Major props to the men’s lacrosse team, which took down Tufts 14-10 today at Middlebury to win its first NESCAC title. This is the fourth NESCAC championship in Wes history (in all sports), alongside 2005 men’s soccer, 1987 golf, and 1984 women’s cross country.
Wes thrashed Williams 11-5 last Sunday to move on to the semifinals for the seventh straight year. Against Middlebury, the Cards rallied from an 8-3 halftime deficit when Adam Kirk ’09 scored with 15.6 seconds remaining. Wes won the overtime faceoff, and Dan Latzman ’09 fired home the winner 36 seconds in for the 15-14 final. Wesleyan is the only team to beat Middlebury–which came into the tournament ranked second in the country–this year, having also won 8-7 on March 14.
Against Tufts, Jon Killeen ’10 scored seven seconds in, and Wes never looked back, jumping out to a 4-0 lead and never leading by fewer than three. Russ Follansbee ’09 and Lonny Blumenthal ’10 both had hat tricks (with Russ also scoring five against Middlebury), and Mike Borrero ’09 made 12 saves.
The Cards are in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in the last five years and should get at least one home game; schedules and seeding will be announced tonight. Whoo.