|DIV. II WHEELING JESUIT POWERS PAST W&J, 24-4, IN LACROSSE
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Junior attacker Tim Parker (Chesterfield Twp., Mich./L'anse
Creuse) scored three goals and assisted on seven others as Division II Wheeling
Jesuit defeated Washington & Jefferson, 24-4, in the men's lacrosse season opener
for both squads on Saturday afternoon at Cameron Stadium.
The Cardinals (1-0) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first quarter and junior
midfielder Brian Schmoldt (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) made it a 6-0 lead 38
seconds into the second quarter.
Sophomore attacker Doug Lash (West Mifflin, Pa./Central Catholic) notched W&J's
first goal at the 13:46 mark to slice the lead to 6-1, but five unanswered Cardinal
goals over the next 8:36 made it an 11-1 advantage. W&J sophomore attacker Matt
Kozera (Towson, Md./Boys Latin School) found the back of the net with 26 seconds
remaining in the half to narrow the WJC lead to 11-2 after 30 minutes of action.
Kozera scored his second-straight goal four minutes into the third quarter, but
Wheeling Jesuit ran off 13 of the game's final 14 goals to earn the win.
Schmoldt totaled four goals and one assist for the Cardinals, while sophomore
attacker Patrick Chrobak (Hagerstown, Md./Atholton) added four scores. Sophomore
midfielder Domenic Marzano (Columbus, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) recorded eight points
with two goals and six assists. Sophomore midfielder Isaiah Fry (Bloomfield Hills,
Mich./Brother Rice) also finished with three goals. Three Cardinal goalies
combined for five saves.
Kozera netted three goals for the Presidents (0-1), while Lash added one goal and
one assist. Junior goalkeeper Doug DiGiovanni (Washington, Pa./Trinity) totaled 22
saves in the loss.
Washington & Jefferson, which was out-shot by a 44-19 margin, returns to action on
Wednesday as it hosts Saint Vincent at 4:30 pm.