MSJ Uses Big Third Quarter to Upend Presidents

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Anderson Morgan scored eight goals to highlight Mount Saint Joseph's 22-15 men's lacrosse non-conference victory over Washington & Jefferson on Saturday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.

The Lions (1-3) never trailed during the match after scoring four of the first five goals. Morgan added an assist for MSJ which had nine different goal scorers.

W&J (1-4) trailed 5-2 early in the second quarter before using a late surge to close to within 8-7 at halftime. Senior attacker Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) and freshmen Tim Angell (Andover, Mass./Governor's Academy) and Will Wagner (Riva, Md./South River) all netted goals during the final five minutes to close the gap.

Mount Saint Joseph took control of the game by netting the first three goals of the third quarter, the first two coming off the stick of Chris Uselmann. W&J sophomore midfielder Casey Smallwood (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) scored at the 8:24 mark to halt the MSJ attack; however, four unanswered goals by the Lions over the next five minutes pushed the lead to seven and W&J never recovered.

Mike Murphy had three goals and three assists for the Lions, who held a 42-32 shot edge. MSJ scored four goals on six extra-man chances and received 11 saves from Cody Nolan.

Angell paced the Presidents with four goals, while Wallick (3) and Wagner (2) both had multi-goal games. Junior attacker Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho, Bishop Kelly) finished with two goals and one assist, while junior midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) posted one goal and two assists. Senior attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) dished out a game-high four assists.

For a second-straight game, W&J used four goaltenders. Junior Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) took the loss after playing the first 15 minutes and allowing five goals on seven shots. Freshman Conor Crowe (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) had a team-high eight saves.

Washington & Jefferson is back on action on Saturday when it travels to Baltimore, Md., to face Goucher at 1:00 pm in the Presidents' first-ever Landmark Conference game.


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