Nowicki Nets 100th Career Point; Trapp Goes 15-For-17 In Face-Offs
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Senior midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, Md./Franklin) recorded his 100th career point and junior midfielder Michael Trapp (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) won 15-of-17 face-offs as host #7 Washington College downed visiting Haverford, 14-5, on Wednesday night at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse contest. The Shoremen improve to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial, while the Fords drop to 1-7 and 0-2 respectively.
The Shoremen scored just 57 seconds into the game when junior midfielder Grant Hughes (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) put Washington ahead for the rest of the night on a feed from senior midfielder Nowicki. Senior attackman JD Campbell (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) put the hosts ahead 2-0 with 9:47 left in the first quarter with senior midfielder Kodie Englehart (Coronado, Calif./Coronado) notching the helper. The Shoremen made it 3-0 with 7:45 left in the opening quarter on a goal by senior attackman Jim Cusick (Fallston, Md./Calvert Hall) with sophomore midfielder Brendon Hurley (Saint James, N.Y./St. Anthony's) chalking up the helper. For Hurley, it was his first collegiate assist. Hughes got his second goal of the quarter with 4:15 remaining on a feed from junior attackman Stephen Luck (Catonsville, Md./Boys' Latin) to take a four-goal lead. The scoring in the first was capped by Luck on an unassisted score with 1:23 remaining.
Washington scored all three goals in the second quarter to take an 8-0 lead with Nowicki recording his 100th career point on the first goal of the quarter on a tally by Campbell. He became the first Washington player to reach 100 points since Bennett Cord '13 reached the century mark in points on March 2, 2013 versus Washington and Lee.
The Shoremen held a 5-1 advantage in the third quarter to lead 13-1 after three quarters, while the Fords outscored the Shoremen in the fourth quarter by a 4-1 margin and scored the final four goals of the contest.
Nowicki had a game-best four assists which matched his career-high for Washington. He now has 102 all-time points. Cusick led all players with four goals in the victory. Campbell had three goals and Hughes notched a pair of goals. Luck had three points on two goals and one assist, while Englehart had three points on one score and two helpers. Junior attackman Sam Birnbaum (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) had two points on one goal and one assist.
Trapp dominated at the face-off position going 15-for-17 for the Shoremen and scooped up 13 ground balls to lead all players, which also tied his career-high. The only two face-offs he lost were on violations. As a team, WC won 19 of the game's 23 face-offs. In goal, senior goalie Ted DiSalvo (Boca Raton, Fla./Spanish River) made 12 saves and gave up only one goal in 41:34 of action before giving way to junior Andrew Bolland (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) who recorded four saves in the last 18:26 of the game.
Jack Bodine was the only Haverford player to record multiple points as he had two goals in the game. Hunter Witmer had five ground balls to lead the Fords. In goal, Eric Caliendo had 17 saves in the first three quarters, while James Washington made three stops in the fourth quarter.
Washington outshot Haverford, 56-30, and had 41 of the game's 62 ground balls. The Shoremen went 11-for-13 in clears, while the Fords went 12-for-18. The hosts were 3-for-5 in man-up situations, while the guests were 0-for-6.
Washington is back in action on Saturday against visiting Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference action with face-off at 1:00 p.m.