LEXINGTON, Va. – In a conference affair on the road, the Bridgewater Eagles men's lacrosse team couldn't hold off a feverish offensive effort from the 10th-ranked Washington and Lee Generals as Bridgewater fell in defeat by a 27-1 tally.
Washington and Lee ran out to a 6-0 lead after the first quarter of play as the Generals controlled the first 15 minutes of action.
In the second quarter, the Generals added three more goals to build a 9-0 lead before Bridgewater got on the board in the middle part of the frame. With 10:24 to play on the second-quarter clock, Thomas Maher stuck a shot past the Washington and Lee keeper to draw the Eagles to within eight at a 9-1 tally.
Back-to-back Alex Owen goals pushed the Washington and Lee lead to double figures before the Generals netted two more goals in the waning minutes of the first half to own a 13-1 halftime lead.
The Generals outshot Bridgewater by a 27-7 tally in the first half, with the Eagles holding things tight in the second stanza with five shots while allowing just a dozen Washington and Lee shots.
Washington and Lee racked up eight goals in the third quarter to open up a 21-1 lead before rounding out the evening with six fourth-quarter goals to take a 27-1 victory over the Eagles.
Maher led the Eagles offense with a goal on three shots as Bridgewater fired off 11 shots on the evening.
In the cage, Shane Trost turned away 13 Washington and Lee shots to pick up the loss for the Eagles. Trost added a team-high six ground balls for the Eagles along the way.
Defensively, freshman Curtis Hughes caused four Washington and Lee turnovers to lead a Bridgewater defense that forced eight Generals miscues on the evening.
Three Washington and Lee players notched three goals in the win as the Generals amassed 61 shots.
Warren Berenis picked up the win for Washington and Lee in the net, making two saves in just 15 minutes of work.
Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday when it travels to Guilford. Start time against the Quakers is set for 1 p.m.