Washington & Jefferson Rolls to Victory over Carthage

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. Sophomore attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) scored five goals and added three assists as Washington & Jefferson evened its overall record at 4-4 after defeating previously-undefeated Carthage (Wisc.) 16-5 in men's lacrosse action on Saturday morning at Joe Walton Stadium.

The game was part of a three-match benefit at Robert Morris University to raise money for Bellarmine Head Coach Jack McGetrick's battle with cancer. The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association sponsored the program around the country Saturday. Robert Morris hosts Jacksonville and Saint Vincent battles Kenyon in the other contests at Walton Stadium.

W&J senior attacker Jackson Doyle (Northville, Mich./Northville) scored the game's opening goal, but Carthage (5-1) responded with back-to-back goals for its only lead of the match at the 7:23 mark of the first quarter.

The Presidents answered with six consecutive goals to end the half and opened a 7-2 lead after 30 minutes. Freshman John Zustra (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) netted the first goal at the 5:03 mark of the first quarter and classmate Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) led a five-goal second quarter outburst with a pair of scores. Ringeling and sophomores Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) and Austin Cahill (Bridgewater, N.J./Immaculata) all scored goals during the spurt.

Carthage fired in the first goal of the second half, but four more W&J goals put the game out of reach. Ringeling netted a pair of goals during the run, while Doyle and Wallick added their second goals of the contest. Ringeling and freshman midfielder Jon Perry (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake) tacked on goals later in the quarter to help the Presidents outscore Carthage by a 14-3 margin over the final three periods.

Wallick, Eck and Doyle all finished with a pair of goals, while Wallick handed out three assists. Sophomore Sean Hipley (Baltimore, Md./Towson Catholic) and freshman Jake Lippert (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) added goals for W&J.

Freshman goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) totaled 12 saves for the Presidents, who held a 36-27 shot advantage. W&J also used a 39-34 edge in ground balls and scored on 4 of 5 extra-man chances. W&J also won 15 of the 25 faceoffs, including 11 wins from freshman midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville).

Kyle Honn led Carthage with two goals and one assist. Dan Hurst suffered the loss in goal. He made 10 saves on 23 shots in 44 minutes of action.

W&J returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Fontbonne at Alexandre Stadium at noon.


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