Marlins Drop Home Contest to Roanoke

Marlins Drop Home Contest to Roanoke

Marlins Drop Home Contest to Roanoke

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—The Virginia Wesleyan College men's lacrosse team was outscored 8-1 in the first period and Roanoke did not look back as the Maroons won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contest 23-8 on Saturday afternoon. The game was the men's lacrosse team's annual HEADstrong Cancer Awareness Game.

Roanoke got on the board early with a goal, two minutes in, off the stick of IV Stucker. This started an unanswered scoring streak that lasted until Wesleyan got on the board with Currier scoring an unassisted goal at the 3:14 mark in the first, which made the score 7-1. The Maroons added a goal before the end of the frame. The eight goals Roanoke scored came from eight different people.

The second quarter was tightly contested with each team finding the back of the net three times. Tyler McWilliams scored two in the frame for Roanoke and Currier did the same for Virginia Wesleyan.

With the Marlins down 11-4 at halftime, Roanoke used a third quarter surge to take control. The Maroons outscored VWC 7-1 in the period. Following the offensive outburst the Marlins could not recover from the heavy deficit in the fourth.

McWilliams led the way for the Maroons (11-4/6-1) with five goals and an assist. Will Pilat found the back of the cage twice as Kevin Jackson scored twice and had two assists.

Currier paced the Marlins with five goals. John Roth, Joe Couture, and Eddie Desiderio adding a goal while Connor King notched an assist.

Virginia Wesleyan (8-4/2-3) returns to action Wednesday night at 7 p.m. as the Marlins travel to Ashland for their ODAC match-up with Randolph-Macon College (3-10/2-3).