Washington And Jefferson vs. Hendrix
March 16, 2010
The Game Story:
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Freshman attacker Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) netted five first-half goals to help Washington & Jefferson College record a 14-6 men’s lacrosse victory over Hendrix (Ark.) on Tuesday evening at Alexandre Stadium.

The Presidents (2-2) snapped a two-game losing streak after doubling the Warriors’ shot total, 38-19. W&J also used a 49-37 ground ball advantage.

Eck fired in the first three W&J goals and freshman attacker Tom Starr (Baltimore, Md./Friends) added the fourth for a 4-1 lead after 15 minutes. The lead grew to 10-2 at halftime after five different Presidents found the back of the net, including Eck, who scored twice.

A goal by sophomore attacker Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) gave W&J an 11-2 advantage, but the Warriors (0-5) fought back with three-straight tallies to cut the deficit to 11-5 with 13:28 remaining.

W&J responded with three of the final four goals, including a pair by sophomore attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills), to secure the win.

Eck finished with five goals and one assist, while attempting a game-high eight shots. Wallick and Starr both contributed two goals and two assists, while freshman attacker Jon Perry (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake) added two scores. Freshman midfielder John Zustra (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) also notched his first collegiate goal.

Freshman goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) allowed three goals in three quarters of action and made six saves to collect the win. Sophomore Matt Landfried (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) also grabbed three saves during the third quarter. Freshman Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) won nine faceoffs and picked up nine ground balls.

Freshman midfielder Connor Corley (Barrington, Ill./Lake Zurich) paced the Warriors with three goals, while junior midfielder Timothy Wojcik (Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch) added two scores. Sophomore goalie Keith Clemens (Hanson, Mass./Nantucket) turned back 13 shots in the loss.

W&J begins a four-game road swing Thursday when it travels to Granville, Ohio, for a neutral-site match with Birmingham-Southern at Denison University. The match will begin at 4:00 pm.