Roanoke vs. Kenyon
March 16, 2010
The Game Story:

SALEM, Va. --- Roanoke bounced back from Saturday’s one-goal defeat to #10 Dickinson with a 24-9 win over Kenyon at Kerr Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The Maroons, ranked #8 in the USILA Poll, improved to 6-1 on the season. The Lords dropped to 2-3.

After the Maroons ended their 21-game regular season win-streak, which was an ODAC record on Saturday, they rebounded to score 20-plus goals for the fifth time this season. Roanoke is now 3-1 against the Lords.

Roanoke dominated on paper, with a 60-21 shots advantage, 54-38 edge in groundballs and took 21-of-36 face-offs. The Maroons were 29-of-32 in clear attempts and 2-for-4 in man-up opportunities.

Jeff Keating
The game was tight through the first 20 minutes of play as Kenyon capped a 4-1 scoring run to make it 8-6 Roanoke with 10 minutes remaining in the first half.

Then the floodgates opened as Roanoke rattled off 12 unanswered goals over the ensuing 30 minutes of action. Pat March (Glen Burnie, MD, Mt. St. Joseph)scored his season-best fifth goal of the game to end the run and make it, 20-6 with 12:09 remaining in the contest.

Richard Lachlan (Port Coquitlam, B.C., Terry Fox Secondary)reeled off a career-best seven goals followed by March’s season-high five goals and two assists. Jeff Keating (Chatham, NJ, Chatham)led the Maroons with three assists, as Brian Foley (Charlotte, NC, Myers Park)netted a goal and dished out two assists. Matt Quinton (Elora, Ontario, Canada, Kitchener Braves)and Brendan Nizolek (Madison, CT, Fairfield Prep)each finished with two goals apiece.

With today’s performance, March moved into ninth on the all-time scoring list with 198 points, two from becoming only the eighth player in Roanoke history with 200 career points. He also tied Kris Davis ’04 for sixth on the career goals list (124).

Ashton Hotchkiss (Darien, CT, Darien)finished the afternoon with a goal and an assist as he recently entered the 100-point club at Roanoke. He became the latest member last week and is tied for 34th on that list with 106 points.

Justin Tuma (Bloomfield Hills, MI, Lahser)led Roanoke with eight groundballs and was 10-of-16 on face-offs. Greg Khanzadian (Syracuse, NY, Christian Brothers)went 8-for-14 with four groundballs. Stephen Simmons (West Friendship, MD, Mt. St. Joseph)and Sam Love (Berwyn Heights, MD, Dematha)collected five groundballs each, followed by Drew Manley (Severna Park, MD, St. Mary's Annapolis)with four of his own. Simmons is nine groundballs away from 10th on the all-time list (233).

Justin Tuma
Kenyon was led by David Clark and Jordan Zimolka with three goals each. Mackie Avis led the Lords with three assists while Adam Toltzis added two goals. Charlie Sayre collected a team-high eight groundballs.

Austin Anusbigian and Adam Szczepanski combined for 11 saves for Kenyon. Jake Dorsey (Woodbine, MD, Mt. St. Joseph)finished with two saves on the afternoon, along with four groundballs for Roanoke. Dorsey is now second for most wins by a goalie (36), passing head coach and former USILA All-American goalie, Bill Pilat ’85. He is now sixth all-time in career saves with 536.

The men will travel to Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, March 20 in an ODAC match-up. The Maroons are 25-10 all-time against the Tigers, including two wins from last season. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.