Randolph-macon vs. Roanoke
April 17, 2005
The Game Story:
ASHLAND, VA-- The Roanoke College men's lacrosse team defeated
Randolph-Macon College 8-1 on Sunday afternoon in Ashland, VA to not
only improve to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference, but to also secure the number-one seed in the conference
postseason tournament. The Maroons also reach 10 wins in the quickest
amount of time in school history. The Maroons also improve to 34-1
all-time against the Yellow Jackets, who fall to 7-7 overall and 2-3
in the ODAC.



The low scoring affair saw the Maroons outshoot the Yellow Jackets
48-28 on the afternoon. But for the second consecutive day, the
Maroons also had to overcome a hot goalie. Randolph-Macon's Brian
Vierheller made 19 saves on the afternoon, including six in the first
quarter and eight in the fourth. The Maroons also stymied
Randolph-Macon's man-up unit nine times, including three times when
they were two men down.



The Maroons opened up the scoring on a Chris Keating goal with 10:40
to go in the first quarter. Dan Reed, Matt Duke, and Zack Thomas all
scored for the Maroons in the first period of play. Thomas also had
an assist in the quarter for the Maroons, who led 4-0 after one.



Randolph-Macon's Tyler Watkins scored on an assist from PC Johnsen
with 14:37 left in the second quarter. The goal came just seconds
after one of Roanoke's 12 penalties expired. That was the last time
the Yellow Jackets would score. Reed and Brendan Moore scored for the
Maroons before the half was up, giving RC the 6-1 halftime lead.



The only scoring in the second half came in the third quarter, when
Thomas and Moore scored in the first six minutes.



Roanoke's Matt Madalon allowed just one goal in the contest while
making 12 saves. For the second time this season, the Roanoke defense
allowed just one goal. Ben Love led the Maroons with 11 groundballs
for the second consecutive game. Keating finished the game with a
goal and three assists, while Thomas had two goals and two assists.
Moore also had the two scores, while Billy Cameron won seven of his
11 face-off attempts.



The Maroons are back in action on Wednesday in a road game against
the Pride of Greensboro College. The Maroons will then close out
their 2005 regular season schedule with a home game against the
Virginia Wesleyan Marlins. That game in Salem begins at 1:00pm.