Men's Lacrosse Improves To 4-0

March 23, 2010

Fifth-ranked Middlebury out-scored 11th-ranked Washington and Lee 3-0 over the final 7:34 of the game to produce an 11-9 win over the Generals in men's lacrosse action on Tuesday evening at Georgetown University.

The Generals (7-2) took a 9-8 lead with 3:03 left in the third quarter when senior Kevin Feeney scored with an assist from senior Will Keigler. 

W&L had several good looks to start the fourth quarter, but could not find the net and the Panthers knotted the game at 9-9 on a goal by senior midfielder Chris Teves off an assist from senior attackman Pete Smith with 7:34 left in the game.

Middlebury (4-0) took its first lead since the 5:35 mark of the third period when sophomore attackman Tim Cahill found rope off a feed from senior attackman Jack Masur with 6:26 to play.  Junior midfielder Andrew Conner then provided an insurance goal when he scored unassisted just 51 seconds later.

W&L opened the game with a 2-0 lead on goals by junior midfielder Gerard Savarese and senior midfielder Logan Bartlett with an assist from Keigler.

Middlebury then scored four-straight goals, including a pair by Cahill, to take a 4-2 lead with 8:20 left in the first period. Each team added one more goal before the end of the first period and the Panthers carried a 5-3 lead into the second stanza. 

W&L first-year attackman Mac Means scored a pair of goals to knot the score at 5-5 with 4:13 left in the second period and neither team led by more than one goal until Middlebury's game-closing run.

Keigler led the Generals with two goals and three assists, while Means posted three goals and Bartlett notched two goals.  Senior Matt Mason stopped eight shots in goal.

Cahill paced Middlebury with four goals, while Smith had three assists.  Junior attackman David Hild chipped in two goals and one assist.  Junior Ryan Deane posted eight saves in goal.