Washington And Jefferson vs. Medaille
April 6, 2003
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The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Freshman midfielder Jeff Ford (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) scored three goals and assisted on three others to lead Washington & Jefferson to a 10-8 victory over Medaille in men^s lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at Cameron Stadium.

Freshman attacker Doug Lash (West Mifflin, Pa./Central Catholic) also netted four goals for the Presidents, who evened their record at 3-3.

Medaille (1-4) jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one quarter, but W&J answered with three second-quarter tallies to knot the game, 4-4, at halftime. Ford found the back of the net all three times for W&J in the period.

The Mavericks assumed a 6-4 advantage midway through the third quarter after a pair of goals from sophomore attacker Bill Barnack (Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster); however, Lash scored off an assist from Ford at the 2:40 mark and sophomore midfielder Mike Prushnok (Punxsutawney, Pa./Punxsutawney) took a pass from Ford and tied the game with 12 seconds left in the period.

With 9:40 remaining, junior attacker Phil Johnson (Washington, Pa./Trinity) gave Washington & Jefferson the lead for good with a goal that deflected of his foot. Medaille once again tied the game just over a minute later as senior attackman John Sussina (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas) ripped a shot past W&J sophomore goalkeeper Doug DiGiovanni (Washington, Pa./Trinity).

Lash scored the eventual game-winning goal for W&J at the 5:53 mark off a feed from junior midfielder Scott Cook (Weirton, W.Va./Weir) and then notched his third score of the game with 1:52 left. Barnack added a late goal for the Mavericks with 21 seconds remaining, but the Presidents held on for the two-goal win.

W&J was led by Lash and Ford, who combined for 35 shots. Johnson netted a pair of goals, while sophomore midfielder Travis Longacre (Latrobe, Pa./Latrobe) handed out two assists. DiGiovanni collected 17 saves in the win.

Barnack totaled six points (5 goals, 1 assist) for MC, while attempting 17 shots. Junior midfielder Aaron Burch (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois) also chipped in with one goal and one assist. Junior goalie Brian Flood (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy) posted 20 saves.

W&J hits the road for its first away contest of the season on Wednesday by taking on Marietta in Ohio at 4:00 pm.