|SALEM, VA--Hampden-Sydney's Chris Lucas scored an extra-man goal with 3:08
remaining in the game to give the Tigers a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over
host Roanoke College in men's lacrosse action in Salem, VA on Saturday. The
Tigers, who entered the game as the nation's fifth-ranked team in the USILA
Division III poll, improve to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference. The Maroons, the nation's ninth-ranked squad, fall to 5-3 on the
season and 1-1 in league play.
Lucas' goal, which came from just at the top of the crease, finished a pass
from senior Jason Rostan. The Maroons, who at one point led 8-5, were called
for an 30 second offside penalty with 3:20 to play, giving the Tigers the
man-up. The goal also capped a fourth quarter comeback which saw the Tigers
outscore Roanoke, 4-0. Rostan had tied the score just 1:44 earlier after he
collected the rebound of a Tim Morse (Santa Fe, NM/Tabor) save and scored his
third goal of the game.
Andy Bonasera (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) opened the game's scoring, giving
Roanoke a 1-0 lead just under four minutes to play. The Tigers responded with
four consecutive goals. Lucas, Rostan, and Matt Fassnacht all scored in the
first period to give HSC the 3-1 lead after one. Fassnacht's goal also came
off of a rebound. Rostan then tallied the first goal of the second period to
give the Tigers the three goal lead. The Maroons fought back to tie the game
at four at the break. Dan Reed (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) and Garrett
Yaralian (Fripp Island, SC/Mt. Lakes) each scored on bounce shots and Bonasera
finished a Jeff Pattison (Mercer Island, WA/Mercer Island) pass to knot the
The Maroons took control of the game in the third quarter, but later would let
it slip away. Joe Weeren (Winchester, MA/Winchester) gave Roanoke the lead at
5-4, Reed scored RC's lone extra-man goal, and Chris Keating (Chatham,
NJ/Chatham) had a goal to give the Maroons a 7-4 lead. After Wilson McIlwaine
brought HSC to within two with 4:24 left in the third, Roanoke's Kris Davis
(Parkton, MD/Hereford) pushed the lead back to three just 55 seconds later.
McIlwaine then started HSC's comeback with his second goal, that to start off
the fourth. He then fed Lucas for Hampden-Sydney's seventh goal.
Rostan and Lucas each finished with three goals for the Tigers, while
McIlwaine added two and an assist. Jeremy Bull made nine saves for the winning
team, two coming late in the fourth quarter, including one on RC's Davis from
point-blank range. Morse stopped 18 shots in the Maroon goal. Bonasera and
Reed each scored twice for the Maroons, while Keating had a score and two
assists. The Tigers also outshot Roanoke, 36-31, in the game. The Maroons had
just one shot in the first 13 minutes of the fourth quarter.