Kenyon Defeats W&J Men’s Lacrosse 7-3
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Kenyon raced out to a 4-0 halftime lead and defeated Washington & Jefferson 7-3 in the Presidents’ men’s lacrosse season opener Saturday at a snowy Alexandre Stadium.
The Lords (1-1) received two goals and two assists from Chris Pappalardo. Nick Massa turned back 10 shots in goal, including nine in the final 30 minutes.
Kenyon got on the scoreboard with three minutes left in the first quarter as Patrick Kim scored off a pass from Robert Yee. Three different Lords scored during a three-minute span early in the second quarter for the four-goal halftime advantage.
W&J senior attacker Mark Ringeling (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) netted the Presidents’ first goal in 2012 at the 13:51 mark of the third quarter to bring the hosts to within 4-1; however, Kenyon scored the next three goals to take control. Pappalardo had a hand in all three with one goal and two assists.
The Presidents (0-1) fired in the lone fourth-quarter goals, both by junior attacker Joseph Eck (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly).
Kenyon led in shots by a 30-21 margin, including a 20-3 edge in the first half. The Lords also held advantages in ground balls (33-26) and faceoffs (8-6).
Junior goalie Ran Kirby (Cleveland, Ohio/University School) collected 15 saves in the loss for the Presidents.
W&J hits the road for the first time in 2012 at Frostburg State (Md.) Wednesday at 3:30 pm.