Mcdaniel vs. Washington College
March 24, 2007
The Game Story:
WESTMINSTER, MD -- Junior attack Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) scored four goals and dished out three assists for a game-best seven points as eighth-ranked Washington College downed host McDaniel College, 14-9, in Centennial Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Bair Stadium. The Shoremen improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play with the win, while the Green Terror fell to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the Centennial with the loss.

Washington College jumped out to a 4-2 lead first quarter lead with the help of three junior midfielder Kolyn Kirby (Chestertown, MD/Kent County) goals. Sophomore attack Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) fed Kirby two of his three goals.

The Shoremen made it 6-2 on a unassisted tally by senior midfielder Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME) with 12:12 remaining in the second quarter. The Green Terror however scored three of the final four goals in the opening half to trim the margin to 7-5 at intermission. The run was capped by a Gibbs Preston goal with 47 seconds left in the second quarter.

The Shoremen opened the second half with four of the first five goals to take an 11-6 lead with 5:36 remaining in the third quarter. Read netted the opening goal of the second half 24 seconds in. After McDaniel netted the next goal, Washington tallied the next three goals to take control. Kielek netted the first two goals with Read and Ostrusky picking up the assists respectively. Read finished off the spurt with an unassisted goal. The Green Terror scored the final goal of the quarter, but trailed 11-7 after three.

Washington College outscored the hosts 3-2 in the fourth quarter to provide the final margin of the contest.

Sophomore goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made 11 saves in the win for the Shoremen, who have won six straight. Ben Yingling made 12 saves for the Green Terror.

Kirby scored four goals for the Shoremen in the victory, while Kielek had three goals and two assists. Ostrusky also had two assists and added a goal in the game. For the Green Terror, Preston and Jared Nutter scored three goals each.

McDaniel held a 40-37 advantage in shots, while Washington had the edge in ground balls by a 23-20 margin. Senior midfielder Mike Hughes (Pasadena, MD/Mount St. Joseph) scooped up a team-high five ground balls for the Shoremen. Washington was 4-for-10 in extra-man opportunities, while McDaniel was 0-for-5.

The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at Ursinus.