|LEXINGTON, Va. ¯ Eighth-ranked Washington and Lee jumped out to a 3-0 lead in
the opening 4:53 and rode that lead to an 8-6 win over 11th-ranked
Hampden-Sydney in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Saturday evening on the W&L
The Generals (11-3, 6-0) held the lead throughout, but the Tigers (8-4, 4-2)
climbed to within a goal three times during the second and third periods.
However, W&L ended the third period with a pair of goals to assume a 7-4 lead
heading into the fourth frame. H-SC sandwiched a pair of goals around a lone
Generals' tally in the fourth quarter, but could not get any closer as W&L ran
out the final 2:01 for the victory.
W&L was led by junior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport),
who totaled one goal and two assists. Senior attackman Mike McNamara
(Cockeysville, Md./Loyola) and junior attackman Jack Murray (Earlysville,
Va./Albemarle) both found the net twice, while senior attackman Matt Fink
(Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) assisted on two scores. Senior Ansel Sanders (White
Stone, Va./Woodberry Forest) posted five saves in goal.
Hampden-Sydney was paced by senior attackman Chris Schaaf (Midlothian,
Va./Collegiate), who registered three goals and one assist. Sophomore attackman
Vince Smith (Palmyra, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) added a pair of assists, while
senior Jeremy Bull (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft) notched six saves in goal.
With the win, W&L is awarded the top seed for the upcoming ODAC Tournament. The
Generals will host a yet-to-be-determined opponent on Wednesday at a time to be
determined. The tournament championship game is slated for Sunday.