Roanoke vs. Marymount
April 12, 2003
The Game Story:
SALEM, VA--In front of an Alumni Weekend crowd, the Roanoke College men's lacrosse team defeated Marymount University, 22-7, to improve to 10-3 on the season. The Maroons reach the 10-win plateau for the first time since the 1997 season. The Saints, who have never beaten Roanoke in four chances, fall to 3-6 on the season.

Leading 6-3 midway through the second, the Maroons rattled off 11 consecutive goals to take a commanding 17-3 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Maroons scored the final three goals of the second quarter, scored all six of the goals of the third period, and then opened the fourth with the first two goals. Andy Bonasera (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) and Garrett Yaralian (Fripp Island, SC/Mt. Lakes) each scored two goals during the run. Bonasera also added his two assists in the game during the stretch.

Joe Weeren (Winchester, MA/Winchester) opened the scoring in the game with a goal at the 13:19 mark. Roanoke defenseman Cole Gelrod (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) started a fastbreak and carried the ball all the way to the offensive zone, where he found Weeren who then scored his 17th goal of the year. Kris Davis (Parkton, MD/Hereford) gave the Maroons a 2-0 lead, but the Saints quickly cut that lead in half on a Joe Adams score. Bonasera and Yaralian gave the Maroons a 4-1 lead after one. John Dynan brought the Saints to within 4-2 with the first goal of the second, but three goals later the Maroons would take control of the game.

Bonasera finished the game with six goals and two assists and now needs four points to become the leading scorer in Roanoke men's lacrosse history. Yaralian finished the game with a career-best five goals, bettering the old mark of four which he scored earlier in the season in a win over Randolph-Macon. Weeren and Davis combined to score five goals and record five assists. Colin Burke (Rancho Sante Fe, CA/Torrey Pines) won 15 face-offs for the Maroons.

Marymount was led by Adams and Dynan who each finished with two goals. Matt McConnell made 17 saves in goal for the Saints, who trailed by as many as 16 goals and scored their seventh goal with 1.7 seconds left in the contest.

The Maroons are back in action on Tuesday as the travel to Greensboro, NC to take on the Pride of Greensboro College. The game will start at 2:00pm, two hours earlier than the usual 4:00pm mid-week start.