Washington And Lee vs. Hood
March 12, 2007
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee had 16 different goal-scorers en route to a 24-1 victory over Hood College in men's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon at Wilson Field.

The Generals (2-3) jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead on the strength of four first-half points (3 g, 1 a) by junior attackman Ned Rider (Manakin-Sabot, Va./Collegiate) and cruised to the 23-goal victory, the team's largest margin of victory since a 24-1 win over Guilford during the 2001 campaign.

Rider, senior attackman Grant Martin (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) and freshman attackman Max Mancuso (Northport, N.Y./Northport) led W&L with four points each. Martin tallied one goal and three assists, while Mancuso had two goals and two helpers. Freshman attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) notched two goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Bose Bratton (Raleigh, N.C./Woodberry Forest), senior defenseman Jesse Ford (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), junior attackman Will Englehart (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) and sophomore attackman Seth Fishman (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Haverford) each added two goals. Sophomore Alex Heaton (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett) started and played the first three quarters in goal, making two saves. Freshman Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark's (Mass.)) played the final 15 minutes in goal, making one save and allowing the Blazers' lone tally.

Freshman Ricardo Gomez (Germantown, Md./Northwest) got Hood (0-6) on the board with an unassisted goal at the 7:58 mark of the fourth quarter. Junior Sam Hofmann (Mechanicsville, Md./Chopticon) played the entire game in goal, registering 22 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it plays Franklin & Marshall at St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, Md. The game is slated to begin at 1:00 pm.
Washington and Lee (2-3) 5 7 8 4 -- -- -- 24
Hood (0-6) 0 0 0 1 -- -- -- 1

W&L GOALS: Ned Rider 3, Bose Bratton 2, Will Englehart 2, Seth Fishman 2, Jesse Ford 2, Will Keigler 2, Max Mancuso 2, Tyler Chapin 1, Seldon Clarke 1, Deets Hoffman 1, Geoff Marks 1, Grant Martin 1, Lee McLaughlin 1, Colton Payne 1, Steve Raymond 1, Tim Skeen 1.
W&L ASSISTS: Grant Martin 3, Max Mancuso 2, Harry St. John 2, Matt Arcati 1, Austin Colpini 1, Kevin Feeney 1, Will Keigler 1, Tyler Lenczuk 1, Geoff Marks 1, Ned Rider 1, Spotty Robins 1, Jim Ryan 1.
HC GOALS: Ricardo Gomez 1.

Alex Heaton (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Matt Mason (W&L) 15:00, 1 GA, 1 Save
Sam Hofmann (HC) 60:00, 24 GA, 22 Saves

Shots: W&L 60, HC 16
Ground Balls: W&L 80, HC 51
Penalty Minutes: W&L 2/1:00, HC 4/3:30
Extra Man: W&L 1-for-4, HC 0-for-2
Faceoffs: W&L 18, HC 11
Clears: W&L 22-of-26, HC 16-of-31