Washington And Jefferson vs. Wheeling Jesuit
February 28, 2004
The Game Story:
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.