NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (Titan Athletics) – The Westminster College men’s lacrosse team won, 9-6, against Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson College at home Wednesday evening.
Westminster (5-5, 2-1 PAC) started the scoring with the first career goal from sophomore Jack Granahan (Aldie, VA / John Champe) (10:40). The Titans held Washington & Jefferson (5-7, 0-3 PAC) scoreless until the 5:38 mark when it tied the game, 1-1. The Presidents and Titans traded goals to bring the score to 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Titans went on a 3-0 run with two goals by sophomore Shane Fisher (Palm Harbor, FL / East Lake) and one by junior Adrian Culp (Gaithersburg, MD / Quince Orchard). The Presidents scored their first goal of the quarter with 50 seconds left to make the score 5-3 in favor of the Titans at halftime.
In the second half, W&J started off with two unanswered goals to tie the game at 5-5. At the 6:39 mark the tie was broken by Titan junior Chris Slater (Plum, PA / Central Catholic). The Titans added three more goals to take a 9-5 lead with 5:07 remaining in the contest.
Fisher scored a game-high three goals for his fourth hat trick of the season. Freshman Joe Rosa (Newton, NJ / Kittatinny Regional) scored a pair of goals. Also adding goals for Westminster were Granahan, Culp, Slater and senior Ryan Shorts (Westlake Village, CA / Oak Park). Slater and Shorts both recorded an assist as well. Sophomore Nick Trella (Moon Twp, PA / Moon Area) finished with a team-high two assists, his first career multi-assist game. Junior Tyler Nordby (Burnt Hills, NY / Burnt Hills) also recorded an assist.
Freshman Alexander Hays (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny) led the game with seven ground balls and won 14 out of 18 of his faceoffs. Senior goalkeeper Carter Hall (Zeeland, MI / Zeeland West) recorded 11 saves in the complete game victory.
The Titans will be in action next on the road against PAC foe Chatham University on Saturday, April 13 starting at 12 p.m.