Roanoke vs. Washington And Lee
April 9, 2005
The Game Story:
SALEM, VA--The fifth-ranked Maroons of Roanoke College got 18 saves from junior goalie Matt Madalon and held visiting Washington & Lee University, the nationís 10th ranked team, scoreless for the final 53:54 of regulation in a 10-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory on Saturday afternoon in Salem, VA. The Maroons, who snap a two-game losing streak to the Generals, improve to 8-1 overall on the season and 3-0 in the ODAC. The Generals fall to 7-2, 2-1 in conference play. The one goal allowed was the fewest for the Maroons since also giving up just one in a 1989 game against Pfeiffer College.

Roanoke opened the scoring on Saturday, with junior midfielder Chris Keating finishing a pass from freshman Zack Thomas with 10:36 left in the first quarter. The Generals responded with man-up tally just over four minutes later. Senior Gavin Molinelli found sophomore Jim Ryan near the top of the box. Ryan ripped a shot past Roanoke keeper Matt Madalon to even the score at one. That would be the last time Madalon would have to get a ball out of his own net. The Maroon keeper finished the game with 10 saves in the first quarter alone and 18 for the game, leading the Maroon defense to a shutout over the final 53:54 of the contest.

The Maroons took the lead for good on a Matt Duke goal with 1:48 left in the first quarter. Duke took a lefty shot that slipped under W&L starting keeper Chris Lalli. The second quarter didnít see any offensive action until 2:48 showed on the clock. Thatís when Keating found a slashing Tug Schroeder, who finished the pass for the first of his two goals.. The Maroon offense struck quickly two more times before the half was up. Keating scored his second goal, on another outside shot, with 47 seconds left, and after Roanoke won the ensuing face-off, sophomore Jon Mason scored on an under-handed shot with just 28 seconds left in the half. Roanoke led 5-1 at the break.

The Maroons also waited until late in the third quarter to again get quick goals. Mason found Schroeder alone on the crease with a diagonal pass on the man-up with 3:44 left and then added a score of his own with 59 seconds to play in the third to give the Maroons a 7-1 lead. |

With Dan Reed and Duke scoring fourth quarter goals for the Maroons, Madalon continued his outstanding play, making five saves over the final 15 minutes of action to bring his total to 18.

The Maroons are back in action on Saturday in a road game at Guilford College and then will head to Ashland, VA to play the Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon College in a 1:00pm game on Sunday. The Generals are scheduled to play at Division I VMI on Wednesday.