Washington And Jefferson vs. Lees-mcrae
April 5, 2003
The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Sophomore attacker Zack Bridges (Matthews, N.C./Providence) led 12 Bobcat goal scorers with five goals and one assist as Division II Lees-McRae (N.C.) powered past Washington & Jefferson, 23-8, in men^s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Cameron Stadium.

Senior midfielder Josh Monza (Cary, N.C./Hargrave) scored the game^s first goal at the 12:29 mark of the first quarter, but W&J rallied with a pair of goals 41 seconds apart to assume a 2-1 lead. Freshman attacker Matt Kozera (Towson, Md./Boys Latin School) and junior attacker Phil Johnson (Washington, Pa./Trinity) scored the W&J goals.

Lees-McRae tied the contest just over a minute later on a goal by freshman midfielder Thomas Breakey (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll); however, the Presidents took the lead back on an unassisted tally by freshman attacker Doug Lash (West Mifflin, Pa./Central Catholic). Sophomore attackman Adam Kemnitz (Durham, N.C./Jordan) knotted the game, 3-3, with a goal 12 seconds later for the Bobcats. Lees-McRae then scored six of the next eight goals to take a 9-5 lead into halftime. Freshman attacker Joe Wisniewski (Mastic Beach, N.Y./William Floyd) gave the Bobcats the four-goal cushion with a score just before the halftime buzzer.

Lees-McRae (1-4) took command in the third quarter with six unanswered goals highlighted by two goals and one assist from Bridges. Johnson led the Presidents with five goals, while freshman midfielder Jeff Ford (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) picked up a goal and an assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Doug DiGiovanni (Washington, Pa./Trinity) amassed 12 saves in the loss.

The Bobcats, who held a 47-23 shot advantage, were led by Bridges and Kemnitz, who totaled seven points with four goals and three assists. Sophomore midfielder Josh Spriggs (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown) also garnered one goal and four assists. Junior goalie Chris Feilder (Bel Air, Md./Harford) made seven saves in the win.

Washington & Jefferson (2-3) closes out its six-game homestand to begin the season tomorrow afternoon by taking on Medaille at noon at Cameron Stadium.