W&L Men's Lax Falls to Roanoke, 15-7, in ODAC Semis

SALEM, Va. – Top-seeded and sixth-ranked Roanoke College jumped out to a 10-1 lead and never looked back in claiming a 15-7 victory over fourth-seeded and 18th-ranked Washington and Lee in the semifinals of the ODAC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Kerr Stadium.

The Maroons (15-2) set the tone just nine seconds into the game as senior attackman Matt Quinton scored off an assist from senior attackman Ashton Hotchkiss just moments after the opening faceoff.  Roanoke added four more goals, including two additional tallies from Quinton, for a 5-0 lead just 8:53 into the game. 

Senior attackman Will Keigler (Timonium, Md./Gilman) got the Generals on the board when he scored off a feed from senior midfielder Chris Washington (Flint, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) at the 3:30 mark of the first quarter,  but the Maroons scored five more unanswered goals, including two more from Quinton, for a 10-1 lead with 2:25 left in the first half.

The Generals (11-6) outscored the Maroons by a score of 4-2 in the third quarter to close within 13-6 entering the fourth period, but could get no closer as Roanoke advanced with the eight-goal win.

First-year attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) led W&L with two goals, while first-year midfielder Cooper Brown (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) tallied one goal and one assist.  Keigler finished with one goal to conclude his career as the program’s sixth all-time leading scorer with 212 points (102 G, 110 A).  Senior Matt Mason (Gladwyne, Pa./St. Mark’s) played all 60 minutes in goal and stopped 13 shots.

Quinton paced Roanoke with seven goals, while sophomore attackman Jeff Keating totaled three goals and four assists.  First-year attackman Richard Lachlan chipped in two goals and one helper.  Senior jake Dorsey played all but 45 seconds in goal and notched 11 saves.

Washington and Lee’s season is now concluded, while Roanoke advances to the ODAC Championship game where it will host second-seeded Lynchburg College.

W&L GOALS
Mac Means 2; Cooper Brown 1; Spence Daw 1 Luke Walter 1; Will Keigler 1; Luke Heinsohn 1.

W&L ASSISTS
Cooper Brown 1; Chris Washington 1.

RC GOALS
Matt Quinton 7; Jeff Keating 3; Richard Lachlan 2; Ashton Hotchkiss 1; Justin Tuma 1; Steve Furdock 1

RC ASSISTS
Jeff Keating 4; Brian Foley 2; Mike Hayden 1; Ashton Hotchkiss 1; Trey Keeley 1; Richard Lachlan 1; Drew Manley 1; Kyle Smith 1.

GOALKEEPERS
Matt Mason (W&L) – 60:00, 13 Saves, 15 GA
Jake Dorsey (RC) – 59:15, 11 Saves, 7 GA
Mike Hardon (RC) – 0:45, 0 Saves, 0 GA

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