Roanoke Wins ODAC Men's Lacrosse Title
Maroons Earn Automatic Bid into NCAA Tournament
SALEM, Va. --- Fifth-ranked Roanoke College
used a seven-goal second quarter to make its way past tenth-ranked
Lynchburg College, 12-8, to claim the 2010 ODAC Men’s
Lacrosse Title on Sunday afternoon in Salem. The win improves
the Maroons record to 16-2 while the Hornets fall to 13-5
The win also earned Roanoke an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. The Maroons and the rest of the field, which includes five at-large bids in which Lynchburg would be eligible, will learn of their tournament paths on Sunday evening on the NCAA Division III Lacrosse Selection Show. The event will air live on CBS College Sports at 10:00 p.m. Check your local cable listings for channel availability. If you are unable to view the selection show, go to www.ncaa.com and visit the men's lacrosse championship page to view and download the tournament bracket once it has been released.
It was Lynchburg that took command early in the contest with a pair of goals in the first 3:30 of action. Max Voumard, the ODAC Rookie of the Year, opened the scorebook just 1:04 into the contest. Aaron Khouri followed with one of two Lynchburg man-up goals at the 11:32 mark.
Roanoke responded with a man-up goal of its own from Richard Lachlan, but Lynchburg closed out the frame thanks to Austin Jeter for a 3-1 lead after one period in Salem.
After 7:27 without a change on the scoreboard, Roanoke exploded for six straight goals with five coming in a 2:26 span. Brian Foley found the net first, followed by the first of two from Steve Furdock during the streak. Matt Quinton put the Maroons ahead with 6:35 to play in the half with Jeff Keating tacking on a fifth Maroon tally just 1:10 later. Ashton Hotchkiss completed the half-dozen goals string with 1:12 on the clock before Dylan Hoff pulled one back for Lynchburg to make the score 7-4 with 0:18 to play before the intermission. Pat March added one more tally with 0:08 showing to send RC into halftime with an 8-4 lead.
Lynchburg worked quickly out of the break, splitting the pipes twice courtesy of Jon Matta and Ben Sauer to pull within two at 8-6 with 7:57 to play in the third quarter. Quinton returned the margin to three for Roanoke at the 7:08 mark, but Ethan Farrell took advantage of a man-up situation to bring the Hornets back to within a deuce at 9-7 heading into the final stanza.
RC's Keating and LC's Voumard traded scores in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter, but the Hornets would get no closer than 10-8 as Roanoke finished the game with another goal from Keating and a man-up tally by Quinton inside of a minute remaining to produce the final scoreline.
Keating and Quinton lead all scorers with three goals apiece. March registered three points on a goal and a pair of assists. Goalkeeper Jake Dorsey made 15 saves including six in the fourth quarter.
Voumard led Lynchburg with two goals, while Hoff added an assist to his second quarter score. Franc Cook recorded five of his 11 saves in the first period.
2010 ODAC Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team
Alex Burkhead, Roanoke
Jake Dorsey, Roanoke
Matt Quinton, Roanoke
Justin Tuma, Roanoke
Austin Jeter, Lynchburg
Shane Roscher, Lynchburg
Max Voumard, Lynchburg
Kyle Jett, Hampden-Sydney
Daniel Martin, Hampden-Sydney
Cooper Brown, Washington and Lee
Matt Mason, Washington and Lee