Washington & Jefferson Blanks Milwaukee School of Engineering

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College won its first men's lacrosse season opener since 2003 after routing the Milwaukee School of Engineering 19-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.

The Presidents set a school record for margin of victory and tied the record for goals in a game. W&J also netted 19 goals on April 28, 2007 when defeating Medaille 19-6.

Sophomore attacker Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) totaled eight points with four goals and four assists to lead the win. MSOE dropped to 0-2 in its first NCAA Division III varsity season.

The Presidents jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one quarter as Wallick netted a pair of goals and set up two others. The lead increased to 12-0 at halftime and Washington & Jefferson added seven goals in the final 30 minutes.

Eight different Presidents notched goals in the win. Sophomore Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) and freshmen Tom Starr (Baltimore, Md./Friends) and Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) all recorded three goals. Ringeling dished out two assists for a career-high five points, while Eck and Starr dished out one helper.

Senior attacker Matt Burns (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth) and freshman midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) both netted two goals, while senior midfielder Jackson Doyle (Northville, Mich./Northville) and freshman attacker Jon Perry (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake) added one goal each. Perry also assisted on one goal.

Freshman Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) started in goal and played the first 30 minutes to notch his first collegiate win. He made one save. Sophomore Matt Landfried (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) stopped one shot in the second half.

The Presidents held a 42-4 shot advantage and amassed a 42-17 ground ball edge. W&J also converted 4 of 6 extra-man opportunities and won 19 of 23 faceoffs.

Washington & Jefferson hits the road for the first time on Saturday when traveling to Frederick, Md., for a noon game against Hood College.

2010-03-03



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