Washington & Jefferson Rolls Past Franciscan

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Eight different Presidents scored goals and Washington & Jefferson held a 63-14 shot advantage during a 19-4 men's lacrosse victory over Franciscan Tuesday night at Alexandre Stadium.

Tim Angell supplied five goals and two assists on a night in which he recorded his 100th career point. Kyle Heinig scored three goals, dished out three assists and grabbed six ground balls for the Presidents, who improved to 4-2.

Goals by Heinig and Angell put W&J in front 2-0 five minutes in, but the Barons (1-4) tied the game with back-to-back goals with 3:08 left in the first quarter. Heinig netted his second goal at the 2:21 mark and John Bursch's tally inside the final minute made it a 4-2 game.

W&J broke open the game with seven second-quarter goals, including a pair by Zachary Fredericks. In all, W&J scored 16 unanswered goals until Franciscan stopped the scoring outburst midway through the fourth period.

Nate Rattner played the first 30 minutes in goal and earned the win for the Presidents. Jake Bayha preserved the win with two saves during the second half. Bryan Whipkey added three goals, while Fredericks, Bursch and Casey Smallwood all notched a pair. Chase Bennett led the team with 12 faceoff victories and six ground balls.

Jonah Soucy made 20 saves in the loss for the Barons. Paul Modzelewski had two of the team's four goals.

W&J opens Landmark Conference play Saturday when hosting Drew at 1:00 pm.


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