W&L uses balanced attack to down Sewanee in NCAA Tournament

LEXINGTON, Va. (May 8, 2013) – Behind a balanced scoring attack rival Washington & Lee spoiled the Sewanee men's lacrosse team's first NCAA Tournament appearance as the Generals earned a 19-6 victory Wednesday at Wilson Field. 

The Tigers ended their season with a 14-4 record and as the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Champions. 

Early on Sewanee kept the match close after Reed Daniel found Michael Morris for the Tigers' first goal with 10:13 left in the first period.

After W&L scored their third goal of the match, Sewanee again pulled back to within one score, 3-2, when Pierce Leonard fired home an unassisted goal to open the second period. 

Unfortunately, the Generals responded with a huge run. W&L scored seven out of the next eight goals to close the half with a 10-3 lead.

In the third period Sewanee had a pair of goals when Drew Lincoln and Cotter Brown scored late. 

Down 15-5 with 9:48 left to play, Lincoln added one final score for Sewanee before the Generals closed the match with four late goals.

Despite the lopsided victory, statistically Sewanee had fewer turnovers and was outshot by only nine attempts. 

Individually, Lincoln led the Tigers with two goals while Morris added one score and two assists.

Attacker Jack Switala led the Generals with three goals and one assist. Additionally, 12 other W&L players scored at least once. 

With the win, W&L will now face 12th-ranked Salisbury, Saturday.

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