Roanoke 10, Lynchburg 9

May 18, 2005

SALEM, VA--The leading goal-scorer in NCAA Division III mens lacrosse, Jon Mason, scored his most important goal of the season, getting a goal with 11 seconds remaining in the contest to give the Roanoke College Maroons a 10-9 NCAA Quarterfinal win over Lynchburg College in Salem, VA on Wednesday. With the win, the Maroons, who are now 15-2 on the season, advance to the national semifinals where they will square off against two-time defending national champion Salisbury University. The game will be played at Salisbury at 1:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The Maroons are making their first NCAA Division III national semifinal appearance since the 1992 season.

After the Hornets mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, battling back from as many as three goals down to even the score at nine on a Brian Kemper goal with 1:09 left, Mason pulled off his heroics. Maroon freshman Billy Cameron won the ensuing face-off. After a timeout, the Maroons ran a play, but were stripped of the ball. The loose ball, however, went off an LC defender out of bounds, giving Roanoke back possession. With about 20 seconds left, Mason began his move to the goal, bulling his way to the crease, ducking under an LC defender, and slipping the ball past Hornet goalie Garrett Curran on the near-side pipe. Cameron then won the games final face-off, ensuring the Maroon victory.

Throughout the first half of play, the Maroons took the lead on three different occasions, but each time the Hornets had an answer. Mason opened the games scoring, but Ryan Quick answered for the Hornets three minutes later. With eight minutes left in the first, Chris Keating struck for Roanoke, but 1:30 later it was AJ Tinklepaugh that evened the score.

The second period of play saw each team score just once, sending the game into the break deadlocked at three. Freshman Zack Thomas scored for Roanoke, Brian McCulloch tallied an the extra-man for the Hornets.

It wasnt until Matt Duke opened the third with an unassisted goal from about 10 yards out, and Brendan Moore finished a Dan Reed pass on the crease that the Maroons built themselves a little cushion. But again, Lynchburg did not go away, getting a man-up tally from Adam Gift and an even strength score from Billy McCulloch to make the score 5-5.

Before the third period was up, the Maroons again surged ahead by two, going up on the strength of Masons second score of the day, and on a Matt Duke off-hand shot from 10 yards out. Senior Dan Reed opened the scoring in the fourth to give the Maroons a three-goal cushion, 8-5.

Lynchburgs Ryan Cranston made a one-on-one move from behind the cage to bring the Hornets to within 8-6 with 11:02 left in the game, and Johnny Black scored on an LC fastbreak with 8:34 left to make the score 8-7. Blacks goal came as a Maroon defender lifted his stick, but the loose ball deflected off of another Maroon defender across the goal line.

The Maroons got a lift from an unlikely source when Ryan Wilkerson scored only his fourth goal of the season, on an Adam Leahy assist, to give the Maroons a 9-7 edge. Again that lead was not safe, as Billy McCulloch and Kemper scored goals in the final four minutes to even things up at nine. Kemper had an assist on the McCulloch score.

The Hornets got an outstanding effort in goal from freshman Garrett Curran, who made 14 saves while facing 44 Maroon shots in the game. Seven of his saves came in the first period of play. Matt Madalon stopped 10 shots in the win for the Maroons, eight coming in the final three periods.

                      Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
         #7 Lynchburg College vs #6 Roanoke (May 18, 2005 at Salem, VA)



Lynchburg College (13-5) vs.                      Score by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
Roanoke (15-2)                                    -------------------------------------
Date: May 18, 2005  Attendance: 821               Lynchburg College...  2  1  2  4 -  9
Weather:                                          Roanoke.............  2  1  4  3 - 10

Lynchburg College SCORING: GOALS: Billy McCulloch 2; Ryan Quick 1; Brian Kemper
1; Brian McCulloch 1; Adam Gift 1; A.J. Tinklepaugh 1; Johnny Black 1; Ryan
Cranston 1.
ASSISTS: Brian Kemper 1; Brian McCulloch 1; Ryan Quick 1.

Roanoke SCORING: GOALS: Jon Mason 3; Matt Duke 2; Chris Keating 1; Dan Reed 1;
Zack Thomas 1; Brendan Moore 1; Ryan Wilkerson 1.
ASSISTS: Chris Keating 1; Adam Leahy 1; Dan Reed 1; Zack Thomas 1.




Shots by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Lynchburg College...  4 11  7  8 - 30
Roanoke............. 16 12  8 10 - 46

Ground balls by prd   1  2  3  4  Tot
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Lynchburg College...  7  7  9  9 - 32
Roanoke............. 13  7 12  9 - 41

Face-offs by prd       1     2     3     4    Total
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Lynchburg College...  1-5   3-3   3-7   2-8  -  9-23
Roanoke.............  4-5   0-3   4-7   6-8  - 14-23

Clears by period       1     2     3     4    Total
---------------------------------------------------
Lynchburg College...  6-9   3-4   6-6   4-5  - 19-24
Roanoke.............  5-5   4-5   6-7   3-4  - 18-21

Extra-man opps         1     2     3     4    Total
---------------------------------------------------
Lynchburg College...  0-0   1-3   1-3   0-0  -  2-6
Roanoke.............  0-2   0-0   0-0   0-0  -  0-2


Saves by period       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Lynchburg College...  8  3  2  2 - 15
Roanoke.............  2  2  4  2 - 10





PENALTIES - LC 2/1:30; RC 6/6:00.
Officials:.
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
         #7 Lynchburg College vs #6 Roanoke (May 18, 2005 at Salem, VA)



Roanoke
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh GB  Face  Pen-Min
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G    38 Matt Madalon........         -   -   -   -  5   -
     11 Jon Mason...........         3   -   3   7  1   -
     16 Josh Bryant.........         -   -   -   -  3   -
     17 Zack Thomas.........         1   1   2   5  5   -
     21 Ben Love............         -   -   -   -  2   -
     23 Chris Keating.......         1   1   2   9  5  1-1
     27 Tug Schroeder.......         -   -   -   4  2   -
     32 Dan Reed............         1   1   2   8  4   -    1/ 1:00
     43 Tom Schaefer........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     45 Matt Duke...........         2   -   2   6  1   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     1  Pat Hurley..........         -   -   -   2  1   -
     3  Adam Leahy..........         -   1   1   2  2   -    2/ 2:00
     8  Ryan Wilkerson......         1   -   1   1  -   -
     13 Rich Li.............         -   -   -   -  1   -    2/ 2:00
     18 Brendan Moore.......         1   -   1   2  -   -
     19 Wes McFarlane.......         -   -   -   -  -   -    1/ 1:00
     24 Billy Cameron.......         -   -   -   -  9 13-20
     48 Nick Derby..........         -   -   -   -  -  0-2

        Totals..............        10   4  14  46 41 14-23  6/ 6:00

Roanoke
## Player                 MIN  GA Shots Saves
---------------------------------------------
38 Matt Madalon........  60:00  9    30    10


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
         #7 Lynchburg College vs #6 Roanoke (May 18, 2005 at Salem, VA)



Lynchburg College
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh GB  Face  Pen-Min
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G    1  Garrett Curran......         -   -   -   -  5   -    1/ 0:30
     5  Chad Clark..........         -   -   -   -  4   -
     10 Brian Kemper........         1   1   2   3  1   -
     13 Todd Collier........         -   -   -   -  1   -
     14 A.J. Tinklepaugh....         1   -   1   4  2   -
     19 Jacob Greer.........         -   -   -   -  3   -
     35 Ryan Cranston.......         1   -   1   1  2   -
     36 Billy McCulloch.....         2   -   2   3  -   -
     40 Scott McAlee........         -   -   -   2  5  9-23
     42 Brandon Uyeno.......         -   -   -   -  2   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     3  Brandon Fell........         -   -   -   -  2   -    1/ 1:00
     9  Andrew White........         -   -   -   -  3   -
     15 Pawel Godlewski.....         -   -   -   -  1   -
     16 Johnny Black........         1   -   1   4  -   -
     17 David Schnur........         -   -   -   -  -   -
     22 Adam Gift...........         1   -   1   5  -   -
     24 Stephen Weis........         -   -   -   1  -   -
     29 Brian McCulloch.....         1   1   2   1  1   -
     33 Ryan Quick..........         1   1   2   6  -   -

        Totals..............         9   3  12  30 32  9-23  2/ 1:30

Lynchburg College
## Player                 MIN  GA Shots Saves
---------------------------------------------
1  Garrett Curran......  59:29 10    44    14
17 David Schnur........   0:31  0     2     1


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
         #7 Lynchburg College vs #6 Roanoke (May 18, 2005 at Salem, VA)



SCORING SUMMARY:
    Prd  Time Team     Type Goal Scorer              Assists
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1.  1st 12:59 RC       EVEN Jon Mason                Chris Keating
2.  1st  9:57 LC       EVEN Ryan Quick               Unassisted
3.  1st  8:00 RC       EVEN Chris Keating            Zack Thomas
4.  1st  6:37 LC       EVEN A.J. Tinklepaugh         Unassisted
5.  2nd 10:27 RC       EVEN Zack Thomas              Unassisted
6.  2nd  9:29 LC       UP   Brian McCulloch          Ryan Quick
7.  3rd 13:44 RC       EVEN Matt Duke                Unassisted
8.  3rd  8:58 RC       EVEN Brendan Moore            Dan Reed
9.  3rd  8:04 LC       UP   Adam Gift                Brian McCulloch
10. 3rd  5:31 LC       EVEN Billy McCulloch          Unassisted
11. 3rd  4:58 RC       EVEN Jon Mason                Unassisted
12. 3rd  2:13 RC       EVEN Matt Duke                Unassisted
13. 4th 12:44 RC       EVEN Dan Reed                 Unassisted
14. 4th 11:02 LC       EVEN Ryan Cranston            Unassisted
15. 4th  8:34 LC       EVEN Johnny Black             Unassisted
16. 4th  6:42 RC       EVEN Ryan Wilkerson           Adam Leahy
17. 4th  3:53 LC       EVEN Billy McCulloch          Brian Kemper
18. 4th  1:09 LC       EVEN Brian Kemper             Unassisted
19. 4th  0:11 RC       EVEN Jon Mason                Unassisted

PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd Player               Team  Min Offense              Time
-------------------------------------------------------------
1st Garrett Curran       LC   0:30 HOLDING              09:04 PP
1st Brandon Fell         LC   1:00 UNNECESSARY ROUGHNES 01:40 PP
2nd Adam Leahy           RC   1:00 SLASHING             13:47 PP
2nd Rich Li              RC   1:00 ILLEGAL BODY CHECK   10:02 PP
2nd Rich Li              RC   1:00 SLASHING             09:13 PP
3rd Adam Leahy           RC   1:00 UNNECESSARY ROUGHNES 08:17 PP
3rd Dan Reed             RC   1:00 SLASHING             04:46 PP
3rd Wes McFarlane        RC   1:00 SLASHING             04:26 PP



-- Courtesy Roanoke