Washington And Jefferson vs. Ohio Wesleyan
March 28, 2007
The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Ohio Wesleyan fired in 15 unanswered goals over the final 37:15 to breeze past Washington & Jefferson, 19-4, in men's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening at Alexandre Stadium.

The Battling Bishops (5-2) limited the Presidents (1-6) to three shot attempts in the second half. OWU grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the contest. Junior midfielder Steve Fowler (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) scored at the 9:52 mark off an assist by junior midfielder Chris Eccles (Secane, Pa./Monsignor Bonner). Eccles then collected two goals in a span of 1:49.

The Presidents made it a 3-1 game with 3:59 left in the quarter on a goal by junior midfielder Tim Huckestein (Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny). Following another Battling Bishop goal, sophomore attacker Dan Rosenberg (Chevy Chase, Md./BCC) scored at the 1:45 mark and classmate Kyle Worthley (Marietta, Ga./Harrison) found the back of the net with one second left to close the Presidents to within 4-3 after one quarter.

Junior midfielder Chris Vogel's (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) goal five minutes into the second quarter tied the game, but Ohio Wesleyan scored the final three goals of the half to claim a 7-4 advantage. Junior midfielder Harrison Iuliano (Mendham, N.J./Blair Academy) scored at the 7:15 mark to give OWU the lead for good.

Ohio Wesleyan scored four times in the first 4:40 of the third quarter and then added four more tallies in the first 3:33 of the fourth period to run away with the win.

Eccles amassed eight points with four goals and four assists, while sophomore attacker Eric Turner (Columbus, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) added three goals and one assist. Iuliano finished with five points (2g, 3a). Junior Ryan Perone (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) made three saves in 55 minutes of action to secure the victory. Ohio Wesleyan converted on 4-of-10 extra-man opportunities and held a 40-18 shot advantage.

Junior goalie Andrew Reid (Franklin, Tenn./University School of Nashville) took the loss for the Presidents after allowing 13 goals in 51 minutes. He totaled 11 saves.

Washington & Jefferson looks to snap its four-game losing streak next Saturday as it travels to Mary Washington for a 1:00 pm contest.