Washington College vs. Swarthmore
April 27, 2005
The Game Story:
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Freshman attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) scored four goals for the third consecutive game and junior goalie Kevin Thibadeau (Cheshire, CT/Avon Old Farms) made 17 saves as eighth-ranked host Washington College defeated Swarthmore, 15-5, in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon at Kibler Field. The Shoremen improved to 9-3 overall with the win and finish the regular season conference schedule with a 7-1 mark in Centennial play. Swarthmore fell to 6-7 overall and 2-5 in conference play with the loss.

The Shoremen jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Read, who also recorded two assists, scored his second man-down goal of the season in the win. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME) added two goals and one assist, while sophomore attackman Kevin Nolan (Clark, NJ/A.L. Johnson) contributed one goal and three assists.

Senior attackman Jon Spivey (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) and junior attackman Chris Dodge (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) scored two goals each, while freshman midfielder Josh Meunier (West Chester, PA/The Hill School), sophomore midfielder Mike Hughes (Pasadena, MD/Mount St. Joseph), freshman midfielder Andrew Generazio (Springfield, VA/West Springfield/Bridgton, ME), and sophomore midfielder Chris Mancini (Ocean City, MD/Worcester Prep) each scored one goal. Sophomore attackman Tyler Larkin (Severna Park, MD/Severn) contributed one assist.

Thibadeau played the first 53:19 in goal for the Shoremen and allowed only three goals en route to his 17 saves.

Washington held a 36-28 advantage in shots and a 36-26 edge in ground balls. The Shoremen also won 15 of the game's 22 face-offs, led by a 7-for-8 performance from Hughes.

Ryan McKenna, Tom Coughlin, Jeff Donlea, Paul Chung, and Adam Winegar each scored one goal for the Garnet Tide. Frank Mazzucco made 16 saves for Swarthmore.

The Shoremen return to action Saturday with their annual game against Eastern Shore rival Salisbury University. Washington will host the top-ranked Sea Gulls at 1:30 p.m. in the "War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup.