Herdegen Scores Twice in Loss
LEXINGTON, VA -- Tenth-ranked host Washington and Lee scored the final four goals of the first half and the first two of the second en route to a 9-5 win over visiting Washington College in a non-conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon in Lexington, VA. The Generals improved to 5-0 with the win, while the Shoremen fell to 2-1 with the loss.
W&L took a 1-0 lead when Will Keigler scored off an assist from Drew Koeneman with 3:28 left in the first quarter. That goal was the only score of the first quarter. Koeneman made it 2-0 with a goal 54 seconds into the second quarter. Senior attackman Brendan O'Leary (Annapolis, MD/Broadneck) got the Shoremen on the board with a goal with 9:14 left in the second, but the Generals answered with a goal by Mark Wachtmeister with 6:46 left to make it 3-1 an scored three more times before the end of the first half to build a 6-1 cushion at the intermission.
The Generals scored the first two goals of the third quarter before WC freshman midfielder Bennett Cord (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) broke the six-goal run with a a goal off an assist from sophomore attackman Billy Stafford (White Hall, MD/Hereford) with 10:38 remaining in the third.
Goals by WC junior attackman Shane Kaski (Richmond, VA/Midlothian) and junior midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley), both off assists from freshman midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall), trimmed the margin to 8-4 with 11:50 remaining in the contest. Herdegen scored again with 7:12 to go to get the Shoremen to within three goals at 8-5. W&L's Mac Means ended the Shoremen's rally with a goal with 2:58 remaining to make it 9-5.
Koeneman scored two goals and had one assist for W&L in the win, while Means and Max Mancuso each scored two goals. Herdegen led the Shoremen with two goals.
Each team recorded 29 shots in the game.
The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 1:00 p.m. home game against Hampden-Sydney.