No. 8 Washington College Cruises to Win over Wesley

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Eighth-ranked Washington College jumped out to a 9-1 halftime lead and cruised to a 14-5 non-conference victory over visiting Wesley this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen improved to 4-0 with the win, while the Wolverines fell to 1-3 with the loss.

Washington also held a 30-12 advantage in shots in the first half. The Shoremen played deep into their bench throughout the second half. Senior attackman Matt Lewis (Mt. Airy, MD/Glenelg Country School) scored three goals in the first 23:10 of the game for Washington. Six Shoremen scored their first career collegiate goals in the win, led by freshman midfielder Sid Looney(Westhampton, NY/Westhampton), who had two goals and one assist.

Freshman attackman Zach Revak (Aston, PA/Archmere Academy [DE]), who also had an assist, freshman midfielder Burke Harrington (Ft. Lauderdale, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas), sophomore midfielder Sam Birnbaum (Melville, NY/Half Hollows Hills East), freshman attackman Casey Kermes (State College, PA/Northfield Mount Herman [MA]), and sophomore midfielder Will Rate (Doylestown, PA/LaSalle College H.S.) joined Looney with their first career goals. Sophomore attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, MD/Boys' Latin) scored a pair of goals to join Lewis and Looney as multiple-goal scorers for Washington.

Junior goalie Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, FL/Spanish River) played the first half for the Shoremen, making six saves and allowing one goal. Sophomore goalie Beau Brady (Radnor, PA/Radnor) played the second half and made five saves while allowing four goals. Junior midfielder Michael Baker(Meridian, ID/Meridian) caused four Wesley turnovers in the win.

Lane Kocovsky scored twice to lead the Wolverines. Jathan Mahaffey added one goal and one assist. Matt Ryan made 12 saves for Wesley between the pipes.

The Shoremen finished the game with a 46-31 advantage in shots and went 26 for 27 on clears. Wesley turned the ball over 28 times and was 14 for 23 on clears.

The Shoremen return to action Tuesday with a 6:00 p.m. home game against Catholic.

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CHESTERTOWN, Md. A goal by Jathan Mahaffey with 8:25 left in the second quarter cut a deficit to two goals, but that was as close as Wesley would get in a 14-5 loss at No. 8 Washington College on Saturday afternoon at Roy Kirby Stadium. The Wolverines fall to 2-2, while the Shoremen remain unbeaten at 4-0.

Washington College led 3-0 after the first period but Mahaffey scored the first goal of the second quarter to cut the lead to 3-1. The Shoremen scored six straight to close out the half and went into the break with a 9-1 lead.

James Moss scored on a pass from Paul Leonhauser to open the third and with 19 seconds left in the period, Sam Seibert found the back of the net on an unassisted goal.

Wesley played it even with Washington in the fourth as Lane Kocovsky scored twice on assists from Mahaffey and Dan Tryon. Tryon also tallied a team-high four ground balls while Sylvester Tatman caused a pair of turnovers.

Matt Ryan stopped 12 shots for the Wolverines, but three points each by Matt Lewis (3g) and Sid Looney (2g, 1a) were too much to overcome.

The Wolverines are back in action on Wednesday, March 13, when they host Cazenovia in a 4:30 pm start.

2013-03-09



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