Shoremen's Strong Second Half Fuels 14-5 Win Over Coast Guard

Flood Makes 13 Saves in Three Quarters

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Host Washington College out-scored visiting Coast Guard, 8-1, in the second half - including a six-goal third quarter - en route to a 14-5 non-conference men's lacrosse win this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. Junior goalie Ben Flood (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) made 13 saves in three quarters of action for the Shoremen, who remained unbeaten at 5-0 with the victory.

Washington College 14, Coast Guard 5 

How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored the first three goals of the game as Charles Walker found the back of the net with 3:51 left in the first quarter for the 3-0 lead. Coast Guard scored twice before the end of the period to trim the margin to 3-2 thanks to a Jack Pope extra-man goal off a feed from Riley McNulty at 2:18.
- After the two teams traded goals to open the second quarter, the Shoremen scored two quick back-to-back goals for a 6-3 advantage. Tanner Barbieri scored off an assist from Cole Handy with 4:29 left before halftime. Off the ensuing face-off, Skyler Clark scooped the ball back to Austin Hepburn III, who fed Tyler Powers for a goal just 10 seconds later. Anthony Wyler got the Bears back to within one goal at 6-4 when he scored off a Benner Geurtsen assist with 15 seconds left.
- Powers scored off a Barbieri assist just 30 seconds into the third quarter to set the tone for the second half. The Shoremen scored three more times to extend the lead to 10-4 off a Nick Boyles goal from a Powers feed with 6:59 on the clock before Pope scored from Geurtsen to temporarily stop the Shoremen's run. Goals by Hepburn and Boyles to end the third quarter were followed up by goals from Cooper Sloan and Peter Jacobs in the fourth to provide the final margin.

For the Shoremen (5-0)
- Scoring: Barbieri (3 goals, 2 assists); Powers (2 goals, 1 assist); Boyles (2 goals, 1 assist); Sloan (1 goal, 3 assists); Brady O'Neill (2 goals); Handy (1 goal, 1 assist); Hepburn (1 goal, 1 assist)
- In Goal: Flood (13 saves, 5 goals allowed, 45:00); Shane Silk (3 saves, 0 goals allowed, 15:00)
- The Shoremen held a 45-36 advantage in shots and turned the ball over just seven times to Coast Guard's 18.

For Coast Guard (2-2)
- Scoring: Pope (2 goals); Wyler (2 goals); Matt Huemme (1 goal, 1 assist); Geurtsen (2 assists)
- In Goal: Trey Johnson (10 saves, 12 goals allowed, 45:00); Charles McCallister (6 saves, 2 goals allowed, 15:00)
- Colin Chasin went 11-for-16 on face-offs for the Bears. 

Notes
- Flood was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest.

Up Next for the Shoremen
3/11 v. #1 Salisbury - 1:00 p.m. ("War on the Shore" - Charles B. Clark Cup)
- This will be just the third time in 51 all-time meetings that the Shoremen and Sea Gulls (5-0) will both have unbeaten records when facing each other.