Kenyon Rallies to Edge Washington & Jefferson

GAMBIER, Ohio -- Washington & Jefferson scored four of the first five goals, but Kenyon stormed back behind Chris Pappalardo's five-goal effort to knock off the Presidents 10-8 in men's lacrosse action on Tuesday evening.

Papplardo put the Lords (3-4) on the board just over 90 seconds into the match, but the Presidents answered with four-straight goals during an eight-minute span. Junior attackers Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) and Andrew Wallick (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) and sophomores Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) and Tom Starr (Baltimore, Md./Friends) netted the goals.

Pappalardo scored the final goal of the first quarter and then KC's Max Olson provided the only goal of the second period as W&J held a 4-3 halftime advantage. Pappalardo fired in a pair of goals in the first 67 seconds of the third quarter for a 5-4 Kenyon lead.

Sophomore midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) ended the four-goal Kenyon spurt with a goal at the 11:12 mark, but the Lords once again responded with three-straight tallies and KC would not give up the lead again. W&J closed to within two three different times in the final 16 minutes; however, Wallick's goal with just over nine minutes left was the last for either team.

Wallick finished with three goals and one assist to lead W&J, while Starr had one goal and two assists. Sophomore goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) made nine saves for the Presidents, who were outshot by a 30-20 margin.

Kenyon limited W&J to a combined four shots during the second and third periods. The Lords held a 38-26 ground ball edge and won 12 of 20 faceoffs. Austin Anusbigian collected a pair of saves in goal.

W&J (2-4) looks to snap its three-game slide on Thursday when traveling to Bethany (W.Va.) for a 5:00 pm match with the Bison. Bethany is competing in its first NCAA Division III lacrosse season.

2011-03-29



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