Washington College vs. Lynchburg
May 11, 2008
The Game Story:
May 11, 2008
#5 Shoremen Swat #4 Hornets, 12-9, in NCAA's
Read Scores Five Goals for Washington in Second Round Win

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Senior attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) scored five goals and assisted on two others as fifth-ranked host Washington College topped fourth-ranked Lynchburg, 12-9, in an NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament second round game this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen improved to 14-3 with the win and advance to play Gettysburg in a quarterfinal game on Wednesday. The Hornets finish their season at 16-3.

The Shoremen scored the first two goals of the game to take an early lead as senior attackman Kolyn Kirby (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) scored 1:06 into the contest and Read fired in a goal off a feed from junior midfielder Matt Moreton (Darnestown, MD/Northwest) with 9:52 left in the first quarter. Lynchburg evened the score as Kyle McGuire found Dean Evans for a goal with 8:19 left in the quarter and Tyler Tolson scored off an assist from Taylor Stehlgens with 5:49 on the clock. Read gave the Shoremen the lead with a goal off a feed from senior midfielder Mike Sutter (Ellicott City, MD/Mount St. Joseph) with 4:16 remaining in the first, but Lynchburg tied the score again before the end of the period as Ryan Cranston netted a goal with 1:37 on the clock.

Washington scored the first two goals of the second quarter to pull ahead, 5-3 as Kirby and Read netted unassisted goals with 12:53 and 11:24 remaining, respectively. Stephen Weis then scored off an assist from Tolson for the Hornets with 10:23 to go, but Sutter found senior midfielder Nick Gregory (Riva, MD/South River) for a goal at the 8:44 mark to push the Washington lead back to two goals. Neither team scored again until Tolson fed Cranston for a goal with 1:30 left before the half to make it 6-5 at the intermission.

The Shoremen again went up by two goals as Read opened the third-quarter scoring with 13:22 on the clock. Cranston found Johnny Black for an extra-man goal with 7:43 left in the the third to make it 7-6, but again the Shoremen answered as Gregory netted a goal off a feed from junior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) with 5:03 on the clock. Lynchburg responded with a goal by Tolson off a feed from Michael Mundorf with 2:29 remaining in the third to make it 8-7.

Washington blew the game open by scoring the first four goals of the fourth quarter. Kielek fed Read with 13:25 left to open the spurt, Read found Kirby with 12:04 remaining, and Kielek assisted on a goal by Gregory with 8:06 to go in the game. Kielek then finished off the run with an extra-man goal with 6:50 to play to give Washington a 12-7 cushion. The Hornets rounded out the scoring as Mundorf found Black for an extra-man goal with 5:41 left and Tolson netted a goal with 4:23 to play.

Read's five goals and seven points were game highs. Kirby and Gregory each scored three goals for Washington, while Kielek had a goal and three assists. Tolson led the Hornets with three goals and two assists, while Cranston had two goals and an assist and Black netted two goals.

Junior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made nine saves for Washington in the win, while Garrett Curran made 10 saves for the Hornets.

Lynchburg held a 41-34 advantage in shots in the win, but Washington won 17 of the game's 25 face-offs and held a 35-29 edge in ground balls. Junior midfielder Thayer Damm (Huntingdon Valley, PA/LaSalle) went 14-of-21 on face-offs with a game-high nine ground balls for Washington.

Wednesday's quarterfinal game will be held at Gettysburg with a start time to be announced on Monday.