#11 Ohio Wesleyan Stymies Shoremen in Second Half of 10-5 Win

Trapp Goes 10-for-15 on Face-Offs in Loss

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- 11th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan held host Washington College scoreless in the second half of a 10-5 non-conference men's lacrosse victory this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Battiling Bishops remained undefeated at 5-0 with the win, while the loss dropped the Shoremen to 1-4. 

The two teams traded goals early in the game. Senior attackman Sam Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) put the Shoremen on the board first off an assist from sophomore attackman Stephen Goff, Jr. (Prince Frederick, Md./Calverton School) with 12:04 left in the first. Brendan Bouchard then scored an extra-man goal for Ohio Wesleyan with 9:21 remaining. Goff put Washington back in front off a junior midfielder Sid Looney (Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton) assist with 8:05 to go, but Dietz evened the score with 6:56 left. The Shoremen regained the lead with 6:40 remaining as Luck scored for the 3-2 advantage. Bouchard knotted the score off an assist from Luke Leyden with 5:29 remaining in the first.

The score remained 3-3 until senior midfielder Luke Birnbaum (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills East) found freshman attackman Tanner Barbieri (Wayne, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) with 8:31 left in the second as Washington took its last lead at 4-3. The Battling Bishops took their first lead as Sean Roskamp scored at 5:02 and Edwin Foster found Kyle Foster for an extra-man goal 45 seconds later. Barbieri scored what would prove to be the Shoremen's last goal off a Luck find with 2:57 to play in the second quarter, evening the score at 5-5, but Bouchard scored off a Tommy Minkler feed 49 seconds later as Ohio Wesleyan took the lead for good with a 6-5 halftime advantage.

The Battling Bishops pulled away in the third quarter. Dietz scored from Minkler at 11:55 and then Minkler scored back-to-back goals off assists from Kyle Foster and Dietz with 10:00 and 8:10 to go in the period, respectively, as Ohio Wesleyan built a 9-5 cushion. The score remained 9-5 until Kyle Foster scored an extra-man goal off a Minkler assist with 1:21 to go to provide the final margin.

After a three-save first half, Ohio Wesleyan goalie Ryan MacMahon was lights out in the second, making eight saves while allowing no goals over the final two quarters. Minkler had a game-best five points for the Battling Bishops on two goals and three assists, while Dietz had two goals and two assists. Bouchard scored a game-best three goals, while Kyle Foster had two goals and one assist. Trent Schulte had a game-high seven ground balls in the win.

Barbieri's two goals led the Shoremen. Goff and Luck each had one goal and one assist. Senior midfielder Michael Trapp (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) went 10-for-15 on face-offs for the Shoremen. Sophomore goalie Jackson Szurley (Lincoln, R.I./Moses Brown) made five saves for the Shoremen.

Washington finished with a slight 34-32 advantage in shots, out-shooting its opponent for the fifth time in as many games this season. 

The Shoremen return to action Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. game against ninth-ranked Amherst to be played at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.