Washington And Lee vs. Lynchburg
April 28, 2004
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. Eighth-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee extended its win streak to 10 games with a 7-5 win over 19th-ranked and fourth-seeded Lynchburg in the semifinals of the ODAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (12-3) opened the game with three-straight goals before the Hornets (9-5) got on the board with an extra-man goal by junior attackman Billy McCulloch (Annandale, Va./W.T. Woodson) with 22 seconds remaining in the first period. However, W&L junior midfielder Adam Chesbrough (Haverford, Pa./Harriton) won the ensuing faceoff and found rope just six seconds later to give the Generals a 4-1 lead. Senior attackman Mike McNamara (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola) scored unassisted with 6:29 remaining in the first half to give the Generals a four-goal lead (5-1), but Lynchburg senior midfielder Charles Enman (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) brought the Hornets back with a goal off an assist from senior attackman Brandon Childs (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) at the 4:15 mark of the second period. The Generals came right back with an unassisted tally by senior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) at the 2:08 mark for a 6-2 lead at the break.

The Hornets scored a pair of goals to pull within 6-4 with 4:12 remaining in the third quarter, but the Generals got a momentum boost when McNamara scored a man-down goal with 3:08 remaining in the period. The Hornets found the net one more time, but could get no closer than the final margin.

The W&L offense saw six players find the net, led by McNamara's two goals. Senior Ansel Sanders (White Stone, Va./Woodberry Forest) notched nine saves, including four in the fourth quarter.

Lynchburg was paced by Childs' one goal and two assists. Senior Nick Braun (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill) started in goal, then gave way to senior Chris Johnson (Chantilly, Va./Centreville), who notched 11 saves in 52 minutes of action.

W&L will now host second-seeded Roanoke in the ODAC Championship game on Sunday afternoon at a time to be determined. The Maroons advanced with a 13-5 win over Hampden-Sydney.