Washington & Jefferson Nips Fontbonne in Double OT

WASHINGTON, Pa. Sophomore attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) scored 90 seconds into the second overtime period to give Washington & Jefferson a 9-8 men's lacrosse victory over Fontbonne (Mo.) on Saturday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.

Ringeling took a pass from freshman midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) and fired home the game winner. Ringeling finished with a match-high four goals.

Fontbonne scored three of the first four goals, but back-to-back tallies from Ringeling and senior attacker Jackson Doyle (Northville, Mich./Northville) tied the match at the 13:25 mark of the second quarter.

Ray Medalla put the Griffins (2-6) in front 4-3 at halftime with a goal midway through the second period.

Sophomore Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) tied the game 17 seconds into the third quarter, but another Fontbonne spurt made it a 7-5 game with 3:07 left in the third. Brooks McGee netted consecutive goals 5:30 apart for the two-goal edge.

W&J (5-4) answered with three-straight goals, including Ringeling's third with 11:24 remaining, for the Presidents' first lead of the contest 8-7. McGee's unassisted goal at the 3:42 mark forced overtime.

Both teams had scoring chances in each of the overtime sessions before Ringeling ended the match with 2:29 left. W&J freshman goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) finished with eight saves, including two key stops in the second overtime.

Doyle had two goals, while Haas dished out two assists and won 13 of 18 faceoffs. Freshmen Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) and Tom Starr (Baltimore, Md./Friends) both added goals for W&J.

Washington & Jefferson held a 39-32 shot advantage, but the Griffins owned a 41-39 ground ball edge. W&J won 16 of the match's 22 faceoffs and scored the lone extra-man goal.

McGee and Medalla both had three goals and one assist to lead Fontbonne. Chad Meurer stopped 14 shots in goal.

The Presidents, who earned their first victory in the three meetings all-time versus Fontbonne, return to Alexandre Stadium next Saturday for a 1:00 pm match with Goucher.

2010-04-03



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