February 23, 2002  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Washington and Lee 10, Bates 2
at Lexington, Va.


LEXINGTON, Va. — The Bates College men's lacrosse team faced stiff competition in the Bobcats' season opener, falling 10-2 to No. 5 ranked Washington and Lee University on Wilson Field.

The Generals (1-0) opened the scoring with 5:10 remaining in the opening period as senior attackman Andrew Barnett (Darien, Conn.) found the net off an assist from senior midfielder John Moore (Bel Air, Md.) for an extra man goal. W&L pushed its lead to 2-0 just 4:09 later as Moore scored off an assist from first-year attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y.). The Generals would go on to score the next three goals o take a 5-0 halftime lead. Following the break, W&L again went on a three-goal spurt to assume an 8-0 lead as sophomore attackman Matt Fink (Wilmington, Del.) notched one goal and one assist during the stretch.

Bates (0-1) responded with its first goal at the 4:21 mark of the third period in a man-up situation as senior attackman Dave Frederick (West Hartford, Conn.) scored an unassisted tally. The Generals then retaliated with an unassisted goal by sophomore midfielder Dustin Martin (Manlius, N.Y.) at the 2:28 mark of the third period, and a goal by Moore off an assist from Fink with 11:19 remaining in the fourth quarter. Bates rounded out the scoring with 8:02 remaining as senior attackman Jack Sandler (Hicksville, N.Y.) scored unassisted.

Barnett led the Generals with three goals, while Martin posted two goals and one assist. Fink totaled one goal and two assists. Sophomore Ansel Sanders (Weems, Vat) recorded nine saves in his first career start in goal. Junior goalie Mark Dobbyn (Warren, R.I.) stopped 16 shots for the Bobcats. For the game, W&L outshot Bates, 56-18, and held a 54-31 edge in ground balls.

Team                        1 2 3 4 OT Final
Washington and Lee (1-0)    2 3 4 1 -- 10
Bates (0-1)                 0 0 1 1 -- 2

GOALS: W&L,  Andrew Barnett 3, John Moore 2, Dustin Martin 2,
Matt Fink 1, Mark McLewee 1, Jimmy Zunka 1. B, Dave Frederick 1, 
Jack Sandler 1.

ASSISTS: W&L, Matt Fink 2, Dustin Martin 1, Gavin Molinelli 1, 
John Moore 1. B, none.

Ansel Sanders (W&L), 60 Min., 2 GA, 9 Svs.
Mark Dobbyn (BC), 60 Min., 10 GA, 16 Svs.

Team Stats:
Shots: W&L 56-18.
Faceoffs: W&L 9-7.
Ground Balls: W&L 54-31.
Penalties: W&L 3 for 2:30, B 5 for 5:00
Extra Man Offense: W&L 3-of-5, B 1-of-3
Clears: W&L 17-of-22, B 14-of-21 
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