Wesley vs. Washington College
February 23, 2008
|Nick Pisacano||(1, 2)|
|Dan Skeels||(1, 2)|
|Eric Crumbock||(1, 1)|
|Brad Smith||(1, 1)|
|Luke Moeller||(2, 0)|
|Rob King||(1, 0)|
|Joe Trezza||(0, 1)|
|Jim Mccleaft||15 (0.652)|
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|Nick Gregory||(2, 2)|
|Chris Read||(1, 2)|
|Kolyn Kirby||(2, 1)|
|Jimmy Kielek||(1, 1)|
|Andrew Generazio||(1, 0)|
|Casey O'connor||(1, 0)|
|Gordon Cohen||12 (0.632)|
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|The Game Story:|
|DOVER, DE -- Senior midfielder Nick Gregory (Riva, MD/South River) scored two goals and assisted on two others as 11th-ranked Washington College held off host Wesley College, 8-7, in the men's lacrosse season opener for both teams this afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium.|
The Shoremen scored the first two goals of the game as senior attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) scored off a feed from senior attackman Kolyn Kirby (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) with 12:04 left in the first quarter and senior midfielder Andrew Generazio (Springfield, VA/West Springfield/Bridgton, ME) fired in a goal 55 seconds later. The Wolverines got on the board when Nick Pisacano scored off an assist from Eric Crumbock with 29 seconds left in the quarter to make it 2-1.
The Wolverines scored the first two goals of the second quarter to to take a 3-2 lead. Dan Skeels tied the score with an extra-man goal off an assist from Brad Smith with 5:40 left in the quarter and Crumbock scored an extra-man goal off an assist from Skeels with 1:14 left. Washington evened the scored four seconds before halftime on an extra-man goal by junior midfielder Casey O'Connor (Crownsville, MD/Archbishop Spalding) off a feed from Gregory.
The Shoremen grabbed the lead when Gregory scored 26 seconds into the third quarter. Wesley answered with 13:18 left in the third when Smith scored off a Joe Trezza feed, but Washington responded at the 7:20 mark as Kirby scored off an assist from Gregory The Wolverines again knotted the score, however, as Luke Moeller scored an extra-man goal off a feed from Pisacano with 4:45 to go in the period to make it 5-5.
The Shoremen scored the next two goals to take their first two-goal lead since the 2-0 advantage in the first quarter. Junior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) finished off the third-quarter scoring with a goal off a Read assist at 2:01 to give Washington a 6-5 advantage and Gregory scored an extra-man goal off a Kielek feed 34 seconds into the the fourth quarter to make it 7-5.
Wesley closed the gap to 7-6 41 seconds later when Skeels found Rob King for a goal with 13:45 on the clock, but Washington pulled in front, 8-6, when Kirby scored off an assist from Read with 7:36 left. Moeller trimmed the margin to 8-7 with an extra-man goal off an assist from Pisacano with 5:23 left, but the Wolverines could not tie the score in the remaining minutes.
Kirby (two goals, one assist), Read (one goal, two assists), and Kielek joined Gregory as the Shoremen's multiple-point getters in the game. Moeller netted two goals for Wesley, while Pisacano and Skeels each had one goal and two assists and Smith and Crumbock each had a goal and an assist.
Junior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made 12 saves for the Shoremen in the win, while Jim McCleaft made 15 saves for Wesley. Washington enjoyed a 40-31 advantage in shots and a 29-26 edge in ground balls in the game.
The Shoremen open their home schedule tomorrow with a 1:00 p.m. game against Kean.