|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