Randolph-macon vs. Wesley
February 28, 2010
The Game Story:
ASHLAND, VA - The Randolph-Macon Men's Lacrosse team opened up the 2010 season with a 15-13 victory over Wesley College on Sunday afternoon.

Tyler Midwinter who had four goals and two assists for six points on the afternoon led Randolph-Macon in scoring. Goalkeeper Jason Crawford turned away a 14 shots on the day, including key saves in the closing minutes. Patrick Eagan and Jake Leddy each had three goals for R-MC (1-0), while Billy Rowe and Kevin Patton each had a pair of strikes in the win.

Wesley (0-1) opened up the scoring three minutes into the game when Justin D'Alonzo scored the game's first goal. R-MC then tallied two goals from Midwinter and Connor Barnes to take a one-goal lead.

The Wolverines then scored four of the next five goals, taking a 5-3 lead when Jack Skeels scored with 11:27 to go in the first half.

After the teams exchanged goals to make the score 6-4, R-MC got two goal from Leddy and single e scores from Rowe and Eagan to head to the intermission with an 8-6 advantage.

Wesley opened the second stanza with a goal to cut the R-MC lead to 8-7 before the Jackets reeled off five of the final six goals of the quarter, taking a 13-8 lead when Midwinter struck at the 1:27 mark.

Back-to-back goals by Brad Smith to open the final quarter cut the R-MC lead to 13-10 before a Patton goal with just over 10 minutes to play made it 14-10.

Wesley was able to score two goals in the four minutes to pull within two at 15-13, but Crawford made several key stops down the stretch to preserve the victory.

Wesley out shot R-MC 45-38 and held a 37-28 edge in ground balls.

Randolph-Macon will return to action March 10th when it hosts Shenandoah at 3:30 p.m. in Ashland