Guilford vs. Roanoke
April 16, 2005
The Game Story:
Greensboro, NC -- Sophomore attackman Jon Mason (Orangeville,
Ontario/Orangeville) scored five goals and senior linemate Tug Schroeder
(Cincinnati, OH/Sewickley) added two scores and five assists in visiting
Roanoke's 14-6 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's lacrosse win
at Guilford Saturday afternoon. The Maroons (9-1, 4-0 ODAC) are ranked
fourth in this week's Geico/STX Division III Coaches' Poll.
Despite losing by eight goals, the Quakers (4-7, 1-4 ODAC) played
relatively well thanks to the goaltending of freshman Andrew Vigne
(Concord, MA/Middlesex), who made a game- and career-high 26 saves. Roanoke
had outscored Guilford in its previous five meetings, 116-19, including
last year's 30-5 rout. Saturday's outcome marked the closest game in the
series since a 14-7 Roanoke triumph in 1999.
Freshman midfielder Matt Del Olmo (Barrington, IL/Barrington) put the
Quakers on the board first before Mason tied the game 75 seconds later. The
Maroons opened a 3-1 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to Mason's
first two scores. Guilford junior midfielder Bryan Borchard (Franklin,
MA/Franklin) scored an extra-man goal to start the second quarter, which
made it a 3-2 game. Roanoke responded by winning the ensuing face-off and
setting up a man-down tally by junior midifelder Chris Keating (Chatham,
NJ/Chatham) 27 seconds after Borchard's tally. Keating's first of two goals
triggered a 5-0 Roanoke run that gave the guests an 8-2 lead early in the
third quarter. Roanoke outshot the Quakers, 32-13, in the first half, but
Vigne kept Guilford in the game with 13 saves.
Borchard closed out the third-quarter scoring with consecutive goals
to make it a 10-5 contest entering the final period. Mason quashed any
hopes of a Guilford comeback by scoring twice off of Schroeder feeds seven
seconds apart early in the fourth quarter.
Schroeder entered the game with five assists on the year and matched
it with his season-high five helpers. Three of his assists came on goals by
Mason, who raised his league-leading goals total to 43. Keating finished
with four points on two goals and two assists. Senior midfielder Dan Reed
(Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) and freshman attackman Zack Thomas (Bel Air,
MD/St. Paul's) each contributed two goals and one assist. Rookie midfielder
Billy Cameron (Salem, VA/Salem) won 16 of 20 face-offs and had nine ground
balls. Junior defender Ben Love (Berwyn Heights, MD/DeMatha) made a
game-high 11 pickups. Clasmate Matt Madalon (Darien, CT/Darien) went the
distance in goal and recorded 13 saves and six ground balls.
Borchard had a hand in five of the Quakers' six goals with four
scores and an assist. DelOlmo and senior midfielder Eddie Massello
(Roanoke, VA/Roanoke Catholic) each scored once. Massello was one of six
Guilford seniors playing the final home contest of his college career.
Vigne led Guilford with five ground balls.
The Quakers conclude their gauntlet of three straight top-11 league
foes Wednesday (4/20) at 10th-ranked Washington and Lee. Roanoke plays at
Randolph-Macon Sunday (4/17) in a 12 noon ODAC tussle.