Randolph-macon vs. Virginia Wesleyan
March 17, 2012
The Game Story:
Stingy Defense Paces R-MC Men's Lax to an 8-4 ODAC Win Over Virginia Wesleyan
Final 1 2 3 4 Final
Va. Wesleyan (4-3 / 0-1 ODAC) 0 0 0 4 4
Randolph-Macon (6-2 / 1-0 ODAC) 2 0 4 2 8
Va. Wesleyan Randolph-Macon
G: 4 Players (#2, #18, #24, #40 - 1) G: 3 Players (#5, #14, #22 - 2)
A: Adam Nycz - 1 A: Josh Merwin - 2
Sv: Corey Bauer - 14 Sv: Jason Crawford - 14
GB: Corey Bauer - 4 GB: Josh Merwin - 8
Team Statistics Va. Wesleyan Randolph-Macon
Shots 36 31
Ground Balls 21 37
Saves 14 14
Clears 16-21 16-16
Turnovers 16 12
Face Offs Won 3 8
Man Up 0-7 1-3
full stats

ASHLAND, VA – Goalkeeper Jason Crawford made 14 saves to spearhead a Randolph-Macon defense the held Virginia Wesleyan scoreless for close to 51 minutes as the Yellow Jackets topped the Marlins, 8-4, in ODAC Men's Lacrosse action.

R-MC has now won five of its last six games to improve to 6-2 on the year and 1-0 in the ODAC, while VWC drops to 4-3 and 0-1 in league play.

Randolph-Macon got off to a quick start scoring just 10 seconds into game when Josh Merwin took the face-off, raced down field and dished off to Kyle Snodderly scored to make it 1-0.

The Yellow Jackets defense kept the Marlins scoreless in the first quarter, including a span of two minutes that saw R-MC playing three men down due to penalties.

Tim Rowe would tally a strike with 10 seconds left to go in the first period, to make it 2-0 Jackets after the first 15 minutes.

Neither team scored in the second quarter as the Yellow Jacket defense again killed a major penalty when R-MC was called for a three-minute non- releaseable infraction.

Patrick Egan pushed the Jackets lead to 3-0 when he scored a man-up goal just 29 seconds into the second-half, before Jake Leddy struck just 14 seconds later to make it 4-0 Randolph-Macon.

The game would stay that way until just one second left on the clock in the third quarter. After Rowe forced a turnover on the VWC offensive end, R-MC advanced the ball up field where Tyler Midwinter took a feed from Brett Austin and was able to score just before time ran out.

Egan started the fourth quarter scoring with a goal 57 seconds into the final stanza to make it 7-0, while Rowe would add a tally with 11:34 left in the game to make it 8-0.

Adam Nycz scored with 9:02 remaining in the contest to spark what proved to be a four goal run for the Marlins to close out the game. Nycz finished with a goal and an assist, while Cory Bauer made 14 stops in net for VWC.

Randolph-Macon will be back in action Wednesday when it travels to Ferrum for a 4:00 p.m. game.

-Yellow Jackets-