Roanoke Tops Colorado in NCAA Play

Roanoke Tops Colorado in NCAA Play

Lachlan Nets School-Record Eight Goals, Maroons Post Second-Half Shutout

SALEM, Va. --- Sophomore attack Richard Lachlan (Port Coquitlam, B.C., Terry Fox Secondary) tied a school postseason record with eight goals to lead #7 Roanoke to a 25-5 victory over Colorado College on Wednesday evening at Kerr Stadium. The Maroons, who advance to the second round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament, improve to 15-3. The Tigers, who made their first postseason appearance, ended the season with a school-record of 15-1.

Roanoke, which is riding a 10-game winning-streak, posted tournament school-records of most goals (25) and largest margin of victory (+20), while Lachlan tied Jon Mason’s single-game goals record which he set back in 2007 against Widener.

The Maroons snapped the Tigers' school-record 18-game run and their perfect season. RC did so by blanking CC, 11-0, in the second-half to secure the victory. Roanoke is now 3-0 all-time against Colorado College, outscoring the Tigers 73-18.

Lachlan rattled off five first-quarter goals to give the Maroons a 5-2 advantage after 15-minutes of action. That momentum carried over to the second period in which Roanoke outscored Colorado, 9-3, to give the Maroons a commanding 14-5 halftime lead.

Jeff Keating (Chatham, NJ, Chatham) scored a goal and dished out three assists in a six-goal third stanza. Combined with the final two goals of the first half and five more tallies in the fourth period, Roanoke recorded 13 unanswered goals to close the contest.

Keating finished with eight points (3g, 5a), which puts him 15th on the career scoring list with 183 points. Lachlan joined the 100-point club with a bang, as his eight goals propel him to 38th on the career scoring list.

Justin Tuma (Bloomfield Hills, MI, Lahser) finished the night winning 14-of-17 face-offs and collected 10 groundballs to give him the single-season record in that category. Mike Hayden (Vienna, VA, James Madison HS) finished with three goals and three assists followed by Conner DuBois (Lititz, PA, Manheim Township), who totaled two goals and three assists.

Charles Pease (Landisville, PA, Hempfield) (11-2) registered eight saves and three groundballs between the pipes. Alex Burkhead (Winston-Salem, NC, Forsyth Country Day) collected six groundballs and caused three turnovers.

James Mauk led CC with three goals, including two in the first quarter. Jeff Steedman (15-1) had 18 saves in goal for the Tigers.

Roanoke will host Gettysburg College in the second round of the national tournament on Saturday, May 14 at Kerr Stadium. The Bullets (12-6) defeated Scranton, 8-3, on Wednesday. The series between Roanoke and Gettysburg is tied 5-5, with three of the last four meetings decided by a single goal. The Maroons won the last meeting, 11-10 in overtime, in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Tournament. Game time on Saturday is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

This release is courtesy of the Roanoke College sports information department.