Men's lacrosse zips past Roanoke

Seamus McDOnald celebrates a lacrosse goal

Lynchburg, Va. -- The University of Lynchburg men's lacrosse team pulled off an impressive 18-10 victory over the Roanoke Maroons Friday night in another installment of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference rivalry. 

With the win, the Hornets have taken eight of the last nine meetings between the two programs.

Senior long-stick midfielder Seamus McDonald (Far Hills, N.J.) led the way for Lynchburg on both sides of the field, racking up eight ground balls, three caused turnovers and a goal.

Senior attackman Andrew Thomas (Roswell, Ga.) had a strong showing, making four of his five shots on goal, and junior midfielder Kevin Rogers (Leesburg, Va.) contributed three goals and an assist to the win. Senior midfielder Nick Willertz (Severn, Md.) pitched in two goals, two assists and a ground ball. 

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 18, Roanoke 10

Records: Lynchburg (8-4, 5-0 ODAC), Roanoke (8-5, 4-2 ODAC)

Venue: Shellenberger Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lynchburg got the scoring started early in the first quarter with goals by freshman midfielder Josiah Martin (Lynchburg, Va.) and senior attackman Evan Lombardo (Franklin Park, N.J.), but the Maroons tied the game, 2-2, with back-to-back goals. Both teams scored again in the period to head into the second tied at 3.

  • The Hornets pulled ahead in the second quarter. Thomas collected two of his four goals in the period, while sophomore midfielder Tye Mitchell (Woodbine, Md.) and freshman midfielder Jack Speers (Glenview, Ill.) also scored. The Hornets ended the half ahead 9-6.

  • Lynchburg poured it on after halftime, scoring four unanswered goals out of the break. Rogers got the scoring started with an unassisted goal and then found senior attackman Logan Adams (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) for another score. Thomas and Willertz finished off the run.

  • McDonald put an exclamation point on the 5-2 third, taking a feed from junior defender Tyler Gallagher (Palmyra, Pa.) off the face-off and streaking down the field to score. It was Gallagher's first-career assist.
  • Lynchburg stretched out the lead in the fourth as Thomas, Rogers, Lombardo and Willertz each added goals.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Next time out, the Hornets will celebrate the men's lacrosse program's 40th anniversary Saturday, April 13 with a 4 p.m. game against the Virginia Wesleyan Marlins.

--LYN--

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