Virginia Wesleyan vs. Roger Williams
March 13, 2012
The Game Story:
Virginia Beach -- After a good defensive start, Virginia Wesleyan College's men's lacrosse Marlins found its offense in the second half, out-scoring Roger Williams College 8-7 in non-conference competition on Foster Field at the Trinder Center.

Freshman Joe Papetti (Edgewater, Md./ South River) scored the first goal of the game with 12:30 on the clock. After the first goal was scored the Marlins and the Hawks started taking turns scoring , while fans began to wonder who was going to get the last goal before time ran out in the first quarter.

Dan Klink put Roger Williams on the board at 5:58 on the clock. The Marlins responded with a goal by Ian Shankland (Hampstead, N.C/ John T. Hoggard). Roger Williams then answered again to Wesleyans lead 2-1 with the clock at :50 by Dan Klink to tie the game up. With the first quarter over the score was tied 2-2 and what started to look like a game of tag.

However in the second quarter Roger Williams answered stepping ahead with a 5-3 score going into the half with three goals from the hawks Jon Nessa and only one goal for the Marlins Adam Nycz (East Aurora, N.Y./ Iroquois). Although the Hawks may have stepped up in the first half, they clearly were not prepared for what stepped out of the Virginia Wesleyan men's lacrosse locker room for the second half.

The Marlins took control of the third quarter scoring four goals in a row the first two by Travis Puls (Elliot City M.D./ Baltimore Maryland St. Joseph) at 13:02 and 6:48, third by Kyle Wright (Horsehead N.Y./ Horseheads) at 2:51 and fourth by Mikey Connors (Horsehead N.Y./ Horseheads).

The Marlins were on fire coming out of the locker room and ready to battle. In the fourth quarter Roger Williams scored one goal by John Nessa at 11:41 and the Marlins responded with two more goals one by Andrew Adamson (Marriottsville M.D./ Mt. St. Joseph) and the other by Ian Shankland (Hampstead N.C./ John T. Hoggard). Also, goalie Corey Bauer (Lititz, Pa. / Lancaster Catholic) recorded seven saves for the Marlins.

Virginia Wesleyan competes again Saturday, March 17 at Randolph-Macon College in an Old Dominion Athletic conference game beginning at 4 p.m.