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Eagles Lose to ODAC Leaders W&L

Eagles Lose to ODAC Leaders W&L

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater College men's lacrosse team fell to first-place Washington & Lee on Wednesday at Jopson Field, by a score of 21-3.

Alex Kreger did well on the faceoff dot for the Eagles, winning 9-of-16 draws and picking up four ground balls. Aaron Kiser caused two turnovers and picked up two ground balls, and Chris Voorhees added four ground balls to his one goal scored.

Bridgewater trailed by just one midway through the first quarter as the Eagles were able to slow the game down with some possession. W&L goalie Wyatt Devine (7 saves, 1 GA) made a nice back post stop on Sean MacLeish and the Generals went the other way for a goal by Max Hutson, opening the floodgates.

Chris Rusbuldt scored his first two goals of the season to give the Generals a 5-0 lead, still in the first quarter.

The visitors made it 7-0 with no time left on the first quarter clock as long-pole Bobby DeStefano also recorded his first of the season, as time expired.

Bridgewater started the second quarter on the man-advantage but immediately threw the ball away. The Eagles would soon face a 6-on-4 and Andrew Buss came up with a save, but BC gave it back on the clear and Joe Perrella made them pay with the man-up tally.

The Generals took a double-digit lead with 10:30 left in the second quarter, sending Buss to the sideline. Backup netminder Kevin Metzger came out to force a turnover on Rusboldt behind the cage early in his stint.

Bridgewater finally got on the board a minute before halftime. Thomas Maher made a nice pass across the crease to Voorhees but was denied the assist when Devine made a great point-blank save. Voorhees snatched the rebound out of midair and finished it off for the Eagles' first of the contest.

Tylden Mosby scored early in the third quarter with a man-up rip from outside, and Derrick Daniels added one late for the Eagles.

W&L's Jack Clarke won a faceoff in the third quarter and went right down to score and give his team two goals in a stretch of just five seconds. That is one second shy of the NCAA record, set by several teams including Bridgewater last spring.

Bridgewater falls to 6-4, 1-3 ODAC and will play its third consecutive home game on Saturday vs. Guilford. Washington & Lee, who is receiving votes in the national polls, improves to 9-2, 5-0.