25, Schaaf scored off a Smith feed at 4:27, and Thomas Jennings scored with 53 seconds left in the quarter to make it 4-2 in favor of the Tigers.

The Shoremen cut the lead to one with 13:59 to play in the second quarter when senior midfielder Topher Brewer (Wilton, CT/Vermont Academy, VT) scored off an assist from McWilliams, but the Tigers got the goal right back as Matt Fassnacht scored 58 seconds later. Lane scored with 9:55 left in the half only to have Smith fire in a goal with 6:43 to play to give Hampden-Sydney a 6-4 lead at the break.

Washington came out hot in the third quarter and dominated the period, outshooting the Tigers, 17-2, and scoring all four goals in the quarter. Lane got things started with a goal at 12:30 and Ostrusky followed with his second goal of the day at 10:15. Junior defenseman Gregory Vetter (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) scored his first collegiate goal with 4:00 left in the quarter before Lane finished off the scoring in the period with a goal off a Berger assist at 1:45 that gave the Shoremen an 8-6 lead.

The Tigers got back within one as Sean McChesney opened the fourth-quarter scoring with 12:49 left to play in the game. Washington came back with another four-goal run, however, to take control of the contest. Brewer scored off a feed from McWilliams at 11:15 and then fired in a goal off an assist from Berger at 8:38. Junior defenseman Kyle Mitten (Wilton, CT/Wilton) scored with 5:19 remaining and Lane scored his final goal of the day with 2:35 on the clock to polish off the run. Smith scored for Hampden-Sydney with 2:18 to play to provide the final margin.

Lane's five goals came on just seven shots. Brewer finished with three goals, while Berger and McWilliams each had three assists for the Shoremen. Smith led the Tigers with three goals and one assist.

Senior goalie Richard Yost (Westminster, MD/St. Paul's) made nine saves in goal for the Shoremen. Jeremy Bull played the first 53:38 in goal for Hampden-Sydney, making nine saves and allowing 10 goals. Peter Ellington allowed the other two WC goals.

While the Tigers won 17-of-23 faceoffs in the contest, the Shoremen held a 37-21 advantage in shots.