Greensboro vs. Roanoke
April 15, 2003
The Game Story:
SALEM, VA--Junior Kris Davis (Parkton, MD/Hereford) set the Roanoke College men's lacrosse single-season scoring record in the team's 23-6 win over Greensboro College on Tuesday afternoon in Greensboro, NC. With five goals and four assists in the win, Davis brought his season point total to 83, which breaks the old mark of 81 which was set by Paul Goldsmith '83 during the 1982 season. The Maroons, who are ranked 10th in the country at the Division III level, improve to 11-3 on the season and are now within one victory of tying a single-season program standard. The Pride falls to 6-6 on the season. Roanoke improves to 9-1 all-time versus Greensboro.

The Maroons scored the first six goals of the game, all six coming in the first period. Colin Burke (Rancho Sante Fe, CA/Torrey Pines) go the Maroons on the board with an unassisted goal with 11:07 to play. He would add a second goal later in the period. Davis had three of his five goals and one of his four assists in the period.

Greensboro scored the first goal of the second period, a goal by Brandon Harker, but the Maroons would score the final six to make the score 12-1 at the break. Garrett Yaralian (Fripp Island, SC/Mt. Lakes (NJ)) and Joe Weeren (Winchester, MA/Winchester) each had goals in the second period. After pushing their lead out to 14-1 early in the third period, the Maroons saw the Pride eventually chip to within 16-5. The Maroons would then score the final three goals of the third and the final four of the fourth to take the 23-6 win.

In addition to his 83 points this season, Davis also closed to within two assists of tying the college's single-season assist mark of 48. He has 46 this season. Weeren finished the game with five goals and Yaralian added four. Dan Reed (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) scored three times and added an assist as well. Freshman Mark Lanzer (Gambrills, MD/Arundel) scored his first goal of the season, while freshman longpole Ben Love (Berwyn Heights, MD/DeMatha) scored his second of the year. Roanoke, which was playing without the services of senior Andy Bonasera (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) who stayed in Salem to fulfill an academic commitment in a business class, also got 16 saves from goalie Tim Morse (Santa Fe, NM/Tabor). Six different Pride players scored a goal. Matt Perry added two assists to his score.

A rough game saw 22 extra-man opportunities. The Maroons converted four of their 10 man-up chances, while the Pride scored once in 12 tries. The Maroons also held a 57-33 lead in shots and won the face-off war by two. Freshman Jason Romell (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) won nine face-offs for the Maroons.

Roanoke gets back to action on Saturday as they travel to ODAC rival and 13th ranked Lynchburg College for a 4:00pm contest. The game will have major implications on the seedings for the ODAC tournament which begins on Tuesday, April 22nd.