Washington And Lee vs. Lynchburg
April 26, 2005
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Third-seeded Lynchburg scored four goals in the first and third quarters en route to a 10-6 win over second-seeded Washington and Lee in the ODAC men's lacrosse tournament semifinals on Tuesday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Hornets (11-4) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one quarter, but the Generals fought back with five straight goals for a 5-4 lead with 5:11 left in the second period. Senior attackman Jack Murray (Earlysville, Va./Albemarle) got the rally started with a goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Jim Ryan (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) with 12:26 remaining in the second period. Murray then scored unassisted with 10:39 left in the period and assisted on a goal by freshman attackman Will Englehart (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) with 6:33 remaining. Ryan capped the rally with a man-up goal at the 5:11 mark.

Lynchburg knotted the game at 5-5 on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Ryan Quick (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) with 3:05 left in the half. Quick's goal proved to be the first in a five-goal run by the Hornets, which gave them a 9-5 lead with 5:39 remaining in the third period. W&L sliced the lead to 9-6 as Ryan assisted on a goal by sophomore midfielder Matt Arcati (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) with 6:22 left, but LC senior attackman Billy McCulloch (Annandale, Va./W.T. Woodson) capped the scoring with 4:40 remaining.

Murray led the Generals with two goals and one assist, while Ryan notched one goal and two assists. Sophomore Chris Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) notched seven saves in goal.

Freshman attackman Ryan Cranston (West Chester, Pa./Henderson), Billy McCulloch and sophomore attackman Brian McCulloch (Annandale, Va./W.T. Woodson) led the Hornets with two goals and one assist each. Junior midfielder Brian Kemper (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) added one goal and two assists, while freshman Garrett Curran (Hull, Mass./Tabor Academy) registered 12 saves in goal.

With the loss, Washington and Lee's season ends at 9-5 overall. Lynchburg will move on to face top-seeded Roanoke in the ODAC Championship game on Sunday.