W&L Falls to Salisbury in NCAA Tourney Second Round

LEXINGTON, Va. First-year attackman Brady Dashiell (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) scored the first two goals of the game as the 12th-ranked Sea Gulls built an early 4-0 lead en route to a 7-4 win over eighth-ranked Washington & Lee in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

Dashiell opened the scoring just 1:19 into the contest when he scored unassisted, and he upped the lead to 2-0 at the 10:53 mark when he scored off a feed from junior attackman Rhett DePol (Chester, Md./St. Mary's). The Seagulls (16-5) extended to a 3-0 lead with just 1.5 seconds left in the opening quarter when sophomore midfielder Kyle Goss (Morristown, N.J./Morristown) found the net off an assist from senior attackman Evan Hammersly (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield).

DePol made it 4-0 just 28 seconds into the second quarter, but the Generals (16-5) got on the board at the 9:43 mark when senior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) scored unassisted. Sophomore attackman Tyler Goldman (New York, N.Y./Loomis Chaffee) scored unassisted just 1:29 later to give W&L some momentum and pull the Generals within 4-2. Salisbury wrestled the momentum back heading into the half when sophomore defenseman Knute Kraus (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Tesoro) scored man-down in transition with 2:04 left before the break.

The Seagulls tallied the only score of the third period when junior attackman Luke Phipps (Street, Md./John Carroll) scored unassisted at the 5:19 mark. However, the Generals would make a run early in the fourth with two straight goals to make it 6-4.

Goldman scored unassisted at 11:55 and Means scored in transition off a feed from senior midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) with 8:08 remaining. But, that was as close as W&L would get, and Dashiell scored his third goal off a feed from sophomore attackman Jesse Rabishaw (Sharon, Ontario/Culver Academy) with 2:30 left for the final margin.

Goldman and Means each scored two goals to lead the Generals in scoring. Sophomore Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) was solid in goal, posting 11 saves.

Dashiell's three goals paced the Seagulls. DePol added one goal and one assist, while junior goalkeeper Alex Taylor (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) posted 11 saves in net.

Washington and Lee's season ends with a school-record 16 victories (16-5). Salisbury advances to the quarterfinals on Wednesday, when it will take on Dickinson.

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LEXINGTON, Va. No. 12 Salisbury's title defense continued on Saturday, as the Sea Gulls advanced to a NCAA Division III tournament quarterfinal game after defeating No. 8 Washington and Lee, 7-4, in a second-round match-up.

The Salisbury defense clamped down on the Generals from the start, and freshman attackman Brady Dashiell led the Gulls with three goals, including the team's first two scores. Attackmen, junior Rhett DePol and sophomore Jesse Rabishaw, both tallied one assist.

Dashiell got the Sea Gull offense started early, with two goals in the first five minutes. He gave Salisbury its first score at the 13:41 mark, before gaining the two-goal lead less than three minutes later.

With just one second left on the clock in the first quarter, senior attackman Evan Hammersly found sophomore midfielder Kyle Goss on a pass from the right side, allowing Goss to plant a 10-yard shot into the cage; the Gulls took a 3-0 lead into the second quarter.

DePol opened the second quarter with a diving score, after cutting from right to left in front of the crease, less than 30 seconds into the period.

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