Washington And Jefferson vs. Saint Vincent
March 3, 2004
The Game Story:

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Twelve different Bearcats scored goals as Saint Vincent rolled past Washington & Jefferson, 28-5, in men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Cameron Stadium.

Saint Vincent (3-1) received four goals each from freshmen attacker Bart Costello (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) and midfielder Rob Van Beek (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox).

The Presidents (0-2) took a 1-0 lead just 1:13 into the contest as sophomore attacker Matt Kozera (Towson, Md./Boys Latin School) found the back of the net; however, SVC ripped off 13 unanswered goals over the next 23 minutes to assume a 13-1 advantage. Costello and Van Beek each scored two times during the stretch.

Freshman midfielder Matt Lynch (Camp Hill, Pa./Cumberland Valley) ended the SVC run with an unassisted goal at the 4:42 mark of the second quarter, but three more Bearcat goals made it a 16-2 game at halftime.

Saint Vincent, which held a 63-19 shot advantage, stretched its lead to 19-3 before W&J sophomore attacker Doug Lash (West Mifflin, Pa./Central Catholic) notched a goal at the 6:16 mark. The Bearcats then went on to tally nine of the last 10 goals to run away with the victory.

Costello and Van Beek added three assists a piece, while sophomore midfielder Ian Poole (North Delta, B.C./North Delta) also racked up seven points (3g, 4a). Junior attacker Brian Poole (North Delta, B.C./North Delta) totaled three goals and three assists, while sophomore attacker Bill Leiendecker (Munhall, Pa./Central Catholic) netted three goals and dished out two assists. Senior goalie Pete DeSantis (Mt. Lebanon, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) allowed just one goal and made five saves in 26 minutes of action.

Lash and Lynch both finished with two goals for Washington & Jefferson. Senior attacker Phil Johnson (Washington, Pa./Trinity) also notched one assist. Junior goalkeeper Doug DiGiovanni (Washington, Pa./Trinity) played 47 minutes and amassed 13 saves. .

Washington & Jefferson returns to action on Saturday, March 13, as it hosts Oberlin at 1:00 pm.