Roanoke vs. Dickinson
March 13, 2010
The Game Story:
SALEM, Va. --- Dickinson upset #3 Roanoke, 7-6, at Kerr Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Maroons to 5-1 overall, 1-0 in the ODAC. The Red Devils improved to 6-0 on the season.

In the Maroons’ first regular season loss since the 2008 season, they were held to under seven goals in a game since 2007. It is the third one-goal decision in four meetings, as the Maroons hold a 4-2 series advantage.

In a low-scoring affair, the game went into halftime with Roanoke up, 2-1. Trey Keeley (Lancaster, PA, Conestaga Valley High School)got the Maroons on the board first with 9:37 left in the opening period. Dickinson answered with a goal just over a minute later to tie the game. Nike/Inside Lacrosse Division III Player of the Week, Matt Quinton (Elora, Ontario, Canada, Kitchener Braves), scored just before the first quarter came to an end to take a 2-1 lead.

Roanoke came out in the second half and scored three-straight goals to take a 5-1 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. After a Dickinson hard hit to Steve Furdock (Birmingham, MI, Birmingham Seaholm)caused a Red Dragons penalty, the senior attack got revenge with a man-up goal from Keeley to give them a 3-1 advantage with 8:25 in the third period. Back-to-back goals from both Ashton Hotchkiss (Darien, CT, Darien)and Quinton within a minute increased the Maroons lead to four, 5-1 heading into the final period.

Dickinson roared back in the fourth quarter, scoring a season-best six fourth-quarter goals to rally from a four-goal deficit to remain undefeated.

Quinton finished with two goals, giving him 20 on the season. He moved into 20th on the career scoring list (142pts) and is currently 12th on the career goals list (112). Keeley and Jeff Keating (Chatham, NJ, Chatham)each tallied a goal and an assist. Jake Dorsey (Woodbine, MD, Mt. St. Joseph)made 13 saves to move into sixth on the all-time saves list (534) and remained tied with Bill Pilat ’85 for most wins by a goalie at Roanoke (40). He also picked up four groundballs. Alex Burkhead (Winston-Salem, NC, Forsyth Country Day)and Pat March (Glen Burnie, MD, Mt. St. Joseph)collected four groundballs.

The Maroons outshot the Red Devils 39-30, including a sizable 14-5 advantage in the third with six shots coming off the post in the game. Roanoke recorded more groundballs (36-28), but were plagued by only one goal in eight extra-man opportunities. The most recognizable failed opportunity came in the final minute of play when they had a chance to send the game into overtime. Dickinson won more face-offs (10) than the Maroons (5), and is the first team to record more than Roanoke since Washington & Lee last season.

Dickinson was led by Matt Cherry who posted a goal and two assists. Pat Curley added in two goals, both coming in the fourth quarter. The Red Devils’ leading scorer, Chris Dodson, tallied one goal, including six shots. Tyler Magann got the win for Dickinson in net, making 11 saves. Of the 11 stops, 10 of came in the first half. Chip Murray won 10-of-15 face-offs, while Brandon Palladino collected a game-high five groundballs for Dickinson.