Visiting Marywood Sets the Pace Over Shenandoah

WINCHESTER, Va. - Visiting Marywood University clinched the second seed at the upcoming CSAC men's lacrosse tournament with a 13-6 win over Shenandoah in the regular season finale for both schools Saturday.

Marywood (10-5, 5-1 CSAC) never trailed after scoring at 6:25 of the first, but needed a five-goal run in the middle of the contest to finally put Shenandoah (1-14, 0-6) away.

The Hornets played the Pacers virtually even until the middle of the second quarter; after Sean Mack tallied for the hosts off of a Courtney Ledden feed at 8:17 of the second, SU found itself down just 4-3.

Unfortunately for the Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium faithful, Marywood reeled off five straight over the next 11:29 of game time to pull away from the Hornets.

Until William Roerden set up his brother, Brian Roerden with 2:29 to play in the second, Shenandoah had been within two goals of the Pacers.

Sophomore Bryan Pope finally snapped the scoreless streak with his goal at 8:12 of the third, but SU would get no closer than six goals the rest of the way.

William Roerden led the victors with four goals and one assist while Brian Roerden added three goals.

Pope had two goals for the hosts with Ledden adding two assists and Mack a goal and an assist.

Marywood outshot the Hornets 41-31, had a 45-26 advantage in groundballs and won 16 of 23 draws.

This game concludes Shenandoah's season.

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Winchester, VA Senior attackman William Roerden scored four goals, including the 100th of his career, and added an assist to lead Marywood University to a 13-6 victory over Shenandoah University in the Colonial States Athletic Conference regular season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon. Twin brother Brian Roerden added three goals as Marywood completed their third-straight double-digit win season while improving to 10-5 overall and 5-1 in conference play.

Goals by Brian Roerden and Riley Dobel gave Marywood a 2-0 lead with 3:55 to play in the first quarter before Tyler Keegan got one back for Shenandoah with 1:37 to play in the opening period. William Roerden netted his first goal of the game off an assist from George Downey IV just 22 seconds into the second quarter on an extra-man opportunity for the Pacers. The Hornets sandwiched a pair of goals around a Joe LaBella tally to cut their deficit to 4-3 with 8:17 to play in the second quarter, but Marywood got the final three goals of the half from the Roerden brothers, including two from Brian and one from William, to hold a 7-3 lead at the break.

The Pacers stretched their lead to 9-3 with the first three goals of the third quarter, with Brian Roerden, Nick Parks, and Marcus Janda all finding net. Bryan Pope's second goal of the game at the 8:12 mark interrupted the Pacers' run, but William Roerden's third goal of the contest with 4:53 showing on the clock gave the visitors a 10-4 advantage heading into the final 15 minutes of play.

Janda netted his second goal of the contest four minutes into the fourth quarter before Mac Hedrick responded just over a minute and a half later. William Roerden's fourth goal of the game, assisted by Chris Riley with 4:20 to play, gave Marywood a 12-5 lead and the senior attackman the 100th goal of his collegiate career, joining Parks as the only two Pacers to reach the milestone.

LaBella potted his second goal of the afternoon with 2:52 to play while Shenandoah's PJ Cooper rounded out the scoring with an unassisted tally with just over a minute to play.

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