Men's Lax Earns Win At W&L

March 25, 2008

The seventh-ranked Middlebury men's lacrosse team outscored Washington and Lee 11-3 over the final two quarters for a 15-10 victory over the Generals on Tuesday evening at the W&L Turf Field.

Neither team could pull away until W&L (4-4) used a four-goal run that included two goals each for Will Englehart and Harry St. John for a 7-4 lead at the break.

Middlebury (5-0) began its second half barrage just 17 seconds into the third quarter as Pete Smith found rope off an assist from Jim Cabrera. The Panthers scored two more goals over the next 2:02 to knot the game at 7-7, but W&L attackman Ned Rider scored off an Englehart feed to give the Generals the lead back, 8-7, at the 10:39 mark of the third period.

A goal by Mike Stone knotted the score at 8-8, but Rider gave the Generals the lead again at 9-8 with 5:10 left in the third quarter. However, the Panthers scored to tie it at 9-9 just 1:27 later, the first of seven goals over the final 18:43 that lifted them to the win.

Englehart and St. John led the Generals with three goals and one assist each, while Rider had two goals and one helper. Connor Locke played all 60 minutes in goal and recorded 10 saves.

Stone paced the Panthers with five goals and one assist, while Smith had one goal and four assists. Cabrera totaled two goals and one assist, while Skyler Hopkins and Chris Teves added two goals apiece. Goalkeeper Pete Britt stopped eight shots between the pipes.

Will Englehart 3; Harry St. John 3; Ned Rider 2; Tim Skeen 1; Will Keigler 1. W&L ASSISTS: Will Englehart 1; Geoff Marks 1; Ned Rider 1; Tim Skeen 1; Harry St. John 1.

Mike Stone 5; Jim Cabrera 2; Skyler Hopkins 2; Chris Teves 2; Pete Smith 1; Tom Petty 1; Matt Ferrer 1; Frank Granara 1. MC ASSISTS: Pete Smith 4; Jeff Begin 1; Jim Cabrera 1; Mike Stone 1.

Connor Locke (W&L)- 60:00, 10 saves, 15 GA Pete Britt (MC) - 60:00, 8 Saves, 10 GA