FERRUM – Washington and Lee University, ranked No. 18 nationally, netted 14 goals in each half Saturday en route to a 28-0 rout of Ferrum College in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s lacrosse match at W.B. Adams Stadium.
The Generals (6-0 in the ODAC, 9-4 overall) tallied five goals in the first quarter, nine in the second stanza, 10 in the third period and four in the final frame.
The Panthers honored six seniors in a pre-match ceremony: Jacob Boswell, Ronald Carney, Cameron Hines, Rob Kaminski, Koby McMahon and Travis Murray.
Ferrum (0-7 in the ODAC, 1-13 overall) has lost seven straight matches; the Panthers opened the season with six consecutive setbacks to extend a losing streak that began the previous year to 12 matches.
A.J. Witherell tallied four goals and passed out an assist to pace Washington and Lee, while Garrett Mize netted three goals and distributed an assist and Hudson Hamill scored two goals and passed out two assists.
In all 17 players scored for the Generals.
Washington and Lee shut out an opponent for the first time since 2002 when the Generals blanked Guilford (North Carolina) 19-0.
Washington and Lee has won 17 consecutive ODAC regular-season matches and is 34-2 in its last 36 league regular-season matches.
The Generals outshot the Panthers, 65-7, and held edges in ground balls (42-12), clears (22 of 23 versus Ferrum’s 20 of 28 clip), and Washington and Lee won 29 of the match’s 32 faceoffs.
The Panthers committed 24 turnovers to 19 for the Generals.
Neither team scored in four man-up situations – Washington and Lee was 0 of 2 and Ferrum was 0 of 2.
Generals goalkeeper Jack Taylor (11-3) collected three saves in 30 minutes of action.
Three other netminders saw action for Washington and Lee.
For Ferrum, McMahon (0-6) played all 60 minutes and recorded 14 saves.
Ferrum returns to action today against ODAC foe Randolph College.
Match time is 7 p.m. at Adams Stadium.
The contest is the final home one this season for the Panthers, who have not won a match at Adams Stadium during the 2019 campaign