Hampden-sydney vs. Randolph-macon
April 1, 2009
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (April 1, 2009)—Freshman Micah Keller (Richmond, VA/Christchurch) had a breakout day with five goals and two assists to help his Tigers gain their second straight win. In a back and forth battle, it was Hampden-Sydney that prevailed 12-9.

Randolph-Macon was the first to strike scoring just 30 seconds into the game, but Hampden-Sydney came right back as Andrew Mahoney (Littleton, CO/Littleton) notched his first goal of the day just six seconds later to tie the game. In the seesaw first quarter, both teams traded goals and ended the stanza at a 3-3 tie.

Randolph-Macon started the second quarter just as the first, with Patrick Egan making the score 4-3. For the next 14 minutes, it was all Hampden-Sydney. Keller tallied two back to back goals with Kenny Mathison (East Northport, NY/Northport) and Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA/Cape Henry) tacking on two more to give Hampden-Sydney a 7-4 advantage at intermission.

Randolph-Macon came out in the second half fired up, reeling off four straight goals and giving the Yellow Jackets their second lead of the day at 8-7.

That's when the rookie had enough.

Keller continued to take over the game scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals. Once the fourth quarter started, he tacked on one more to put the Tigers up 10-8. Mahoney also caught fire in the stretch scoring two more of his own.

Randolph-Macon tried to answer, but came up short scoring just one more goal from freshman Tyler Midwinter.

Thomas Hovis (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's), Bill Tunney (Hampstead, MD/North Carroll), and Mavromatis all led the Tigers in groundballs with five. Tunney also had a standout face-off day winning 13 of his 15 face-offs. Mark Bagby (Boston, MA/Marshfield) had a solid day between the pipes with 10 huge saves on day.

Hampden-Sydney won the groundball battle 39-23 and out shot Randolph-Macon 38-36. The Tigers also dominated in face-offs winning 17 to the Jackets' 7.

With the win, Hampden-Sydney improves to 4-5 on the year and 2-0 in the ODAC.

The Tigers will return to action on Saturday, April 4 as they travel to Salem, VA to take on Roanoke College at 2:00pm.