Hampden-sydney vs. Roanoke
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY (April 12, 2008) � Hampden-Sydney senior defenseman Colin Dunn (Chevy Chase, MD/Trinity Pawling) scored a brilliant behind-the-head, breakaway goal with 2:57 remaining in overtime to propel the Tigers to a thrilling 13-12, extra-time victory over visiting Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon at Lewis C. Everett stadium. Dunn's heroics were the culmination of several brilliant efforts for Hampden-Sydney late in the contest, including junior Doug Carpenter's (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's) equalizer with 0.7 seconds remaining in regulation, that helped the Tigers overcome a 12-10 deficit with 4:48 to play and claim the critical ODAC win. With their fourth win in five games, Hampden-Sydney improves to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in the ODAC. Roanoke falls to 7-5 overall and 1-3 in conference.

The seesaw battle saw its share of momentum swings throughout the contest. The Tigers sprinted out to a quick 2-0 lead, only to see the Maroons run off four unanswered strikes to take a 4-2 lead with 8:05 remaining in the first half. After the Tigers' Andrew O'Shea (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) and Roanoke's Ashton Hotchkiss traded goals to bring the score to 5-3 in favor of the Maroons, Hampden-Sydney scored three consecutive goals, courtesy of Thomas Hovis (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's), Mark Miller (Esmont, VA/Monticello) and Dunn to close the first half with a 6-5 advantage.

The Tigers continued to apply pressure, extending their lead to 8-5 with 10:15 to play in the third period on goals by Joe Daugherty (Charlottesville, VA/St. Anne's-Belfield) and Dunn, but the Maroons clawed back yet again, this time notching three straight goals to tie the game at eight under two minutes later. Each squad found the net once more in the frame to send the game into the final period knotted at 9-9.

In the fourth period, the Tigers' Kenny Mathison (East Northport, NY/Northport) found paydirt with 12:51 to play to hand Hampden-Sydney a 10-9 lead. The Maroons again responded, going on a 3-0 run over the next eight minutes, taking a 12-10 advantage on Adam Ariosa's goal with 4:48 to play.

But Miller capitalized on a man-up opportunity just moments later to cut the Maroons' lead to 12-11, setting up the breathtaking finish.

After causing a turnover during Roanoke's power play with under 30 ticks on the clock, junior Andrew Mahoney (Littleton, CO/Littleton) found an open Carpenter ten yards removed from the crease. Carpenter gathered himself and fired a rocket just past the shoulder of Roanoke goalie Jake Dorsey with 0.7 showing on the scoreboard to send the game into overtime.

After giving up the face-off Tigers' net minder Phil Hage (Norfolk, VA/Norfolk Academy) made a huge save to spearhead the Hampden-Sydney fast break, where Mahoney found a streaking Dunn, who wrapped a shot around his left shoulder to beat Dorsey and clinch the victory.

Dunn turned in a monster performance for the Tigers, tallying three goals, one assist, and six ground balls, while Carpenter continued his stellar play with five more points, courtesy of two goals and three assists. Mahoney recorded three helpers and Hage picked up a game-high 11 ground balls to go along with 13 saves.

Roanoke held slight advantages in both shots (41-35) and ground balls (48-45), while dominating the face-off statistic, winning 21-of-28 chances. The Tigers benefited from great execution on power plays, succeeding on 3-of-4 man-up opportunities.

Hampden-Sydney will take a week of rest before returning to action on Saturday, April 19, when it travels to Lexington, VA to square off with Washington and Lee. Face-off is set for 1 pm.