Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
#5 JUMBOS LOSE BIG AT #18 ROANOKE COLLEGE, 20-8
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Roanoke 20, Tufts 8
At Salem, VA
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Game Box Score
SALEM, Va. -- The Roanoke College men's lacrosse
team defeated #5 Tufts University, 20-8, at Kerr Stadium on Tuesday
afternoon. With the win the Maroons improved their record to 4-2
while the Jumbos (4-1) dropped their first game of the season.
Roanoke, who are ranked #18 in the country (USILA),
netted a season-best 20 goals this afternoon and it was the highest
scoring output since blanking Guilford, 20-0, last spring. They
out-shot the Jumbos, 50-23, and won the ground balls battle, 68-32,
including a 23-7 advantage in the second period. The Maroons were
successful in all but one of their clear attempts (21-22) and won 23
of 31 face-offs.
Senior Brett Holm (Longmeadow, MA) scored the
game's first goal at 10:31 of the first period and Tufts held a 3-2
advantage early in the second quarter. The Maroons' offensive attack
soon exploded, scoring 13 of the next 15 goals over the next 25
minutes to put the Jumbos away. The Maroons outscored Tufts, 9-2, in
the second period to give them an 11-4 advantage at the end of the
With Roanoke up, 15-5 late in the third, Tufts
scored two goals in the final five seconds to bring them to within
eight, 15-7 to start the fourth period. Junior Jordan Yarboro
(Herndon, VA) scored with five seconds left, then senior
Connor Ginsberg (New Haven, CT) tallied again with two seconds
left. The Jumbos scored again early in the fourth, but an illegal
stick penalty negated the goal and a player was penalized for three
minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Maroons took advantage of their man-up
opportunity as they scored two goals within that time frame to give
them a 17-7 lead with 12:08 to go. They continued to pound away,
scoring the final three goals of the period, including Matt Nicola's
back-to-back goals which tied a career-high.
Billy Cameron had a phenomenal game with one goal,
one assist, won 10 of 14 face-offs and a team-best 15 ground balls
for Roanoke. Ashton Hotchkiss finished with team-highs of four goals
and seven points, including three assists on the afternoon. Pat
March scored two goals and led the Maroon attack with four assists.
Matt Quinton netted four goals while Justin Tuma, Jay Troja and
Nicola added two goals apiece in the win. Chas Carlson had two goals
and two assists. Jake Dorsey finished with three saves for Roanoke.
Junior Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) had 10
saves for Tufts, along with a team-high six groundballs. Ginsberg
led the Jumbos with two goals and four shots on goal.
Tufts comes home for a key conference game against
Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. Roanoke travels to
Virginia Beach on Saturday to take on Virginia Wesleyan in their
second road game of the season.