Washington And Jefferson vs. Saint John Fisher
March 6, 2007
The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Senior attacker Matt Hargather (Fairport,
N.Y./Fairport) collected eight goals and two assists to help St. John
Fisher open its 2007 season with a 16-8 men's lacrosse victory over
Washington & Jefferson on Tuesday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.



The Cardinals grabbed a 4-3 lead after the first quarter behind a
pair of goals from Hargather, who finished the game with 16 shots.
W&J kept the game close early on behind sophomore attacker Zach
Devilbiss' (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) two first-quarter
scores.



Hargather poured in a pair of goals in the first three minutes of the
second quarter to make it a 6-3 game, but Devilbiss answered with his
third goal at the 7:10 mark to bring W&J to within 6-4. The
Cardinals held a 7-5 lead with under two minutes left in the half,
but freshman attacker Chris Schmidt (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee)
buried two goals in the final 1:45, including one with five seconds
left to stretch the SJF lead to 9-5 at halftime.



St. John Fisher took control of the game with six unanswered goals in
the first 23 minutes of the second half. Hargather registered three
of the Cardinal tallies and the Cardinals cruised to the eight-goal
win.



Schmidt added four goals for St. John Fisher, while freshman attacker
Dave Malone (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield) posted one goal and three
assists. Senior goalie Brian Cummings (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee)
made eight saves on 13 shots in 45 minutes of action to earn the
victory. St. John Fisher held a 38-23 shot advantage and grabbed a
40-21 edge in ground balls. The Cardinals also converted on 3-of-6
extra-man opportunities.



The Presidents (0-2) were led by Devilbiss, who netted four goals and
dished out one assist. Junior midfielder Chris Vogel (Pittsburgh,
Pa./Fox Chapel) added one goal and one assist. Junior goalie Andrew
Reid (Franklin, Tenn./University School of Nashville) took the loss
after allowing nine goals in the first half. He finished the game
with seven saves.



W&J returns to action on Saturday when traveling to Mt. St. Joseph
(0-2) for a 1:00 pm game.