LEXINGTON, Va. – Roanoke College scored eight-straight goals across the first and second periods in posting a 19-10 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening at Kerr Stadium.
The Generals (7-6, 4-1) led 2-1 in the first period following back-to-back goals by sophomore attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) scored just 1:50 apart. Sophomore attackman Richard Lachlan then ignited the Maroons (8-3, 4-0) 8-goal spurt when he tied the game at 2-2 with 5:45 left in the first period. Lachlan scored two more times during the run, including the final goal man-down with 5:27 left in the second quarter for a 9-2 lead.
Three-straight tallies, including man-up goals by senior attackman Spence Daw (Phoenix, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) and Means, brought the Generals to within 9-5 with 2:29 left in the first half. However, a goal by Roanoke senior midfielder Trey Keeley just 10 seconds later pushed the lead to 10-5 at the intermission.
The Maroons put together another 3-goal run to begin the third period, stretching their lead to 13-5 with 13:05 left in the penultimate quarter. Sophomore attackman Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), Daw and junior attackman Sam Mott (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) all scored during a span of 1:33 on the clock to pull the Generals within 13-8 with 6:01 left in the third quarter, but another Roanoke run, this time featuring five-straight goals, put the game out of reach.
The Maroons held advantages of 58-40 in shots, 56-39 in ground balls and 22-11 in faceoffs in scoring the most goals allowed by the Generals all season.
Means led the W&L offense with four goals, while Daw tallied three goals. Mott notched a pair of scores and Switala had one goal and one assist. Senior midfielder Drew Koeneman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) chipped in a pair of assists as well. Senior goalkeepers Jason Lumpkin (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) and Ned Lundvall (Richmond, Va./Gilman) both played for the Generals. Lumpkin played the first 30 minutes, recording five saves with 10 goals allowed. Lundvall played the final 30 minutes and posted seven saves with 10 goals allowed.
Lachlan led Roanoke with four goals and one assist, while junior attackman Jeff Keating totaled three goals and three assists. Keeley and senior midfielder Justin Tuma contributed one goal and four assists apiece. In goal, first-year Charles Pease played nearly 55 minutes, recording 11 saves with nine goals allowed. Sophomore Mike Harden played the final 5:19 and allowed one goal.
Washington and Lee will now break for finals before returning to the field on April 16 at Virginia Wesleyan. Opening faceoff is at 1:00 pm.
-- GENERALS --
Mac Means 4; Spence Daw 3; Sam Mott 2; Jack Switala 1.
Drew Koeneman 2; Jack Switala 1.
Richard Lachlan 4; Jeff Keating 3; Stephen Degenhardt 3; Reid Mayberry 2; Mike Hayden 2; Trey Keeley 1; Justin Tuma 1; Spencer Parsons 1; Drew Manley 1; Brock Martinez 1.
Trey Keeley 4; Justin Tuma 4; Jeff Keating 3; Conner DuBois 1; Richard Lachlan 1.
Jason Lumpkin (W&L) – 30:00, 5 Saves, 10 GA
Ned Lundvall (W&L) – 30:00, 7 Saves, 9 GA
Charles Pease (RC) – 54:41, 11 Saves, 9 GA
Mike Hardon (RC) – 5:19, 0 Saves, 1 GA