St. Mary's Stuns #3 Roanoke 9-5

St. Mary's Stuns #3 Roanoke 9-5

St. Mary's Stuns #3 Roanoke 9-5

St. Mary's Stuns #3 Roanoke 9-5

St. Mary's City, MD -- The St. Mary's College men's lacrosse team upset #3 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.

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    by (#78222) on 2/26/06 @7:47PM
Put St. Mary's in the top 20.
 
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next week....
    by (#2) on 2/27/06 @11:32AM
is when there will be another ranking. not enough teams have played yet, and we want to mitigate the games that might be the result of bad weather and/or fields.
 
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today's ranking
    by (#78222) on 3/01/06 @7:43PM
Inside Lacrosse.com....St. Marys at # 18.
 
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    by (#125097) on 3/10/06 @5:33PM
dude they got lucky
 
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