Roanoke vs. Randolph-macon
April 13, 2002
The Game Story:
SALEM, VA--The Roanoke College men's lacrosse team all but secured a spot in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference postseason tournament with a 21-11 win over Randolph-Macon College on Saturday afternoon in Salem, VA. The Maroons improve to 7-6 on the season and 3-2 in the ODAC, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 6-7, 2-3. The Maroons have also now won 26 consecutive games over RMC, dating back to the 1973 season.

Roanoke trailed after one period by one, 4-3, after the Yellow Jackets' Rick Fegan scored twice in the first eight minutes of the game. The Maroons were behind 4-2 when Andy Bonasera (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) scored with just three second left in the first period to make the score 4-3. From there it was all Maroons. Roanoke scored the first four goals of the second period to take command of the game. Bryan Daddio (Syosset, NY/Syosset) scored three of those four goals, including one on the man-up unit. Kris Davis (Parkton, MD/Hereford) assisted on two of Daddio's goals, but his scoring was far from over. The Yellow Jackets cut RC's lead to 7-5 with under six to go in the second, but the Maroons scored the next three to push the lead to 10-5.

At that point, Roanoke almost shot itself in the foot, 'earning' three minutes in penalties over the final 1:12 of the second and three more in the first five minutes of the third. The Yellow Jackets took advantage of their advantages late in the second and early in the third scoring four times on the man-up unit to draw to within 12-8. The Maroons, however, scored twice down a man, one by Davis and the other by Joe Weeren (Winchester, MA/Winchester). After Hunter Price scored RMC's eighth goal, the Maroons settled down to get the next three and seven of the next eight. After Garrett Yaralian (Fripp Island, SC/Mt. Lakes) and Bonasera scored in the third, Davis took control offensively, scoring five consecutive Roanoke goals, one in the third and four in the fourth.

Davis finished the day with a career-high seven goals and nine points, while Bonasera tallied two goals and five assists. His seven-point day moved him into seventh on RC's all-time scoring list past Kin Nevitt '77. The Maroon goalies made just four saves on the day, while their counterpart FJ Federico stopped 18 shots. Keith Rzucidlo had two goals and two assists for the Yellow Jackets.

The Maroons play out of conference on Tuesday, hosting the Pride of Greensboro College. The game in Salem begins at 4:00pm.