Roanoke vs. Stevens Tech
March 10, 2002
The Game Story:
SALEM, VA--The Roanoke College men's lacrosse team ended its two-game losing streak with a 10-6 win over visiting Stevens Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon in Salem. The Maroons improve to 4-2 overall, while the Ducks fall to 2-1 on the 2002 campaign. The meeting was the first ever between the Maroons and Stevens Tech, which is in Hoboken, NJ. The Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 12 minutes of the game. Carl Smith opened the scoring for Stevens, with Eliott Dahood scoring at the 8:37 mark to give ST the 2-0 advantage. With 4:51 to go in the first 15 minutes of play, Roanoke got on the board with a goal from freshman middie Ben Murrow (Baltimore, MD/Calvert Hall). Andy Bonasera (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) tied the score at two just 17 seconds later. Bonasera scored Roanoke's third goal of the game, 1:47 into the second period, but the Ducks answered back to tie the score at three with 7:00 to go in the half. The Maroons took a one-goal lead into halftime (4-3) thanks to a goal from senior Bryan Daddio (Syosset, NY/Syosset) with 4:14 left.

The Maroon defense took over in the third period, holding Stevens Tech scoreless in the 15 minute frame, while on the other end the Maroon offense was scoring four times to make the score 8-3 after three. Joe Weeren (Winchester, MA/Winchester) had two of Roanoke's four goals in the third, while Tim Morse (Sante Fe, NM/Tabor) stopped two shots in the quarter. Stevens Tech scored the final two goals of the game, to make the score 10-6 at the final buzzer.

Bonasera finished the day with three goals and three assists, while Murrow and Weeren each finished with two scores. Morse stopped 11 shots for Roanoke, which scored two extra-man goals.

The Maroons return to action next Saturday with a home game against Washington College. The Maroons and Shoremen will get their game underway at 1:00pm in Salem, VA.