Shoremen Score 23 Goals In A Game For The First Time In 20 Years In 23-6 Win Over Cyclones

Shoremen Score 23 Goals In A Game For The First Time In 20 Years In 23-6 Win Over Cyclones

Sloan Tallies Game-Bests and Career-Highs of Five Assists and Seven Points

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – The Washington College men's lacrosse scored 23 goals in a contest for the first time in a game in 20 years in a 23-6 victory over Centenary at J.E. Reeves Jr. Turf Field on Saturday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action.  The Shoremen also scored their most goals in any game under head coach Jeff Shirk as freshman attackman Cooper Sloan (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) recorded career-bests and game-highs of five assists and seven points to go along with a pair of goals, all of which came in the first half.

Washington College 23 Centenary (N.J.) 6

How It Happened
- Washington struck 97 seconds into the game as Pat McManus scored the game's first goal off of a feed from Tyler Powers.  Powers would make it 2-0 with 9:37 remaining in the first quarter with Cole Handy tallying the assist.
- Kevin Trapp scored a pair of goals in a 29-second span to push the lead to 4-0.  His first goal came with 8:32 left on a pass from Sloan and registered a man-up goal with 8:03 to go in the quarter with Charles Walker netting the helper. 
- Trey Ritter extended the lead to five as he finished off a feed from Tanner Barbieri to cap a four-goal run in a span of 2:31 with 7:06 left in the opening quarter.
- Powers made it 6-0 with 2:23 left in the first as he cashed in on a man-up goal from the right side of the crease to complete a transition opportunity with Sloan getting the assist.  The man-up score capped the first quarter scoring.
- Zachary Gorrasi opened the second quarter scoring on an unassisted score with 9:33 remaining to give the guests a 7-0 lead.  Just 54 ticks later, Peter Jacobs gave the Shoremen an eight-goal bulge.
- Jacobs scored his second consecutive goal with 6:37 remaining in the second with Ritter recording the assist to make it 9-0 visitors.
- Michael Balsamo got the Cyclones onto the board with 5:33 left in the second on a feed from Robert Amanto.
- Jacobs scored the team's third straight goal to give Washington a 10-1 lead with 3:53 to go.
- The Jacobs goal ignited a seven-goal run in the final 3:53 of the second to give Washington a 16-1 lead at halftime.  Liam McFaden and Jake Whittingslow each scored their first career goals during the run. 
- Sloan had factored into seven of the 16 first half goals on two goals and five assists. 
- The Shoremen outscored the Cyclones by a 4-3 margin in the third quarter to lead 20-4 after three quarters.  Matt Azarela scored his first two career goals and Sam Cloud tallied his first career score in the quarter.
- Washington outscored Centenary in the fourth quarter, 3-2, to provide the final margin.  Jake Gonzalez scored his first career goal, which was the team's final goal.

For The Shoremen (9-4)
- Scoring: Sloan (game-high and career-bests of five assists and seven points; two goals), Jacobs (career-high and game-best four goals and ties personal-high with five points), Powers (four points and three goals), Azarela (three goals), Ritter (two goals and one assist), Whittingslow (one goal and two assists), Trapp (two goals), Barbieri and Cody Pascale (two assists) and McManus (one goal and one assist)
- In Goal: Ben Flood (30:00, one goal allowed, three saves), Shane Silk (20:00, four goals allowed, zero saves), Parker Hornstein (4:00, zero goals allowed, two saves), Ian Walsh (3:00, zero goals allowed, zero saves), Adam Roth (3:00, one goal allowed, zero saves)
- Washington was 12-for-17 in clears in the contest and was 2-for-5 on the man-up.
- The Shoremen won 21 of the 32 face-offs in the game with Skyler Clark winning 8-of-9 at the X.  Josh Huerbin went 7-for-11 and set a personal best with seven face-off wins, while Carson Metzker was 6-for-12 on face-offs.
- Cloud scooped up four ground balls to lead all players
- Shoremen outshot the Cyclones by a 46-22 margin, held a 34-25 edge in ground balls and caused 11 Centenary Turnovers. 
- Washington had 14 turnovers.

For Centenary (N.J.) (5-5)
- Scoring: Nolan Gottshall (three goals)
- In Goal: Chris Cameron (30:00, 16 goals allowed, six saves), Noah Jones (30:00, seven goals allowed, six saves)  
- The Cyclones were 14-for-18 in clears, 1-for-6 in man-up situations and turned it over 22 times.
- Centenary won 11 of the 32 face-offs in the game, with Chris Howell going 11-for-31.

Notes
- It was the first all-time meeting between Washington College and Centenary in men's lacrosse.
- The 23 goals today were the most in the Shirk Era which began in 2011.  The previous high was 21 at McDaniel on March 22, 2014, when the Shoremen won 21-8.
- It was the first time Washington scored 23 goals in a game since a 23-6 victory over Haverford on April 9, 1997.
- Today's game was originally scheduled for March 18 and was rescheduled twice due to a blizzard that struck the Northeast in mid-March.  The game was rescheduled the first time to March 19 and a second time to today.

Up Next
4/22 v. #17 Franklin & Marshall – 12:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Regular season home finale for the Shoremen.