March 17, 2012

Lynchburg Dumps Roanoke in Overtime

from press release

LYNCHBURG, Va.
– Junior Max Voumard scored 3:44 into overtime to lead the sixth-ranked Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory at #13 Roanoke College in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play Saturday evening.

The game was back-and-forth the entire way, with neither team able to stretch an advantage to more than three. The Maroons took a 3-1 edge early in the second quarter, until the Hornets surged back with three-straight scores from junior Pat Ohrem, senior Chase Loetz and senior Andrew Wilfong to take a 4-3 edge. After a Roanoke goal to tie the game, Hoff and freshman Todd Galvin found the back of the net to push the LC lead to 6-4 at intermission.

Roanoke came out strong after the break, scoring five-straight times in just five minutes, two from Richard Lachlan, to go ahead 9-6. Trailing 10-7 late in the third, three-straight LC goals, two from Hoff, tied the game at 10-all entering the fourth quarter.

Brenden Nizolek scored for Roanoke early in the fourth but junior LC defender Joe Lisicky quickly answered to again tie the score. Mike Hayden put RC up 12-11 with 6:41 on the game clock, but Voumard scored at 5:50 for force the game's seventh and last tie. Roanoke had two shots go wide in the overtime period, and Lynchburg also missed a shot attempt before Voumard's game winner.

Hoff and Voumard each had three goals and an assist, while Ohrem posted two goals and two assists. Wilfong had two goals and an assist, while Loetz had a goal and an assist. Senior keeper Franc Cook recorded nine saves.

Joey Coretti and Lachlan each had three scores for Roanoke (4-3). Brayden Gerrie scored twice and Hayden had a goal and an assist. Charles Pease made 11 stops in 43:36 in goal for RC, allowing just six goals.

Each team fired 48 shots, while LC Senior Matt Jernack controlled the face-off circle with 18 wins in 27 attempts. Lisicky caused three turnovers and scooped seven ground balls, while Jernack corralled 12 ground balls.

The Hornets (7-1) host conference foe Washington & lee University Saturday evening at 7 p.m.


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