W&L Avenges H-S Loss 8-5

W&L Avenges H-S Loss 8-5

W&L Avenges H-S Loss 8-5

W&L Avenges H-S Loss 8-5

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The 10th-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team established a 4-1 halftime advantage and held on for an 8-5 win over third-ranked Hampden-Sydney in the first round of the ODAC Tournament on Tuesday in Hampden-Sydney, Va.

In a nip-and-tuck first period, Hampden-Sydney opened the scoring on attackman Chris Lucas' goal 3:47 into the contest. W&L senior midfielder Tommy Melanson (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) then tied it up with 10:00 left in the first, and neither team was able to score for the rest of the quarter.

The Generals (9-3) took a lead they wouldn't relinquish for the rest of the game at 9:14 of the second period when junior midfielder Mike McNamara's (Hunt Valley, Md./Loyola) shot found the back of the Tigers' net. Successive goals by junior midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius), sophomore attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport) and sophomore midfielder Pat Collins (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) put W&L on top 5-1 with 10:47 left to play in the third period.

After Hampden-Sydney midfielder Phil Dick scored two straight goals to make it 5-3 with 6:46 left in the third, W&L outscored the Tigers 3-2 the rest of the way behind goals by Melanson, McNamara and Martin.

The Generals, who held advantages of 28-21 in shots and 37-34 in ground balls, were led by Martin, McNamara and Melanson, who finished with two goals apiece. In net, junior Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) turned back seven H-SC offerings.

Lucas and Dick paced the Tigers with three and two goals, respectively. Jeremy Bull made 11 saves in goal.

The Generals will try to win their second ODAC title in as many seasons on Saturday when they square off with Lynchburg at Lynchburg. A game time has not yet been established.

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the odac in may
    by (#20084) on 4/23/03 @1:43PM
i hope people still have faith in the WandL. they haven't disappeared yet. lynchburg, on the other hand, needs a win against the generals to have a chance at the ncaa tourney. we've seen the last of noke for the year, but hsc has legit hopes for a pool c bid

any thoughts?
 
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WL/HSC
    by (#50966) on 4/23/03 @4:57PM
I can't believe HSC lost to W&L. I assume HSC will make a pretty good run when they get the Pool C bid. Still can't believe they lost to that chump W&L team. Lucas is nasty.
 
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ODAC finals
    by (#41652) on 4/23/03 @7:29PM
W&L better watch out because LC is bringing some heavy heat for the ODAC finals....
 
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predictions
    by (#28893) on 4/28/03 @6:10PM
w&l 9 LC 7.

W&L is totally going to win the ODACS! go generals!
 
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Taking after their namesake
    by (#5589) on 5/02/03 @9:15PM
Kind of ironic that Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox, VA a mere 15 minute drive from Lynchburg where W&L surrendered the ODAC title to the LC hornets.

War Lynchburg! War Koudelka!
Rack me Rome
 
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