Washington & Lee Glides by Guilford for ODAC Win

LEXINGTON, Va. Sophomore attackman Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) scored three goals and assisted on another as Washington & Lee defeated Guilford, 11-1, on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.

The Generals (5-4, 2-0) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening 15 minutes of the game as four different players found the net. However, the game was delayed for approximately an hour due to lightning just as the first period ended.

When the teams returned to action, W&L scored just 2:29 into the second quarter as junior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) beat the Quaker keeper unassisted for a 5-0 lead. That would be the game's last goal until 3:27 remained in the third quarter when Switala ignited a five-goal spurt with an unassisted tally.

Junior attackman Sam Mott (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) scored man-up with 1:55 left in the period off an assist by junior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) and Switala scored off a feed from senior attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) just eight seconds later for an 8-0 lead.

Sophomore midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) got in the act with a goal off an assist from Switala with 40 seconds left in the third period and Daw ended the scoring streak with a goal off a Meehan assist with 7:42 remaining in the game for a 10-0 lead.

Guilford (6-3, 1-1) got on the board with 6:57 left in the game when junior attackman Chris Sisk (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) scored man-up from junior attackman Chris Ashcraft (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll), but the Generals answered 2:59 later when first-year midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored unassisted for the 11-1 final margin.

Washington and Lee held advantages of 47-16 in shots, 35-20 in ground balls and 11-5 in faceoffs, and the Generals were 20 of 21 on clears. W&L also forced 28 Quaker turnovers for the game. Daw, Koeneman, Meehan and Wood all supplemented Switala's offense with one goal and one assist each.

Senior Ned Lundvall (Richmond, Va./Gilman) played the opening 55:43 in goal and notched four saves with one goal allowed. First-year goalkeeper Dylan Florig (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional) saw the first action of his career, playing the final 4:17 without facing a shot.

Senior Mark Guillen (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) played all 60 minutes in net for Guilford and recorded 14 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts 16th-ranked Lynchburg for a 3:00 pm contest.

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LEXINGTON, Va. Jack Switala scored three goals and an assist in Washington and Lee University's 11-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse victory over visiting Guilford College (6-3, 1-1 ODAC) Wednesday.

Nine different Generals (5-4, 2-0 ODAC) found the back of the net in a game delayed for an hour by lightning at the end of the first quarter. The hosts scored the tilt's first 10 tallies before Guilford's Chris Sisk scored a man-up goal with just under seven minutes remaining. Washington and Lee's Spence Daw, Drew Koeneman, Scott Meehan and Joe Wood each tallied one goal and one assist.

Washington and Lee controlled play throughout and enjoyed a 47-16 edge in shots. The Generals won 11 of 16 face-offs and forced 19 of the Quakers' 28 turnovers. Rob Look won nine of his 10 draws and picked up a game-high five ground balls. Austin Wernecke had four pickups and was one of three Generals with three caused turnovers. Ned Lundwall played just under 56 minutes in goal and made all four of his team's saves.

Guilford goalie Mark Guillen had 14 stops, six ground balls and three caused turnovers, all game-high totals.

The Quakers return to action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. home contest against ODAC-rival Virginia Wesleyan College in the Armfield Athletic Center.

2011-03-23



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