Washington College vs. Mcdaniel
March 22, 2008
The Game Story:
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Sixth-ranked host Washington College scored five times in the first 4:48 of the game and never looked back en route to a 16-9 win over visiting McDaniel in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon on Kibler Field on Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen (7-0, 2-0 Centennial) got a combined 13 goals and eight assists from the starting attack unit of junior Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) and seniors Kolyn Kirby (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) and Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) in the victory.

Kielek finished off the Shoremen's game-opening run with a goal with 10:12 remaining in the first quarter. The Shoremen built a 7-1 lead after one quarter and a 12-3 advantage by halftime. Washington held an 18-2 advantage in shots in the first quarter and a 29-9 advantage in shots in the first half. Washington had scored its 11th goal of the game before committing its second turnover of the contest. McDaniel (3-3, 0-1) outscored Washington, 6-4, in the second half, but never got closer than seven goals during the final 30 minutes.

Kielek finished with three goals and five assists in the game, while Kirby netted five goals and two assists and Read had five goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Nick Gregory (Riva, MD/South River) and junior midfielder Casey O'Connor (Crownsville, MD/Archbishop Spalding) each added one goal and one assist and freshman attackman Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) fired in a goal of his own.

Chris Edmonds led McDaniel with three goals, while Mike Hatton had two goals and one assist and Evan Young scored two goals. Gibbs Preston added one goal and one assist for the Green Terror, while Matt Buschman had one goal and Bill Warner tallied two assists.

Washington won 16 of the game's 26 face-offs, led by a 9-for-13 effort by junior midfielder Thayer Damm (Huntingdon Valley, PA/LaSalle). Damm has won 68.1% of his face-offs this season. The Shoremen also held a 41-27 edge in shots and a 34-29 advantage in ground balls for the game.

The 7-1 first quarter continued a season-long trend of hot starts for the Shoremen, who have outscored their opponents, 29-10, in the first quarter this year. Washington has how scored 12 or more goals in six straight games for the first time since doing so during a 5-1 stretch in the 2002 season. This is the first time in 11 years that the Shoremen have scored 12 or more goals in six straight games and won all of those games since scoring a dozen or more in eight straight games, all victories, during the 1997 season.