Washington And Jefferson vs. Wittenberg
March 26, 2003
The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Senior attacker Dan Patterson (St. Louis, Mo./DeSmet Jesuit) scored two goals and added two assists as Wittenberg handed Washington & Jefferson an 11-4 loss on Wednesday evening in lacrosse action at Cameron Stadium.

Freshman attacker Andy Joly (St. Louis, Mo./DeSmet Jesuit) also notched three scores for the Tigers, who evened their record at 2-2.

Wittenberg raced out to a 5-0 lead after one period as Patterson scored both of his goals and dished out one assist. The Tigers made it 6-0 on a goal by senior midfielder Ross Mellgren (Sylvania, Ohio/Southview) at the 2:53 mark of the second period before the Presidents answered on an unassisted tally by junior attacker Phil Johnson (Washington, Pa./Trinity). WU took a 7-1 advantage into halftime after a goal by Joly with seven seconds remaining.

The two teams traded a pair of goals in the third period and the Tigers outscored W&J, 2-1, in the final quarter to clinch the seven-goal victory.

Sophomore attacker Trevor Carlson (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington) added two goals for the Tigers, while Mellgren chipped in with two helpers. Wittenberg outshot W&J, 44-21, and held a 36-28 advantage in ground balls.

Johnson posted his best totals of the season with two goals and two assists for Washington & Jefferson. Sophomore midfielder Mike Prushnok (Punxsutawney, Pa./Punxsutawney) and freshman attacker Doug Lash (West Mifflin, Pa./Central Catholic) both picked up one goal a piece. Sophomore goalkeeper Doug DiGiovanni (Washington, Pa./Trinity) totaled a season-high 16 saves in the loss.

Washington & Jefferson (1-2) returns to action on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Oberlin at 1:00 pm at Cameron Stadium.