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Maroons hammer Cabrini, move up to third in lax poll

The Roanoke College men’s lacrosse will be the third ranked team in Division III when they play host to Dickinson College on Saturday afternoon at Kerr Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. The Maroons are currently 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in ODAC play.

Mike Hayden of RC hangs on to the ball despite being pushed to the ground in last Saturday's win over Cabrini. - Photo by Brian Hoffman
Mike Hayden of RC hangs on to the ball despite being pushed to the ground in last Saturday's win over Cabrini. - Photo by Brian Hoffman

Gettysburg (4-0) claimed top-billing in this week’s poll, jumping two spots past Stevenson (4-0), which remained at the the second spot. The Bullets downed previously unbeaten and number one Cortland, 7-5, last week.

Salisbury stayed fourth and Cortland dropped to fifth in the weekly survey.

Roanoke defeated Cabrini as the Cavaliers dropped to number 18 while ODAC-member Washington & Lee (5-0) leaped from 10th-to-eighth in the rankings.

The Maroons have outscored their opponents, 114-31 with a 93-19 advantage after the first three quarters. The Maroons have put up 287 shots in four games while allowing only 139. Their first test of the season against then number 13 Cabrini proved to be a successful one, winning by 14 goals, 21-7, for their fourth 20-goal game of the season.

Cabrini’s Andrew Protenic scored the first goal of the contest just under three minutes to take the early advantage. Roanoke answered back less than a minute later, as Jeff Keating took a feed from Will Fletcher to start the Maroons on what would be 10 unanswered goals.

The Maroons continued to keep their high-octane offense in high gear, scoring 10 of the ensuing 14 goals to up their lead to 20-5 early in the fourth period.

Nine different Maroons had at least one goal, including Keating, who scored two goals and dished out two assists. Ashton Hotchkiss and Steve Furdock each had had two goals and an assist each, while Justin Tuma scored three goals and picked up six ground balls.

Freshman Richard Lachlan scored two goals to give him 14 on the season, which is good for second on the team. Jake Dorsey was on fire for the Maroons between the pipes, allowing only six goals with a season-high 17 saves.

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