#17 Washington & Lee Drops Decision to #12 Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, VA - Sophomore attack Dylan Hoff (Chester Springs, PA/Downington East) netted four goals Saturday as the 12th-ranked Lynchburg college men's lacrosse team defeated #17 Washington & Lee University 13-10 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action from Shellenberger Field. With the win, the Hornets are assured the upcoming ODAC Tournament's #2 seed and a first-round bye.

Logan Bartlett scored for W&L a minute into the game, but the LC defense held the Generals scoreless for the next 28 minutes as the Hornets built a 6-1 lead. The Generals scored right before intermission and two minutes after halftime to cut the lead to 6-3, and the Hornets led 9-5 heading into the fourth period.

Lynchburg tacked on two more scores early in the fourth before the Generals started a late comeback. W&L scored four-straight times in a three-minute span to pull within 11-9 with 4:21 on the game clock. Pat Orhem (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield) scored an insurance goal at 2:45 and each team added a late tally.

Ohrem totaled three goals and three assists, and Ben Sauer (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) had two goals and two assists. Austin Jeter (Coppell, TX/Episcopal School of Dallas), Aaron Khouri (Louisville, KY/Memphis University School), Ethan Farrell (Nantucket, MA/Nantucket) and Derek Sweet (Duxbury, MA/Duxbury) each found the back of the net once.

Franc Cook (Milton, DE/Cape Henlopen) made 10 saves in net, seven in the first half. Matt Jernack (Beachwood, NJ/Toms River) won 13 of his 19 face-off attempts, and the Hornets controlled 15 of the game's 25 draws.

Bartlett scored four times for Washington & Lee (10-5/4-3 ODAC) and Will Keigler posted two goals and six assists. Spence Daw and Drew Koeneman each had a goal and assist.

The Hornets improve to 12-4 overall and 6-1 in conference play. LC will face the winner of #3 Hampden-Sydney College/#6 Virginia Wesleyan College next weekend at home in the semi-finals of the conference tourney.

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LEXINGTON, Va. Senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) notched a career-high eight points on two goals and six assists, but it was not enough as the 17th-ranked Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team fell to 12th-ranked Lynchburg College, 13-10, on Saturday evening at Shellenberger Field.

The Generals (10-5, 4-3) opened the scoring just 1:09 into the game as senior midfielder Logan Bartlett (Summit, N.J./Pingry School) scored off a feed from Keigler. However, the Hornets responded with six-straight goals, including a pair by first-year attackman Pat Ohrem, for a 6-1 lead with 7:38 left in the second quarter.

W&L retaliated with a pair of man-up goals by Bartlett off Keigler feeds to slice it to a 6-3 game with 13:14 left in the third period, but LC used two-straight tallies to push back to an 8-3 lead with 8:45 left in the penultimate quarter.

The Hornets surged to an 11-5 advantage with 10:23 left in the game, but W&L ripped off four consecutive goals, including a pair by Keigler, to cut it to an 11-9 game with 4:21 remaining. However, Ohrem found rope again with 2:45 left for a 12-9 lead and the two teams traded goals in the final 43 seconds for the final margin.

Keigler's performance paced the Generals' offense, while Bartlett tied a career-high with four goals. Junior attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) and junior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) each totaled one goal and one assist. Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark's) played all 60 minutes in goal and recorded seven saves.

Ohrem paced LC with three goals and three assists, while sophomore attackman Dylan Hoff notched four goals and one helper. Sophomore midfielder Ben Sauer chipped in two goals and two assists, while sophomore Franc Cook played all 60 minutes between the pipes and notched 10 saves.

Washington and Lee will be the fourth seed for the ODAC Tournament and will host fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon on Wednesday at Wilson Field. A time for the game is to be announced.


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