March 24, 2012

#14 Roanoke Runs Past Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA - The #14 Roanoke College Maroons scored five or more goals in three of four quarters to defeat Hampden-Sydney 21-13.

Roanoke took little time to establish control of the game as they scored four of the games first five goals less than five minutes in to the contest. Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte, NC / Charlotte Latin) scored the next goal to cut the lead to 4-2, but Roanoke scored four of the last five goals of the first quarter to lead 8-3 after 15 minutes of play.

ROanoke opened the second quarter scoring at the 10:40 mark but would not find the back of the net for the remainder of the half. Carter Mavromatis (Virginia Beach, VA / Cape Henry) scored at 9:11, and Ryan Martin (Midlothian, VA / Cosby) finished a man-up opportunity at 5:24 to make it a 9-5 game at the half.

The Maroons third quarter was much the same as the first, scoring seven goals while holding Hampden-Sydney to two to take a 16-7 lead going in to the final quarter.

Roanoke scored 31 seconds into the fourth quarter, but then the Tigers offense came alive. Martin scored a minute later followed by two straight goals from Armstrong to make it a 17-10 game with 8:49 remaining. Mavromatis and Jess Hawthorne (Richmond, VA / Collegiate) scored the next two goals to continue the run and make it just 17-12 with 6:37 to go. Roanoke's Richard Lachlan ended the Tigers run with a goal just 24 seconds later, and then the Maroons scored three goals in less than a minute to quell any hopes of a miraculous Tigers comeback.

Mavromatis had a game-high seven points courtesy of a game-high five goals and two assists. Martin and Armstrong each had three scores while Hawthorne found the back of the net twice. Nate Norbo (Waterford, VA / Loudon Valley) had game-highs of 12 groundballs and four caused turnovers while Brad Mostowy (Atlanta, GA / Alpharetta) won 13-of-28 face-offs with seven groundballs. 

Jeff Keating posted three goals and three assists for Roanoke while Lachlan and Joey Coretti each had three goals. Max Satossky won 19-of-32 face-offs with 11 groundballs while Mike Hardon recorded 15 saves.

Hampden-Sydney held a 47-37 advantage in groundballs while Roanoke won 21-of-37 face-offs.

Hampden-Sydney will travel to Greensboro College on Wednesday for a 4 pm contest.