Shoremen Race Past Blue Jays, 11-7

Shoremen Race Past Blue Jays, 11-7

Coyle Scores Three Goals, Assists on Another in Victory

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA -- Visiting Washington College raced out to a 5-0 lead after the first quarter en route to a 11-7 men's lacrosse victory over host Elizabethtown College this afternoon. The Shoremen improved to 2-0 with the victory, which spoiled the Blue Jays' season opener.

Freshman attackman Matt Lewis (Mt. Airy, MD/Glenelg Country School) got the Shoremen on the board with a goal with 8:47 to play in the first quarter. Lewis scored again 2:29 later, this time off an assist from freshman midfielder Jesse Speth (Chicago, IL/Northside Prep), to make the score 2-0 in favor of Washington. Lewis then assisted on a goal by sophomore attackman Trey Hilberg (Upperco, MD/Hereford) with 4:47 left in the first. Hilberg assisted on the Shoremen's fourth goal of the game as he found junior midfielder Shane Kaski (Mosley, VA/Midlothian) for a score with 3:54 on the clock. Freshman midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) finished off the first quarter scoring with an extra-man goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Dave Lundquist (West Chester, PA/Henderson) with 53 seconds remaining in the first to give the Shoremen their 5-0 cushion after 15 minutes.

Neither team scored in the second quarter, though the Blue Jays held a 9-5 advantage in shots in the period. Freshman goalie Matt Miller (Baldwin, MD/Calvert Hall) made six saves in the first half for the Shoremen as Elizabethtown failed to score on any of its 16 shots over the first 30 minutes.

The Blue Jays finally cracked Washington's defense 1:45 into the third quarter when Cory Boushell scored to cut the lead to 5-1. The Shoremen answered with a goal by Kaski with 11:39 remaining in the third quarter, but Aaron Weber fired in a goal for Elizabethtown with 9:06 on the clock to make it 6-2. The score remained that way until Coyle scored another extra-man goal, this time off an assist from Kaski, with just 10 seconds to go in the third quarter, pushing the margin to 7-2.

Lundquist tallied the Shoremen's eighth goal off a Hilberg assist with 8:47 left in the game. Senior midfielder Chad Freedman (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne's-Belfield) tacked on Washington's ninth goal 1:36 later. Weber scored Elizabethtown's third goal off an assist by Boushell on an extra-man opportunity with 6:10 to go. Coyle fired in his third goal of the game with 4:56 remaining to stretch the margin to 10-3. Boushell found Weber again for the Blue Jays' fourth goal with 4:16 remaining, but Lundquist answered for Washington with an extra-man goal off a Coyle assist with 2:39 to play to up the lead to 11-4.

The Blue Jays scored three late goals to provide the final margin. Weber assist on an extra-man goal by Jon Day with 1:09 left, scored a goal with 47 seconds remaining, and assisted on another Day goal 13 seconds later.

Coyle paced the Shoremen with three goals and one assist in the win, while Lundquist, Kaski, and Lewis each tallied two goals and one assist. Hilberg added a goal and two assists.

Weber, Day, and Boushell accounted for all of Elizabethtown's scoring as Weber tallied four goals and two assists, Boushell finished with a goal and two assists, and Day scored two goals.

Miller finished with eight saves and three goals allowed for the Shoremen, playing the first 55:04. Freshman Mike Runk (Westminster, MD/Mount St. Joseph) played the rest of the game in goal for Washington, allowing four goals and making two saves in 4:56. Brendan Corcoran made seven saves for Elizabethtown.

The Shoremen return to action Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. game at 10th-ranked Washington and Lee.