Mount Vernon lax gets first win of season against West Potomac (again)

Mount Vernon boys lacrosse team beat rival West Potomac 14-13 in double overtime Tuesday. (Benjamin Machado photo)

The Mount Vernon boys lacrosse team has struggled for wins in the past two seasons, but they do have one team’s number: Richmond Highway rival West Potomac.

The Majors beat the Wolverines 14-13 in double overtime Tuesday night, giving Mount Vernon its first victory of 2017. The win comes almost exactly a year after Mount Vernon got its first win of the season in 2016 — a 12-11 victory at West Potomac.

Senior KeShawn Downing scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime. 

The Majors trailed by three for much of the game, and scored three in a row to tie the game at 13 and send in to OT.

Mount Vernon’s record on the season improves to 1-5, while West Potomac falls to 1-4.