Saint Mary's (md) vs. Roanoke
February 25, 2006
The Game Story:
St. Mary's City, MD -- The St. Mary's College men's lacrosse team
upset #6 Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon at Seahawk Stadium,
9-5, in non-conference action. With the win, the Seahawks improve to
2-0 overall on the season while the Maroons fall to 1-1 overall with
the loss.

The contest was a milestone for the St. Mary's men's lacrosse program,
as it marked the first win in the history of the program over Roanoke.
The Seahawks had been 0-5 in the head-to-head series, dating back to
1973. It was also the first win over a ranked opponent for St. Mary's
since April 20, 2004, when the team defeated then #20 Mary Washington,
9-7, in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) tournament semifinals.

The Maroons got on the board first with an unassisted goal from
sophomore midfielder Scott Pattison. St. Mary's then answered with the
next three goals in the contest. Sophomore attacker Pat Oliphant
(Chatham, NJ/Chatham) notched the first two goals with senior attacker
Dave Mueller (Baltimore, MD/North County) collecting the third to end
the first period with the 3-1 lead.

St. Mary's claimed a 5-2 halftime advantage by doubling up the Maroons
in the second period, 2-1. Senior attacker Pat Donovan (Arnold,
MD/Spaulding) scored one of the two extra-man goals on the afternoon
for the Seahawks with senior midfielder Matt Dryer (Pasadena, MD/Mt.
St. Joe) adding an unassisted goal.

The scoring and intensity both escalated a notch in the third period
with the Seahawks outscoring Roanoke 4-3 in the period to take a 9-5
lead into the fourth period, which ended up scoreless. Four different
players tallied a goal in the period for St. Mary's, who saw six
different players score a goal on the afternoon.

Donovan and Mueller both recorded two goals and one assist for the
Seahawks, while Oliphant scored two goals.

Roanoke was led by sophomore attacker Zack Thomas with two goals and
one assist, while sophomore midfielder Matt Duke added one goal and
one assist.

Junior goalkeeper Rich Barr (Salisbury, MD/Worcester Prep) earned the
win in net for the Seahawks. Barr recorded 18 saves with just the five
goals against. Senior Matt Madalon took the loss for the Maroons.
Madalon played 58:38 in net with 11 saves and the nine goals against.
He left the contest with 1:22 remaining after committing a slashing
penalty while trying to conduct a double-team.

The Seahawks will now be idle until Saturday, March 4, when they
travel to #7 Washington College for a non-conference contest. The game
is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.