SALEM, Va. – Senior attackman Richard Lachlan scored with 5:09 remaining to lift 13th-ranked Roanoke to a 9-8 victory over ninth-ranked Washington and Lee in ODAC men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Kerr Stadium.
Neither team led by more than a goal in the contest and the Maroons (13-3, 9-0) used a 2-0 advantage in the second quarter to assume a 4-3 lead heading into the halftime break.
After the half, the Generals (11-3, 5-2) used a two-goal run to take the lead back (5-4) with 9:58 to play in the third quarter. Senior attackman Jack Switala (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) scored off a feed from senior midfielder Luke Heinsohn (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant) at 10:50 and then senior attackman Mac Means (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) found rope man-up off an assist from Switala 52 seconds later for the lead.
Each team scored two more times in the quarter, including a second score by Switala, as the Generals carried a 7-6 lead into the final 15 minutes of play.
Roanoke knotted the score at 7-7 with 11:51 to play when senior attackman Conner DuBois scored unassisted. However, the Generals went back up just nine seconds later when junior midfielder Jared Mitchell (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) won the ensuing faceoff and scored himself for an 8-7 lead. The Maroons tied it up at the 9:23 mark when first-year attackman Will Pilat scored man-up from DuBois, setting up Lachlan's game-winner.
Roanoke held a 36-33 advantage on shots, while the Generals posted a 25-20 edge on ground balls. W&L also won 12-of-21 faceoffs.
Switala paced the W&L offense with two goals and one assist, while Means had two goals. Sophomore midfielder Garrett Paglia (Forest Hill, Md./Gilman) had one goal and one assist, and Heinsohn tallied two helpers. Sophomore Warren Berenis (Ocoee, Fla./Lake Highland Prep) was solid in goal, recording 14 saves.
Lachlan scored three goals to lead Roanoke. Senior midfielder Tyler Cockey totaled two goals and one assist, while DuBois had one goal and three assists. Junior goalkeeper Charles Pease logged 14 saves in net.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Shenandoah for a 7:00 pm contest.