Washington And Lee vs. Lynchburg
March 29, 2003
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eleventh-ranked Washington and Lee overcame a 4-0 first-quarter deficit to post a 12-9 win over 17th-ranked Lynchburg in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (5-2, 2-1) began chipping away at the LC lead with 13:33 remaining in the second quarter as junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) scored off an assist by sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport). Junior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) scored off a feed from senior midfielder Tommy Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) just six seconds later and Fink scored again, this time unassisted, just 2:17 later to make the score 4-3.

After an unassisted goal by LC (6-3, 1-1) senior midfielder Paul Venturella (Millersville, Md./Old Mill), W&L knotted the score at 5-5 with 6:03 left in the half on goals by junior midfielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) and Martin. Hornet senior midfielder Toby Costello (Tiburon, Calif./Redwood) scored unassisted with 1:46 remaining to make the score 6-5 in Lynchburg's favor at the half.

W&L seized control in the third quarter, scoring two goals in a span of 42 seconds to take a 7-6 lead. Freshman midfielder Perrin Monroe (Washington, D.C./Phillips Exeter) scored off an assist from Fink just 37 seconds into the third period and junior midfielder Richard Williams (Wynnewood, Pa./Haverford) found the net off an assist by McLewee just five seconds later. From there, the Generals surged out to an 11-6 lead and held on for the win.

Martin led W&L with four goals, while Fink tallied two goals and two assists. McLewee added two goals and one assist. Junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) stopped 13 shots in goal.

Lynchburg, who held a 47-24 advantage in shots and spent 6:30 of the game man-up, was led by Venturella's three goals. Junior attackman Brandon Childs (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) notched three assists, while junior Nick Braun (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill) posted eight saves in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday evening as it takes on cross-town rival VMI at Rockbridge County High School at 7:30 pm.