Randolph-Macon Topples Neumann for Sixth Win

ASHLAND, VA Billy Rowe scored four goals, while Jake Leddy and Josh Merwin each added three strikes as Randolph-Macon topped Neumann 19-7 Saturday afternoon in men's lacrosse action on Ashland.

R-MC (6-5) also got a pair of scores from Tyler Midwinter, Taylor Wicke and Brian Rowe in the victory. Midwinter dished out four assists and Leddy added three helpers to his hat trick as well. Adam Liberto and Jason Crawford split time in net for R-MC, combing 14 saves in the win.

Justin Malikoux who scored two goals in the loss led Neumann (2-8). Andrew Neubaur played the entire game in the cage for the Knights, making 14 saves.

Wicke and Egan got R-MC out to an early leady with back-to-back goals 2:44 into the contest, before Mailkoux got the Knights on the board at the 11:40 mark of the opening quarter.

R-MC would get two goals from Billy Rowe and tallies from Kevin Patton and Leddy to open up a 6-1 advantage after the first 15 minutes of play.

The Yellow Jackets pushed their advantage to 10-1, scoring the first four goals of the second quarter before Neumann cut the lead to 10-2 on a Steve Lis goal with 4:10 to play in the half.

Midwinter and Wicke each scored in the final 1:30 of the second, to send the teams to the locker room with R-MC up 12-2.

R-MC tacked on to their lead with four, third quarter goals, with scores from from Brian Rowe, Billy Rowe, Merwin and Midwinter, pushing its lead to 16-4 after three quarters.

The Jackets outshot Neumann 58-26 and won the ground ball game 42-40.

Randolph-Macon will be back in action next Saturday at No. 7 Roanoke at 1:00 p.m. in Salem.

2010-04-10



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