Cardinals Too Strong for Presidents in Second Half

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Washington & Jefferson led 2-0 after 15 minutes, but Catholic scored at least four goals in each of the final three quarters to earn a 15-7 Landmark Conference men's lacrosse victory on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

The Presidents (4-8, 0-4 Landmark) grabbed a 2-0 lead early on behind a pair of Tim Angell tallies. W&J was outshot 9-4 in the opening 15 minutes; however, Conor Crowe made three saves in goal.

W&J still held a 2-1 advantage late in the second quarter, but the Cardinals (7-4, 2-1 Landmark) scored three times in the final 3:24 of the half for a 4-2 lead at the break.

Catholic took control with five of the first seven goals in the third period to extend their lead to 9-4. Back-to-back goals by Walter Hickey put the hosts in front by five goals.

The Presidents refused to give up and closed to within 9-6 heading into the fourth quarter after goals by Angell and Casey Smallwood in the final minute of the third period.

CUA sealed the win with six goals in the final 15 minutes, three of which were scored by Sean Cummins. Bryan Whipkey scored the Presidents' lone goal of the fourth.

Catholic doubled up W&J in shots (42-20), but Crowe finished with 11 stops for the Presidents. Angell (3) and Whipkey (2g) paced the W&J offense, while Kyle Heinig had one goal and three assists. Smallwood added one goal and two assists.

Cummins netted five goals and added one assist for the Cardinals, while Tim Keith also produced with one goal and five assists.


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