CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The sixth-ranked Washington College men's lacrosse team is set to host Franklin & Marshall in the 2014 Centennial Conference Championship game Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
The Shoremen (14-1, 8-0 Centennial): After running the table in the Centennial Conference regular season for the first time in 10 years, Washington took down Gettysburg in dominating fashion, 20-7, in a semifinal game Wednesday. The Shoremen scored the first 17 goals of the game and broke the record for goals in a Centennial Conference Tournament game. Sophomore midfielder Sid Looney, who entered the game with 10 goals on the season, became the first Shoreman in 11 years to score seven goals in a single game. RECAP
The Diplomats (13-4, 6-2 Centennial): The Diplomats entered the tournament as the third seed and have already avenged one of their two regular-season conference losses by knocking off defending conference champion Dickinson, 11-9, in a Wednesday semifinal. Junior attackman Will Ballantyne scored five goals in the win for F&M. RECAP
WHAT'S AT STAKE
In addition to the Centennial Conference Championship, the winner will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament, which begins Wednesday, May 7th. A win by the Shoremen would give them their first Centennial Conference title since 2003 and fourth overall. A win by the Diplomats would give them their first-ever Centennial Conference title and first conference title of any kind since winning the Middle Atlantic Conference in 1990.
REGULAR SEASON MATCH-UP
The Shoremen and Diplomats faced off in Chestertown March 29th. The Shoremen never trailed in the game and held a 4-1 halftime lead en route to a 9-6 victory. Senior goalie Ted DiSalvo made 11 saves in the win for Washington, while junior midfielder Michael Trapp turned in a 16-for-19 performance on face-offs. RECAP