Saint Vincent Uses Late Run to Down Presidents

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Saint Vincent netted five unanswered goals during a four-minute span in the fourth quarter to earn a 20-17 men's lacrosse victory over Washington & Jefferson Saturday at Alexandre Stadium.

The Presidents close the season with a 7-6 record, their second-straight above .500 campaign. Saint Vincent upped its record to 5-7. The game featured the most combined goals in W&J's nine-year history of varsity men's lacrosse.

The first half featured four ties and four lead changes and the teams battled to a 7-7 tie. Sophomore Will DeLanoy (Landsdale, Pa./North Penn) scored two goals in the final 17 seconds of the third quarter for a 14-11 SVC lead and the Bearcats appeared to be pulling away.

However, W&J answered with goals from sophomore attacker Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) and freshmen Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) and Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) to even the game with 12:06 remaining.

The teams traded goals over the next three minutes before the five-goal stretch by the Bearcats put the game out of reach. Wallick fired home a pair of goals 45 seconds apart, but that was as close as W&J would get.

DeLanoy paced the Bearcats with seven goals and one assist. Senior Zach Wilfong (Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) and junior Ryan Kearney (Catonsville, Md./Cardinal Gibbons) both supplied four goals and three assists.

Saint Vincent held a 54-41 shot advantage and used a 47-34 ground ball edge. Senior Jon McMahon (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) collected 13 saves.

W&J was led by Wallick's career-best day of five goals and five assists. Eck supplied four goals and one assist, while senior Jackson Doyle (Northville, Mich./Northville) collected a hat trick in his final collegiate game. Sophomore attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) had two goals and freshman attacker Tom Starr (Baltimore, Md./Friends) had a hand in three goals with one goal and two assists. Freshmen Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) and John Zustra (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) both notched one goal.

Freshman Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) finished with 15 saves. W&J scored on 4 of 6 extra-man opportunities.


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