Haverford tops Washington, 8-5

Haverford tops Washington, 8-5

Haverford tops Washington, 8-5

Haverford tops Washington, 8-5

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The No. 14 Haverford College men’s lacrosse team had never beaten Washington College in 19 previous meetings. The 20th meeting was the lucky one as Haverford defeated the No. 8-ranked Shoremen, 8-5, at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium on Saturday evening.

Haverford (7-2, 3-0 CC) used a four-goal run in the first half to establish a lead they never relinquished. The victory puts the Fords in sole possession of first place in the Centennial Conference.

Washington (8-2, 3-1 CC) opened the scoring with 9:01 left in the first quarter when Jimmy Kielek scored to give the Shoremen their only lead of the game. The Fords would score the next four goals to surge in front, 4-1. Andrew Kim found Max Hjelm for a goal with 8:10 left in the first, Zack Cohen scored with 13:49 to play in the second quarter, Travis Gregory assisted on a goal by Myles Monaghan with 9:30 to go in the second, and Hjelm scored again with 9:03 to play in the second quarter to complete the run.

The Shoremen trimmed the lead to 4-2 before halftime as Brendan O'Leary scored off an assist from Casey O'Connor with 2:39 left in the half.

Haverford pushed the lead back to three goals as David Lawrence opened the third-quarter scoring off an assist from Matt Turnier 1:38 into the period. Washington answered with 8:59 left in the third when O'Connor scored to make it 5-3. The Fords then scored the final two goals of the third quarter as Monaghan scored off an assist from Jason Leeds just before the five minute mark and Brian Fleishhacker scored 10 seconds later to push the lead to 7-3.

Neither team would score again until 3:44 remained in the game when Josh Perlow scored an extra-man goal for the Shoremen off a Kielek assist. Haverford answered 37 seconds later when Hjelm found Fleishhacker for an extra-man goal with 3:07 on the clock to make it 8-4. Washington added a goal with 42 seconds left to provide the final margin.

Hjelm, Monaghan, and Fleishhacker each scored two goals a piece to lead the Fords. Hjelm also had an assist. Haverford goalkeeper Joe Banno made 15 saves for the second straight game.

Kielek and O'Connor each had a goal and an assist for the Shoremen. Goalkeeper Gordon Cohen made 12 saves.

Washington held a 38-27 advantage in shots in the game, but Haverford won 10 of the game's 16 face-offs.

Haverford will play again on Saturday, Apr. 4 when they host Dickinson College at 2 p.m.

From Washington... CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Fourteenth-ranked Haverford College used a four-goal run in the first half to take control of the game en route to an 8-5 Centennial Conference men's lacrosse victory over eighth-ranked host Washington College tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Fords took over sole possession of first place in the conference, improving to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play. The Shoremen fell to 8-2 and 3-1 with the loss.

Washington opened the scoring with 9:01 left in the first quarter when senior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) scored to give the Shoremen their only lead of the game. The Fords would score the next four goals to surge in front, 4-1. Andrew Kim found Max Hjelm for a goal with 8:10 left in the first, Zack Cohen scored with 13:49 to play in the second quarter, Travis Gregory assisted on a goal by Myles Monaghan with 9:30 to go in the second, and Hjelm scored again with 9:03 to play in the second quarter to complete the run. The Shoremen trimmed the lead to 4-2 before halftime as junior attackman Brendan O'Leary (Annapolis, MD/Broadneck) scored off an assist from senior midfielder Casey O'Connor (Crownsville, MD/Archbishop Spalding) with 2:39 left in the half.

Haverford pushed the lead back to three goals as David Lawrence opened the third-quarter scoring off an assist from Matt Turnier 1:38 into the period. Washington answered with 8:59 left in the third when O'Connor scored to make it 5-3. The Fords then scored the final two goals of the third quarter as Monaghan scored off an assist from Jason Leeds with 5:01 left and Brian Fleishhacker scored 10 seconds later to push the lead to 7-3.

Neither team would score again until 3:44 remained in the game when sophomore attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) scored an extra-man goal for the Shoremen off a Kielek assist. Haverford answered 37 seconds later when Hjelm found Fleishhacker for an extra-man goal with 3:07 on the clock to make it 8-4. Washington sophomore midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) scored with 42 seconds left to provide the final margin.

Hjelm, Monaghan, and Fleishhacker each scored two goals a piece to lead the Fords. Hjelm also had an assist. Haverford goalkeeper Joe Banno made 15 saves in the win.

Kielek and O'Connor each had a goal and an assist for the Shoremen. Senior goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) made 12 saves.

Washington held a 38-27 advantage in shots in the game, but Haverford won 10 of the game's 16 face-offs.

The win for the Fords was their first-ever over the Shoremen in 20 all-time meetings.

The Shoremen return to action one week from today with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference game at 16th-ranked Gettysburg.

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