Washington College vs. Widener
February 21, 2004
The Game Story:
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Junior attackman Jon Spivey (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) scored five goals and assisted on another as fourth-ranked Washington College defeated visiting Widener, 15-7, this afternoon at Kibler Field. The game was the season opener for both teams.

Spivey opened the scoring off an assist from senior midfielder Michael Dyal (West Palm Beach, FL/Hotchkiss School, CT) with 12:33 left in the first. Unassisted goals by Spivey (7:16) and Dyal (6:42) pushed the lead to 3-0. Freshman attackman Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park) scored his first collegiate goal off an assist from senior midfielder Stephen Berger (Columbia, MD/Mt. St. Joseph) with 3:08 to play in the quarter to push the lead to 4-0. Widener's Dennis Mann scored an unassisted goal with 2:32 left in the period and a goal off an assist from Todd Fairlie with 22 seconds to go to make to pull the Pioneers to within two goals, at 4-2, after one quarter.

Berger pushed the lead back to four with two unassisted goals to open the second quarter with 14:47 and 9:16 left on the clock, respectively. Berger then fed Spivey for a goal to make it 7-2 with 6:30 left in the half. Brian Manion ended the run, scoring off an assist from Mann with 2:48 to play, but the Shoremen answered with a goal by sophomore attackman Sam Lane (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield) off a Spivey assists with 1:34 on the clock to take an 8-3 lead into halftime.

Washington scored the first four goals of the third quarter. Sophomore attackman Chris Dodge (Westfield, NJ/Westfield) scored his first collegiate goal with 13:07 on the clock. Dyal followed with a goal off an assist from Berger at 12:19, and Lane scored off of the first collegiate assist for freshman midfielder Mike Hughes (Pasadena, MD/Mount St. Joseph) with 11:42 to go in the period. Senior midfielder Brent Renner (Fairfax, VA/W.T. Woodson) then scored an unassisted goal with 9:48 left in the period to give the Shoremen a 12-3 lead. The Pioneers tallied a pair of goals later in the period as Alan Krawitz and Fairlie scored off assists from John Fleury with 7:31 and 3:51 left in the third, respectively, to cut the lead to 12-5.

In the fourth quarter, the Shoremen again came out hot. Lane scored off an assist from Dyal with 13:18 left and Spivey followed with a goal off a feed from Berger seven seconds later. Spivey then added an unassisted goal with 11:32 on the clock to give Washington its biggest lead of the game at 15-5. Fairlie scored a pair of unassisted goals, with 5:26 and 4:03 remaining, to provide the final margin.

Berger joined Spivey as a six-point scorer for the Shoremen, finishing with two goals and four assists. Dyal finished with two goals and two assists, while Lane wound up with three goals. Fairlie led the Pioneers with three goals and one assists, while Mann added two goals and one assist.

Senior goalie Richard Yost (Westminster, MD/St. Paul's) played the first three quarters for Washington, making eight saves and allowing five goals. Sophomore Kevin Thibadeau (Cheshire, CT/Avon Old Farms) played the final 15 minutes, allowing two goals and making two saves. Mike Cozza played the entire game in goal for the Pioneers, making 12 saves.

Washington outshot Widener, 37-25, in the game and won 14-of-23 face-offs.

The Shoremen return to action next Saturday with a 1:30 p.m. game at 10th-ranked Washington & Lee.