I hate writing headlines about the losing team losing, as opposed to the winners winning, and tried my best to avoid it here, but when it’s a dynastic team like Salisbury, the temptation can be great. I succumbed. Sorry.
Washington & Lee is now the second ODAC team to knock off the ‘Bury this year, as Lynchburg did it last week in Virginia. The Generals needed double overtime to take out the defending champs, and many people, including this author, were shocked to see a final score of 7-6. After a 1-0 SU first quarter, I guess I shouldn’t have been that surprised, even if Ryan Clarke’s swim move to goal was pretty spectacular (:35 second mark in video below).
Garrett Paglia is #5 in the above video. He had four goals in the game, and scored the only two Gs of the 2nd quarter for W&L, which gave the Generals a lead for a short period of time (15 seconds actually) before Clarke got the 2-2 equalizer with 7 seconds left in the half.
The third period was all W&L as they outscored SU 4-1, to take a solid 6-3 lead into the 4th, however the Gulls would not back down and cede the game. Not a surprise there. Clarke, Kluge, and Hammersley all scored for SU in the fourth. W&L had good chances to end in the first OT period, but in the end it was Luke Heinsohn who scored in the 2nd OT to give the Generals the big early season win.