Washington & Jefferson Defeats Adrian in Overtime

WASHINGTON, Pa. Senior midfielder Mike Frank (Potomac, Md./Landon) bounced home the game-winning goal with eight seconds remaining in overtime to help Washington & Jefferson defeat Adrian (Mich.), 15-14, on Saturday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.

The Presidents (8-5) increased their school-record winning victory total. W&J will now await word on a possible bid to the ECAC Division III Tournament.

The first half was a high-scoring affair despite neither team leading by more than two goals at any point. W&J took a 10-9 lead into intermission after senior attacker Sean Jasionowski (Bear, Del./Pennington) netted a goal 45 seconds before halftime.

Both teams scored one time in the third period, setting up a wild final 15 minutes. Adrian scored three of the first four goals in final period, including a pair by D.J. Clevely to grab a 13-12 lead with 6:13 remaining.

Frank forced the game's 11th tie off a feed from senior attacker Zach Devilbiss (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key) at the 5:14 mark and Devilbiss added his fifth goal of the contest two minutes later for a 14-13 lead.

Jeff Ivey answered for Adrian (8-6) with just under two minutes remaining to force overtime. The Bulldogs took a penalty late in the overtime period and Frank capitalized with his 19th goal of the season.

Devilbiss, the nation's leading scorer, collected eight points with five goals and three assists. Frank and Jasionowski both contributed hat tricks, while seniors Dan Rosenberg (Chevy Chase, Md./BCC) and Devin O'Malley (Wilmington, N.C./Williston-Northampton) both netted one goal. Rosenberg also won 14 of 21 faceoffs and amassed six ground balls.

Freshman Brian Cummins (Yardley, Pa./Notre Dame) made several key saves in the second half and finished with 14 total stops.

Ivey led the Bulldogs with four goals and two assists. Eight different Adrian players scored at least one goal. Eric Lindstrom suffered the loss in goal despite also notching 14 saves.

Washington & Jefferson held a 45-36 shot advantage, but the Bulldogs led in ground balls by a 49-42 margin.

2009-05-03



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