Roanoke vs. Lynchburg
April 7, 2004
The Game Story:
SALEM, VA--The Roanoke College men^s lacrosse team outscored #17 Lynchburg College 13-2 over the final three quarters of play in a 16-6 victory in Old Dominion Athletic Conference action on Wednesday in Salem, VA. The Maroons, who entered the game ranked 19th in the country and with a four-game losing streak to the Hornets, improve to 7-3 on the season and 3-1 in ODAC play. The Hornets, who had not lost to Roanoke since the 2000 season, fall to 6-4 overall and 1-2 in league.

After the first quarter of play, Lynchburg owned a 4-3 lead, but the Maroons would go on to score 13 of the final 15 goals over the next 45 minutes of action. Chris Keating (Chatham, NJ/Chatham) started the run with one of his four goals on the game. That goal came just 28 seconds into the second period to tie the score at four. About four minutes later, senior d-middie Eddie Jones (Fairfax, VA/Fairfax) led a Maroon fastbreak and found Dan Reed (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) on the right post. Reed was able to give the Maroons the lead for good. By the time the second period had ended, the Maroons had outscored the Hornets 6-0 and owned a 9-4 halftime lead. Senior Colin Burke (Rancho Sante Fe, CA/Torrey Pines) and Jon Mason (Orangeville, ONT, Canada/Orangeville) helped the Maroon cause in the second with unassisted goals. Burke^s, his first of the season, came just 12 seconds after Keating had scored to make the score 6-4.

Lynchburg brought an end to the Maroon run 56 seconds into the third period. Just a Maroon player was being released from the penalty box, Brandon Childs was able to find Kevin Reinecke for Lynchburg^s fifth goal. Four minutes later, Mike Chase (Webster, NY/Webster) stuck the ball into an open net off of a feed from Kris Davis (Parkton, MD/Hereford) to spark a 7-0 Roanoke run. Mason scored two more goals in the run and Pat Hurley (Amherst, NY/Amherst) and Jeff Pattison (Mercer Island, WA/Mercer Island) each scored unassisted goals.

The Maroon defense, led by starters Ben Love (Berwyn Height, MD/DeMatha), Cole Gelrod (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis), and Tom Schaefer (Cumberland, ME/Salisbury School) held Lynchburg^s three attackmen to just four points in the contest, two coming on two Billy McCulloch goals. Maroon goalie Matt Madalon (Darien, CT/Darien) had to make just nine saves in the contest.

In addition to scoring four goals and adding an assist, Keating went 6-for-10 on face-offs for the Maroons and added five groundballs. Davis finished the day with five points on two goals and three assists, and moved into fourth on Roanoke^s all-time scoring list. Garrett Yaralian (Fripps Island, SC/Mt. Lakes) had a goal and two assists for the Maroons, his first goal coming eight seconds into the game.

Lynchburg starting goalie Nick Braun made seven saves before leaving the game with 8:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. Reserve Chris Johnson came in and made four saves for the Hornets in seven minutes of action. McCulloch was the one Hornet with more than one point on the afternoon.

Roanoke is back in action on Saturday in a road game at ODAC rival Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. The Maroons and Generals will get underway at 1:00pm.