Wooster Scores at 0:03 to Edge Presidents

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Joe Suliman scored with three seconds left as Wooster earned a 7-6 men's lacrosse victory over Washington & Jefferson on Wednesday evening.

Neither team led by more than two goals at any point in the game. W&J scored three of the first four goals to open a two-goal edge early in the second quarter.

Wooster (3-6) responded with a pair of goals to end the quarter and force a 3-3 halftime tie. Jake Bernard and Patrick Schlick tacked on goals in the first seven minutes of the third period to continue the Wooster rally.

However, W&J responded with back-to-back goals to tie the game at the 3:52 mark of the third quarter. Junior midfielder Sean Hipley (Baltimore, Md./Towson Catholic) and sophomore attacker Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) netted the W&J goals.

Matt Rubin gave the Fighting Scots a 6-5 lead with 11:45 remaining, but Eck forced the match's fourth tie four minutes later. Suliman provided the heroics with his last-second goal.

W&J was outshot by a 32-22 margin, but sophomore goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) made 16 saves to keep Wooster off the scoreboard. Wooster also held a 34-18 ground ball edge and a 9-7 faceoff advantage.

Eck finished with three goals to lead the Presidents (3-6), while Rubin and Bernard both scored twice for Wooster.

W&J travels to New York on Saturday to battle Keuka (1:00 pm).

2011-04-07



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