Roanoke vs. Washington College
March 16, 2002
The Game Story:
SALEM,VA--The third-ranked Shoreman of Washington College defeated Roanoke College, 13-12, on Saturday afternoon in men's lacrosse action. Washington, which now owns a 20-7 all-time lead over the Maroons, improves to 5-0 on the season, while the Maroons fall to 4-3. The Washington victory avenges a loss to Roanoke in Chestertown, MD last season. Roanoke has never won two consecutive games versus Washington. Trailing by one with 33 seconds to play, the Maroons had several chances to tie the score, but were turned away each time. After theyscored with 39 seconds to play to make the score 13-12 in Washington's favor, the Shoremen won the ensuing face-off, but were called for delay of game after calling a timeout with possesion on the defensive end of the field. The Maroons had two quality scoring chances late, but Dan Reed (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) had his shot hit the left pipe and Joe Weeren (Winchester, MA/Winchester) saw his shot sail wide, that with just 0:00.4 seconds left.

A slow paced game in the first half saw the Shoremen take a 6-3 lead at the intermission. The tempo picked up in the third period, when both teams combined to score 10 goals. The Shoremen scored the first two goals of the second half, seven seconds apart, to take an 8-3 lead with 10:44 to go in the third. The second of those two tallies came from defensemen Jeremy Shannon who controlled a groundball off the face-off and took the ball to the cage.

The Maroons rallied back, however, netting the next four goals to close to within 8-7. Sophomore Kris Davis (Parkton, MD/Hereford) scored three of those four goals, with junior Andy Bonasera (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) getting two assists. The Shoremen did not crack under the Maroon comeback, finishing the third with three of the final four goals to take an 11-8 lead into the fourth. Jon Fellows had a goal and an assist in that WC run.

After Fellows scored his third goal of the day for the Shoremen just 1:41 into the fourth, Washington went almost 10 minutes without a goal. In the meantine, Roanoke chipped the lead down to 12-10 on goals by Weeren and Garrett Yaralian (Fripps Island, SC/Mt. Lakes). Shoreman attackman Eric Kuehn got Washington back on the board with his fourth goal with 3:44 to play, a man-up tally. Trailing by two (13-11) with under a minute to go, the Maroons took possesion of the ball in their defensive end of the field and ran the ball up the field. Bryan Daddio (Syosset, NY/Syosset) finished the fast-break to make the score 13-12. The Maroons would then miss their chances late.

Washington freshman goalie Alex Pirani was a main factor in the Shoremen victory, stopping 16 shots on the day, including five in the fourth period, when Roanoke outshot WC 16-6. Senior Jon Fellow was nearly unstoppable offensively for WC, recording three goals and six assists in the contest. Roanoke's Kris Davis finished with four goals, while Bonasera completed the day with three goals and two assists.