Greensboro vs. Roanoke
April 20, 2005
The Game Story:
GREENSBORO, NC--The third-ranked Roanoke College men's lacrosse team
improved to 11-1 overall and ran its winning streak to seven games
with a 13-2 win at Greensboro College on Wednesday afternoon in
Greensboro, NC. The Maroons have won 11 of the 12 all-time meetings
with the Pride, which falls to 7-5 overall on the season. Roanoke's
seven-game winning streak is its longest since winning eight in a row
to close out the 1997 regular season.

Roanoke freshman Zack Thomas gave the Maroons a 1-0 lead about four
minutes into the game, but the Pride bounced back with a score of
their own five minutes later. Tied at one early in the second
quarter, the Maroons took control of the game. Senior Dan Reed scored
a 6-on-6 goal with 11:06 left in the first half. That goal was the
first of nine consecutive Roanoke goals, stretching until late in the
fourth.

The Maroons took a 3-1 lead into the half, but scored the only three
goals of the third quarter and the first four of the fourth to give
themselves a 10-1 lead. The Pride finally was again able to break
onto the scoreboard with 4:17 left in the game. The Maroons tallied
the final three of the game to take the 13-2 win.

Sophomore Jon Mason scored four goals and added an assist for the
Maroons, while Dan Reed scored three goals and Chris Keating two. In
goal, junior Matt Madalon made 15 saves and allowed two goals in
58:19 of work. Freshman Jeremiah Morrow played the final two minutes
of the game, making one save.

Over the past four games, the Roanoke defense has held its opponents
to a total of 10 goals, with six of those coming in a game at
Guilford College. The last time the Maroons have held their opponents
to 10 or fewer in a four-game span came during the program's first
year of existence as a varsity squad, 1972. That team held four
consecutive opponents to a total of just six goals.

The Maroons will close out the 2005 regular season with a home game
against the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan College on Saturday
afternoon in Salem, VA. The game in Salem begins at 1:00pm on
Roanoke's Alumni Field. Roanoke, which has already secured the
number-one seed in the upcoming Old Dominion Athletic Conference
tournament, will host a semifinal game on Tuesday, April 26th. A game
time and opponent for the game have yet to be determined.