Presidents Cruise Past the Knights

WASHINGTON, Pa. Sophomore attacker Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) scored three goals and assisted on two others to lift Washington & Jefferson to a 13-6 men's lacrosse victory over Neumann on Thursday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.

The Presidents won their second-straight match and improved to 5-8, while Neumann's record dropped to 3-9. W&J held a 48-20 shot advantage and scooped up 43 of the match's 64 ground balls.

Washington & Jefferson also used a commanding 18-4 edge in faceoffs, 16 of which were won by freshman midfielder Robert O'Grady (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley). O'Grady also finished with seven ground balls.

The Presidents scored the first five goals to establish control of the match. Eck and junior attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) both scored twice in the opening spurt, while Ringeling set up sophomore midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) for the fifth goal.

Sam Maldou ended the Knights' scoring drought at the 10:56 mark of the second quarter, but junior attacker Andrew Wallick (North Canton, Ohio/Hoover) netted back-to-back goals six minutes apart and W&J took a 7-2 lead into halftime.

The Presidents scored four of the five goals in the third period, two of which were scored by Haas, to pull away. Haas finished with three goals and four ground balls.

Eck and Ringeling are now tied for fifth place on the school's all-time goal list with 58.

Ringeling added two assists to his pair of goals, while Wallick also notched an assist. Junior Sean Hipley (Baltimore, Md./Towson Catholic) and sophomores Jake Lippert (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) and Tom Starr (Baltimore, Md./Friends) all contributed one goal. Sophomore Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) made five saves in the first three quarters of action to collect the win in goal.

Justin Mailloux led Neumann with two goals and one assist. Andrew Neubauer amassed 20 saves in the loss.

W&J looks to stretch its win streak to three on Wednesday evening when hosting Frostburg State at 7:00 pm.

2011-04-21



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