Hampden-sydney vs. Roanoke
March 27, 2004
The Game Story:

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (March 27, 2004)—Hampden-Sydney senior midfielder Chris Schaaf (Midlothian, VA/Collegiate) scored four goals to lead the eighth-ranked Tigers to a 12-10 victory over ninth-ranked Roanoke to give the team its 14th straight regular season win over Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition, dating back to 2001. With the victory, the Tigers improve to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the ODAC as the Maroons fall to 5-3 and 1-1.

Schaaf scored a pair of goals in the first quarter, while Matt Fassnacht (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) added his first of three on the day as the Tigers built a 3-1 advantage over the Maroons. Mark Lanzer and Pat Hurley tied the game with back-to-back goals for Roanoke, but Schaaf’s third goal of the contest, on a man-down situation, and a strike by Thomas Jennings (Murfreesboro, TN/Webb School) midway through the second quarter gave the Tigers a 5-3 halftime lead.

Four different Hampden-Sydney players scored in the third quarter, including Matt Fassnacht and Jennings, along with Tom FitzGerald (Fairfax Station, VA/Lake Braddock) and Michael Via (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy) as the Tigers charged out to a 9-5 lead. Roanoke came back in the fourth quarter as Jon Mason scored twice, while Jeff Pattison, Chris Keating and Pat Hurley each found the back of the net in a nine minute span that cut the Tiger lead to 11-10.

Chris Schaaf’s final goal of the game was the back-breaker as he tallied a man-up 15-yard blast off a Vince Smith (Palmyra, VA/St. Anne’s-Belfield) assist with 2:59 to play to thwart the Roanoke comeback. The Tiger defense did the rest as Hampden-Sydney held on for the 12-10 victory, the 180th at Hampden-Sydney for head coach Ray Rostan.

Both goalkeepers were tremendous as Roanoke’s Matt Madalon tallied 17 saves on 43 Tiger shots, while Hampden-Sydney’s Jeremy Bull (Raleigh, NC/Ravenscroft) had seven of his own on 32 Maroons blasts. The Tigers recorded a season-high 56 ground balls, compared to 31 for Roanoke, while H-SC held a 13-12 advantage in face-offs.

Schaaf led all players with four goals, while Matt Fassnacht recorded three goals to go with two assists and Vince Smith led the Tigers with three assists. Thomas Jennings tallied three goals of his own, while Michael Via had a goal and assist. Ryan Fassnacht (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) led all players with 12 ground balls, while Johnny Pritzlaff (Castle Rock, CO/Kent Denver) picked up six.

Pat Hurley led the Maroons with three goals, while Mike Chase added three assists. Jon Mason recorded two goals, while Kris Davis had a goal and assist for Roanoke. Chris Keating led the Maroons with nine ground balls, while Ben Love and Cole Gelrod had four each.

Hampden-Sydney returns to action Wednesday, March 31, as the team hosts Virginia Wesleyan at 4 pm at Hundley Stadium and Fulton Field.