No. 2 Stevenson Rolls No. 9 Roanoke
from press release
SALEM, Va. - Led by six points from senior Jimmy Dailey (Westminster/Winters Mill) and four each from seniors Richie Ford (Baltimore/Towson) and Sean Calabrese (Rockville/DeMatha), the No. 2-ranked Stevenson men's lacrosse team outscored No. 9 Roanoke 12-3 over the final three quarters en route to a 16-6 victory Wednesday at Kerr Stadium.
The win was the third in the last two seasons for the Mustangs (7-0) against the Maroons and the first in two all-time meetings on the road in Salem, Virginia. The only other meeting between the two in Salem came back in 2001 with Roanoke prevailing, 10-7.
With two goals and four assists, Dailey now has 256 points for his career, just three shy of the school record set by Eric Schmith who had 122 goals and 137 assists from 1996-99.
Roanoke (4-2) jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the game's first four minutes on goals by Trey Kelley Reid Mayberry and led 3-2 on a goal by Mike Hayden with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter.
Dailey scored at 2:26 to tie the game at 3-3 before assisting sophomore Tyler Reid (Clinton, Conn./Xavier) with only three seconds left to give Stevenson a 4-3 lead after one. The goals were the first two in a streak of eight consecutive as the Mustangs built a 10-3 lead midway through the third quarter.
Dailey had a goal and two assists during the run while Reid scored twice and Calabrese added a goal and an assist. Calabrese's four points were one shy of his career-high.
Leading by seven with 11:16 to play in the fourth quarter, Ford scored three-straight goals in a span of 2:22 to push the lead to 10 before assisting on Dailey's final tally with 4:03 remaining to provide the final margin.
Ford finished with three goals and one assist and now has 253 career points, three behind Dailey and six behind Schmith. He also increased his school record for goals to 173, 43 ahead of Dailey.
Reid, seniors Kyle Moffitt (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) and Neal Barthelme (Towson/Dulaney) and freshman Tony Rossi (Towson/Calvert Hall) each scored twice for the Mustangs.
Junior Ian Bolland (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) made a career-high 17 saves to lead the defense with senior Evan Douglass (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) totaling five caused turnovers and four ground balls. Senior Kyle Menendez (Cockeysville/St. Paul's) had three caused turnovers.
Trey Keeley had two goals to lead the Maroons who had an eight-game home win streak snapped with their worst home loss since 2004. Noah Gibby had two assists and Mike Hardon and Charles Pease combined for 17 saves.
Stevenson will face its third consecutive top-10 opponent on Saturday when it welcomes No. 4 SUNY Cortland to Caves Athletics Complex beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The Mustangs won the only previous meeting between the two teams back on Feb. 24, 2007 at Caves Athletics Complex, 10-9. The win over the third-ranked Red Dragons marked the first against a ranked opponent in school history.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live on WBAL Plus by Steve Stofberg, Tim McGinnis and Evan Washburn. WBAL Plus is available on digital 11-2, Comcast 208 and Verizon Fios 460. The game will also be streamed live online at GoMustangSports.com.