Ursinus vs. Roanoke
March 19, 2005
The Game Story:
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. Ė Jon Mason scored a game-high 10 goals to lead 10th-ranked Roanoke over Ursinus 20-14 in non-conference menís lacrosse action on Saturday.

Mason netted half of the Maroons (5-1) goals, including six in the decisive first half, while Chris Keating tallied six points in their fifth win of the season.

For the Bears (1-3), Dane Mangin (Willow Grove, PA/Archbishop Wood) found the twine five times and Carlo Fusco (Watervliet, NY/Shaker) recorded a hat trick in the losing effort.

In the battle between the pipes, Matt Madalon stopped 20 shots and Matt Orlando (Morton, PA/Springfield) made 22 saves for Ursinus.

In a quarter that saw 14 goals, Keating got Roanoke on the board first. He won the opening face-off and found the back of the net only 13 seconds in. Mangin scored the evened the scored on a feed from Mike Stein (Springfield, PA/Springfield).

Mason scored two straight goals, before Mangin struck twice to knot the game at three. Pat Hurley and Brendan Moore each tallied a goal to push the lead to 5-3 at the 7:07 mark.

The Bears tied it up one more time on an unassisted tally from Fusco, while Kevin Wallace (Landerberg, PA/Avon Grove) took it the length of the field for his first collegiate goal at 5-all.

The Maroons scored the next three out of four goals, including Masonís third of the game. Anthony Tori (Springfield, PA/Springfield) found Mangin for Ursinusí final goal in an 8-6 first quarter.

After Matt Davis (Cohasset, MA/Cohasset) scored the first goal of the second quarter, Dan Reed darted out of the next face-off for the 9-7 lead. James Lawson (Wellesley, MA/Vermont Academy) mimicked Reed, scoring less than a minute later to pull the Bears within one.

Mason netted three consecutive goals to end the half with a 12-8 advantage at the half. Roanoke tacked on five goals in the third and three more in the fourth for the win.

Lawson ended with three points, two goals and one assist, while Nick Shriver (Braintree, VT/Randolph-Union) dished out two assits.

Ursinus returns to action on Saturday against sixth-ranked Gettysburg. Game time is 1 p.m.