Washington College Outlasts Men's Lacrosse, 9-5
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Despite leading for nearly the entire first half, the Swarthmore College men's lacrosse team (4-9, 1-4) could not hold off a hard-charging Washington College squad that scored six-consecutive goals over a 15-minute span en route to a 9-5 win over the Garnet on Wednesday evening.
Senior Max Hubbard and junior Wes Marcik each scored a pair of goals to lead the Garnet offense. Sophomore Daniel Kowalyshyn added a goal and assist, while senior John Bukawyn and sophomore Jonathan Molloy each dished out an assist.
Dominic Serio and Bennett Cord each scored two goals to led a balanced Shoremen scoring attack.
Swarthmore controlled the game for the majority of the first half. Thanks to a stingy defense and a pair of unassisted goals from senior captain Hubbard, the Garnet built a 3-0 with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. The Garnet kept the Shoremen off the scoreboard until there was just 4:24 left in the half, as WAC's Hunter Nowicki found the back of the net, making it a 3-1 a game.
Unfortunately for Swat, Nowicki's goal opened the floodgates for the Washington offense that has been held in check for the previous 20 minutes. The Shoremen added two more goals before the end of the first half, including a tally from Patrick Coyle with :10 seconds before the break to tie the game 3-3 at the half.
The Washington onslaught continued into the second half, as the Shoremen scored three more goals in the third period to take a stranglehold on the contest. A man-up goal from Grant Hughes made it a 6-3 advantage in the Shoremen's favor heading into the fourth period.
In the final period, the Garnet got on the scoreboard twice thanks to goals from Marcik and Kowalyshyn, but those scores were countered by three more Washington goals, bringing the game to the 9-5 final.