Washington & Lee Knocks off No. 1 Salisbury in Double OT

Salisbury cut the W&L lead to 5-3 on a goal by senior attackman Evan Hammersly at the 8:11 mark, but senior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) made it 6-3 with a goal at 4:51 of the third quarter.

The Seagulls controlled play in the fourth quarter, holding the Generals scoreless while tallying three goals to knot the score at 6-6. Hammersly found the net on a man advantage 57 seconds into the quarter and senior midfielder Ryan Clarke made it a 6-5 game when he scored at the 12:22 mark. Senior midfielder Eric Kluge then scored the equalizer on a bounce shot with 2:45 left in regulation. Each team squeezed off one shot in the final 1:22 but neither scored the game-winner.

In the first overtime, it appeared as though the Generals scored the game-winner with 0:46 left when Means slipped on the door step and was fed by senior midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman). However, SU junior goalkeeper Alex Taylor made a spectacular save to keep the game alive.

In the second overtime, sophomore goalkeeper Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) turned back Kluge with 2:36 left, while Taylor made two more saves, the second coming with 21 seconds left, keeping the score level. However, Switala picked up the groundball following the save and feed Heinsohn who beat Taylor over his left shoulder with the game-winner.

Paglia led W&L with a game-high four goals, while Means had one goal and one assist. Dabir and Heinsohn also found the cage for the Generals. Berenis finished with eight saves on the day.

Clarke scored three goals and assisted on another to lead Salisbury. Hammersly had two goals and Kluge had one goal and one assist. Taylor stopped 11 shots in goal, including four in the overtime periods.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it travels to 10th-ranked Denison for a 1:00 pm contest.

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