Washington & Jefferson Drops Decision at Wittenberg

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio Alex Previte scored four goals and added three assists to lift Wittenberg to a 16-10 non-conference men's lacrosse victory over Washington & Jefferson on Wednesday.

The Tigers (5-1), who defeated W&J (1-6) for the eighth time in nine all-time meetings, fell behind 75 seconds into the match as W&J freshman midfielder Will Wagner (Riva, Md./South River) scored an unassisted goal.

Wittenberg responded with the next four goals by four different players. Previte scored the third goal during the run and assisted on the fourth.

Junior attacker Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly) set up senior attackers Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) and Andrew Wallick (Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover) for goals to bring W&J to within 4-3, but a three-goal Tiger spurt pushed the lead back to four.

W&J continued the three-goal swings to narrow its deficit to 7-6 midway through the second quarter. Wallick set up Ringeling for the first goal, while freshman attacker Tim Angell (Andover, Mass./Governor's Academy) followed with back-to-back goals.

After a Tiger goal, Angell fed Ringeling for a goal at the 3:22 mark and W&J trailed 8-7 at the break. Wallick tied the match 43 seconds into the third quarter, but Tyler Hall answered just six seconds later which started a string of six unanswered Tiger goals. Hall scored again at the 4:12 mark to up the Wittenberg lead to 14-8. Both teams scored twice during the final period.

Wittenberg outshot W&J by a 48-23 margin, including a 21-3 edge during the key third quarter. Jim Ferris also scored four goals for the Tigers, while Spencer Baker made six saves.

Ringeling led the Presidents with four goals, while Eck dished out four assists. Wallick produced three goals and one assist, while Angell collected three points (2g, 1a). Senior midfielder Dylan Haas (Damascus, Md./Poolesville) produced 11 wins in 15 faceoffs to help W&J hold a 20-10 advantage overall. Junior goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) stopped nine shots in the loss.

Washington & Jefferson looks to snap its three-game losing streak on Saturday when hosting Scranton (1:00 pm) in its first-ever home Landmark Conference game at Alexandre Stadium.

2012-03-21



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