Washington & Lee's Seven-Goal Run Sinks Guilford

GREENSBORO, N.C. Scott Meehan scored three goals and an assist in visiting Washington and Lee University's 14-5 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) lacrosse win at Guilford College Wednesday night.

The Generals (5-4, 1-1 ODAC) scored the game's first three goals and took a 7-3 halftime lead when Meehan converted a Drew Kenavan feed with 5:20 left in the second quarter.

Guilford's Taylor Teodosio opened the second-half scoring with a man-up goal 1:37 into the third quarter, but Washington and Lee reeled off the next seven goals before the Quakers' Duncan Fitzgerald scored with 46 seconds left in regulation. The Generals' Cameron Dabir tallied twice and Sam Mott added a goal and an assist during the 7-0 second-half spurt.

Dabir was one of four multiple-goal scorers for Washington and Lee, which had nine different students dent the twine. Mac Means and Will Garrett also scored twice for the Generals.

Washington and Lee gained momentum and maintained possession throughout the game thanks to Jared Mitchell 's 11 victories in 18 face-offs. He also picked up a game-high seven ground balls, which helped the Generals to a 34-22 edge. Washington and Lee outshot the Quakers, 41-23, and took 15 of the contest's first 17 shots. Generals' goalie Patrick Jennings made five saves and yielded four goals in over 52 minutes of work.

Five different Quakers scored goals, including Greg Nash and Chase Clausen, who also notched assists. Rookie midfielder Juquan Tellis picked up a team-high four ground balls and rookie goaltender Thomas Deane made eight of his career-high 13 saves in the first quarter.

Guilford visits league-rival Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. Washington and Lee used a seven-goal run over the third and fourth periods to pull away for a 14-5 win over Guilford in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening at the Armfield Athletic Center.

The Generals (5-4, 1-1) opened the scoring 5:54 into the game when junior midfielder Will Garrett (Purcellville, Va./Highland School) scored unassisted. W&L then scored a pair of man-up goals for a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. Junior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) found the net unassisted at 8:11 and senior attackman Scott Meehan (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Manlius-Pebble Hill) scored off an assist from junior midfielder Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) at 2:54.

Guilford (6-3, 1-1) posted three goals around single scores from Means and Meehan to close to within 5-3 with 6:57 left in the first half. However, the Generals ended the half with tallies by Switala and Meehan for a 7-3 lead at the break.

The Quakers opened the second half scoring when junior midfielder Taylor Teodosio scored man-up off a feed from sophomore midfielder Chase Clausen just 1:47 into the third period.

W&L then gained control of the contest by scoring the game's next seven goals for a commanding 14-4 lead with 5:39 remaining in the game. First-year attackman Cameron Dabir (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Culver Academy) scored two goals during the run, while senior midfielder Sam Mott (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) scored one goal and assisted on one other.

Nine different players found the net for W&L led by Meehan, who posted three goals and one assist. Means, Dabir and Garrett each registered two goals, while Mott and Switala had one goal and one assist each. Junior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant School) chipped in a pair of assists. Sophomore midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) once again dominated at the faceoff X, winning 11 of 18 draws.

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2012-03-21



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