Hampden-sydney vs. Randolph-macon
April 5, 2003
The Game Story:

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (April 5, 2003)—Hampden-Sydney’s third-ranked lacrosse team out-gunned Randolph-Macon, 16-7, Saturday in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action at H-SC’s Hundley Stadium. The win is H-SC’s 11th in a row in ODAC regular season play as the Tigers improve to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the ODAC, while R-MC falls to 3-7 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

The Tigers led, 3-1, after the opening stanza, but Randolph-Macon battled back, eventually cutting the Tiger lead to one goal (4-3) with 7:34 to play in the second quarter on Brad Koehler’s second goal of the game. That would be as close as the Jackets could get however, as the Tiger went on a 7-0 run to take a commanding 11-3 advantage with 10:24 to play in the third quarter.

Matt Fassnacht (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) and Jason Rostan (Farmville, VA/Prince Edward) each connected for two goals during the run, while Will Dammeyer (Annapolis, VA/Severn School), Chris Lucas (Fairfax Station, VA/Paul VI) and Chris Schaaf (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) each scored once.

With 8:34 to play in the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets finally cashed in to break the run on Keith Rzucidlo’s goal, but by then it was too late. The Tigers allowed just the one R-MC goal in the third, while Chris Lucas, Phil Dick (Salem, VA/Salem), Matt Furbish (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park), Wilson MacIlwaine (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne’s-Belfield) and Tom DiVincenzo (Vienna, VA/South Lakes) each picked up goals for the Tigers over the final 25 minutes of play.

Lucas and Fassnacht each finished with three goals, while Lucas had two assists and Fassnacht one. MacIlwaine finished with a goal and three assists, while Sean McChesney (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne’s-Belfield) had a goal and two assists for Hampden-Sydney. Jeremy Bull (Raleigh, NC/Ravenscroft) finished with ten saves in the net for H-SC, while face-off specialist Ryan Fassnacht (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) won 11-of-13 face-offs and picked up ten ground balls.

Koehler finished with three goals for Randolph-Macon, while Hunter Price had two. Keith Rzucidlo finished with a goal and two assists. Macon keeper FJ Federico finished with eight saves in 45 minutes of work.

Overall, Hampden-Sydney out-shot the Yellow Jackets, 31-22, and won the ground ball advantage, 60-40, while also winning 19-of-27 face-offs.

The Tigers return to action next Saturday, April 12, as the team hosts ODAC-foe and 11th-ranked Washington and Lee at 1 pm at Hundley Stadium.