Washington And Lee vs. Virginia Wesleyan
April 17, 2004
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. Eleventh-ranked Washington and Lee posted its seventh-straight win with a 16-3 victory over Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (9-3, 4-0) led just 3-2 at the end of the first quarter, but went on to score the game's next 12 goals over the second and third periods for a commanding 15-2 lead heading into the final quarter.

Junior attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) led the Generals offensive surge with two goals and a career-high tying five assists. Senior attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del./Tatnall) scored three goals and assisted on another, and senior midfielder Mike McNamara (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola) tallied three goals.

Freshman midfielder Matt Arcati (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) totaled two goals and an assist, while junior midfielder Pat Collins (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) added a pair of goals. Senior Ansel Sanders (White Stone, Va./Woodberry Forest), junior Pat Casey (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) and freshman Chris Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) all played in goal, combining on seven saves.

Virginia Wesleyan (4-8, 2-4) was led by sophomore attackman Dan Hofmeister (Williamsburg, Va./Hampton Roads), who scored a pair of goals. Freshman Tyler Sothoron (Lexington Park, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) and senior Dustin Betthauser (Alexandria, Va./Edison) both played in goal for the Marlins, combining for 13 saves.

Washington and Lee held a 51-24 advantage in shots, a 50-35 edge in ground balls and a 17-6 advantage in faceoffs.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday as they travel to Guilford for a 3:30 pm contest.