May 6, 2009

Courtesy Washington & Lee Athletics

LEXINGTON, Va. - Washington and Lee junior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) netted the game-winning goal off a feed from senior midfielder Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) with just 10 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the sixth-ranked Generals to a 6-5 overtime triumph over FDU-Florham in the first round of the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament on Wednesday evening at Wilson Field.

W&L, which tied the school record for victories in a season (16-3), trailed 5-4 with 4:58 left in regulation when FDU senior midfielder Jason Koontz (Oak Ridge, N.J./Jefferson) scored unassisted. The Generals then tied it at 5-5 just 36 seconds later when senior midfielder Tim Skeen (Baltimore, Md./Towson) scored man-up off an assist from Keigler. Both teams had several chances in the overtime period until Keigler tallied the game-winner.

W&L jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter and held a 4-2 lead at the break. The Devils (13-5) scored the lone goal of the third period on a man-up tally by senior midfielder Peter Fleming (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon) off a feed from first-year attackman Pat O'Brien (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) at the 6:32 mark. Fleming then scored off a Koontz assist with 9:19 left in the fourth quarter to tie it at 4-4.

Keigler led W&L with one goal and two assists, while Skeen, junior midfielder Chris Washington (Flint, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) and sophomore attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) notched one goal and one assist each. Senior goalkeeper Connor Locke (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) was spectacular between the pipes, stopping 12 shots in 63:50 in goal.

Fleming paced FDU-Florham with three goals, while Koontz tallied one goal and two assists. Junior Alex Kajencki (Medford, Mass./Xavierian) played the duration in goal for the Devils, stopping 11 shots.

Washington and Lee advances to face Gettysburg College in an NCAA Second Round game in Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday. Opening faceoff will be at 1:00 pm.