Washington And Lee vs. Messiah
May 15, 2004
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. Washington and Lee outscored Messiah, 5-1, in the third quarter en route to a 12-8 win over the Falcons in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Falcons (13-4) led 5-4 at the break, but the Generals opened the third period with four-straight goals to assume an 8-5 advantage with 8:57 to play in the stanza. W&L opened the second half with junior midfielder Adam Chesbrough (Haverford, Pa./Harriton) winning the faceoff and feeding senior attackman Mike McNamara (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola) for a goal just seven seconds in. McNamara found the net again just 1:41 later, scoring off an assist by senior midfielder Mark McLewee (Timonium, Md./Dulaney). Senior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and McLewee each also found rope to end the four-goal spurt for the Generals.

Messiah and W&L then traded goals back-and-forth until 2:51 remained in the contest when the Generals put the game away with a pair of unassisted goals by freshman midfielder Jim Ryan (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) and junior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport).

The Generals (14-3) were led by senior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall), who notched one goal and two assists. McNamara, Martin and Ryan all scored two goals, while McLewee and junior midfielder Mike Baracco (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) both notched one goal and one assist. Senior Ansel Sanders (White Stone, Va./Woodberry Forest) continued his stellar play in goal, recording 12 saves. Chesbrough and Baracco were dominant in faceoffs all afternoon, winning a combined 17-of-24 draws.

Messiah was paced by junior attackman Jono Linebaugh (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton), who registered one goal and three assists. Senior attackmen Kevin Dennstaedt (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis Christian) and Reed Horanburg (Clifton, Va./Centreville) and freshman midfielder Peter McLean (Toledo, Ohio/Culver Military) each tallied two goals. Junior Chris Gilbert (Scottsville, Va./Covenant School) stopped eight shots in net for the Falcons.

Washington and Lee returns to action in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals on Wednesday afternoon as it travels to top-seeded Salisbury, a 13-2 winner over the College of Wooster in the second round. Game time is TBA.