May 9, 2013

LC to travel to Roanoke in Second Round of NCAAs on Saturday; Game Time set for 7 PM

For immediate release – 5/9/2013 - #406
LC to travel to Roanoke in Second Round of NCAAs on Saturday; Game Time set for 7 PM

SALEM, VA – When the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament selection committee released the bracket last Sunday, an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) showdown was a potential for the second round.  After Roanoke College defeated Centre College Wednesday and the LC men's lacrosse team did the same to St. Mary's (MD) College later that night, the highly anticipated matchup was set.  The game will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday night at the Maroons home field.

RC, the conference regular season and tournament champions, took on first-time national tournament participants Centre and won handily 21-4, after jumping out to a 7-1 lead after the first period.

LC faced another first-time tournament team on Wednesday.  The Hornets struggled early with the Seahawks, but turned it on in the fourth quarter.  Lynchburg scored four goals in the period, while holding the opponents scoreless, and earned a 6-5 win over the Capital Athletic Conference tournament champions.

This will be the second contest between the two ODAC rivals this year.  The first came on April 6, with Roanoke getting the best of the LC.  The Maroons won by one goal, 9-8, at Shellenberger Field that night.  Spencer Parsons scored the game-winner with 1:28 left in the third quarter, as both teams were held without a tally in the fourth.

Richard Lachlan, the ODAC Player of the Year, leads RC in goals (53) and points (66).  Will Pilat is second on the team in goals with 32, but only fourth in total points at 53.  Tyler McWilliams and Mike Hayden are second and third on the team respectively in points with 58 and 55, as McWilliams has 29 goals and assists, while Hayden has 20 goals and a team-leading 35 helpers.

Lynchburg is led statistically by a group of seniors and one freshman.  First-team All-ODAC selection Max Voumard has a team-high 37 points, with 28 goals on the year.  Austin Stewart has put the most shots in the back of the net this year, with 30 going in the cage, and is second on the team in points at 36.   Derek Sweet is third with 34 and Vin Curran is fourth with 32 points, including the all-important hat-trick he registered against SMC Wednesday night.

For directions to the game, go to http://maroons.roanoke.edu/sports/2009/7/18/athdept_0718094432.aspx?tab=directionstofacilities.

For live stats for the game, go to http://sidearmstats.com/roanoke/mlax/scoreboard.aspx.

Information on a webcast will be released later on.  Go to http://maroons.roanoke.edu/index.aspx for further information.