W&L Over Middlebury, 9-7

W&L Over Middlebury, 9-7

W&L Over Middlebury, 9-7

W&L Over Middlebury, 9-7

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior goalkeeper Chris Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) posted 14 saves in leading the Generals to a 9-7 victory over fourth-ranked Middlebury in men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

The game began at Wilson Field, but was delayed by nearly two hours due to lightning before resuming on the W&L Turf Field later in the evening. Once play resumed, Middlebury junior attackman Jim Cabrera (Old Greenwich, Conn./Taft) scored the game's first two goals en route to four first-half scores, but the Generals kept pace and the teams entered the halftime break tied at 5-5.

Washington and Lee (5-3) scored the lone goal of the third period at the 13:29 mark on an unassisted tally by senior midfielder Charlie Clarke (Short Hills, N.J./Delbarton), but the Panthers took the lead back by scoring the first two goals of the fourth quarter, including a man-down goal by sophomore attackman Tom Petty (Newburyport, Mass./Phillips Exeter), for a 7-6 advantage. However, the Generals bounced back with three straight goals to post their fourth-straight victory.

Senior midfielder Jim Ryan (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) tied the game at 7-7 with 7:48 left off an assist from sophomore attackman Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) and freshman attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) notched the game-winner with man-up tally at the 6:29 mark. Senior Lee McLaughlin (Rockbridge Baths, Va./Episcopal) added an insurance goal when he scored unassisted with just 3:37 remaining.

Ryan led the Generals with two goals and one assist, while Clarke and sophomore attackman Seth Fishman (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Haverford) notched two goals each. Sophomore midfielder Seldon Clarke (Short Hills, N.J./Delbarton) also chipped in with 15 faceoff victories in 20 attempts.

Middlebury (4-1) was paced by Cabrera's four goals and one goal and one assist each from Petty and senior midfielder Will Simpson (Chevy Chase, Md./St. Albans). Senior goalkeeper Alex Palmisano (Southport, Conn./Holderness) recorded eight saves between the pipes.

The Generals return to action on Saturday as they travel to Virginia Wesleyan for a 1:00 pm contest.

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    by (#125413) on 4/26/07 @9:53AM
That's not supposed to happen. that's a huge upset.
 
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