Old foe Lachlan lifts No. 16 Roanoke past No. 3 Stevenson in OT

He scores tying, winning goals as Maroons end Mustangs' win streak at 5

April 10, 2013|The Baltimore Sun

Richard Lachlan scored the game-tying goal with 1:20 left in regulation and then struck in overtime to lift the No. 16 Roanoke men's lacrosse team to a 14-13 victory over No. 3 Stevenson on Tuesday night at Kerr Stadium in Salem, Va.

The Mustangs (11-2) suffered their first loss in three overtime games this season and the first since a 14-13 loss at Salisbury on May 23, 2010, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III championship.

Junior Chris Dashiell totaled a season-high six points with three goals and three assists for Stevenson, which saw its five-game winning streak end.

Tuesday's game featured three ties and four lead changes. The largest lead for either team was three goals as the Mustangs led 4-1 with 14:53 left in the second quarter and 9-6 with 11:24 to play in the third.

Lachlan, who finished with five points and four goals, netted the final three for the Maroons (9-3), including his second at the 10:10 mark of the third quarter to give Roanoke its largest lead at 12-10.

Man-up goals by sophomore Mark Pannenton and senior Tyler Reid tied the game at 12-12 before Dashiell's third tally gave the Mustangs a 13-12 advantage with just 3:50 remaining in the fourth quarter.

However, Lachlan tied the game with a man-up goal with 1:20 left in regulation before netting the game-winning with 1:20 remaining in overtime.

In five career meetings against the Mustangs, Lachlan has totaled nine points, including six goals and two-game winning goals. He also had the game-winning goal the last time these two teams met, scoring with just 14 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Maroons a 13-12 victory at Caves Athletics Complex in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Division III tournament.

Roanoke mustered just one first-quarter goal against freshman Dimitri Pecunes (Calvert Hall) and trailed 3-1 before Pecunes left the game with 2:11 left in the opening quarter after suffering a shoulder injury.

The Maroons scored their final 13 goals against sophomore Kevin Cain, who stopped a career-high nine shots over the final 49:51. Before Tuesday, Cain had played just 46:28 in four appearances this season.

Stevenson controlled the game statistically, outshooting Roanoke 56-44, winning 23 of 31 face offs and scoring on 5 of 6 man-up opportunities, but the Maroons capitalized on 13 second-half turnovers, two of which came in overtime.

Pannenton and Reid each finished with three goals, while senior Peter Green (Hereford) also had three points with a goal and two assists. Senior Parker Bratton (McDonogh) led the Stevenson defense with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

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