Visiting Randolph-Macon Stings Shenandoah

WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Randolph-Macon College turned in a strong defensive effort Wednesday afternoon in a 7-3 non-league men's lacrosse victory over future ODAC foe Shenandoah.

The Yellow Jackets (4-1) held Shenandoah without a goal for the opening 36:28 of play on their way to the four-goal victory.

R-MC only led 4-0 when junior P.J. Cooper snapped the Hornets scoreless string with a goal off of a Mac Hedrick assist at 8:32 of the third, but SU could not make any additional headway.

Macon answered with a Taylor Wicke tally 34 seconds before the end of the third, and eventually scored three of the game's final five goals to clinch the victory.

Tim Rowe had what proved to be the game-winning goal for the 'Jackets when he scored unassisted at the 32-second mark of the second.

This goal capped a 4-0 R-MC run to start the contest. Macon led 1-0 after the first and scored twice in the first 2:43 of the second quarter to take a 3-0 lead.

Junior Gregory Love paced SU with two goals; Cooper assisted on the first of Love's two goals to give both players two points on the day.

The Yellow Jackets outshot Shenandoah 30-25 and won the groundball battle 30-27.

The two goalies, Ryan Reechia (R-MC) and Andrew Fleischmann (SU) both had 11 saves.

The Hornets complete this season-opening homestand on Saturday with a 1:00 non-league game against Oberlin.

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WINCHESTER, VA The Randolph-Macon Men's Lacrosse team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 7-3 victory over Shenandoah University on Wednesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets' Tim Rowe and Jake Leddy each had two goals in the win, while Tyler Midwinter had one goal and added an assist for R-MC. Ryan Reechia made his first collegiate start in the cage for R-MC, stopping 11 shots on the afternoon.

Taylor Wicke fed Leddy for the first score of the game just over seven minutes into the first quarter. The scored stayed 1-0 until the 14:31 mark of the second stanza, when Brian Rowe took a pass from Midwinter to double the R-MC advantage.

Tim Rowe then struck for his two tallies of the game, sending the Jackets to the intermission with a 4-0 lead after he scored with just 32 seconds left in the opening half.

SU's (0-4)PJ Cooper opened up the second half scoring, getting the Hornets on the board with 8:31 to play in the third quarter and making the score 4-1.

Wicke pushed the R-MC advantage to 5-1 with a score with 34 seconds to go in the third, before Midwinter tallied a man up goal 18 seconds into the fourth quarter to extend the Jackets lead to 6-1.

Randolph-Macon will be back in action on Saturday when it hosts King's College at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

2011-03-09



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