No. 13 Roanoke Reels in the Marlins for ODAC Win

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Roanoke mounted 20 goals for the second time in the last three games with a 21-10 victory over Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC action Saturday afternoon. The Maroons, winners of three-straight, improve to 7-3 overall, 2-1 in the ODAC. The Marlins fall to 6-4, 2-2 in conference play.

Nick Pappas led all scorers with seven goals to lead the Marlins, but he had little help as the Maroons rolled to victory, outscoring them, 7-1 after the first 15-minutes of action. Roanoke mounted a nine-goal halftime advantage and extended the lead to 18-4 by the end of the third quarter to keep the Marlins at bay.

Joey Coretti tallied six goals for the second-straight game to tie a season-best along with two assists. Jeff Keating totaled three goals and a team-high four assists while Mike Hayden added three goals and three assists to his claim.

Conner DuBois scored twice, but his contribution was more valued at the face-off position, winning 10 of 15 attempts and collected 10 groundballs to lead the Maroons. Michael Packo scooped up six groundballs while Brayden Gerrie scored a goal, dished out an assist and collected four groundballs to pace Roanoke to their seventh win of the season.

Roanoke topped Virginia Wesleyan in shots (48-33), groundballs (61-45) and caused 35 turnovers. The Maroons were successful in 25 of 29 clear attempts and 5 of 9 in extra-man opportunities.

Mike Hardon earned the win between the pipes for Roanoke, coming up with nine saves while Charles Pease and Gil Long had a save each. Corey Bauer totaled 15 saves in goal for the Marlins.

The men are back on the road Wednesday as they travel to Lexington to take on Washington and Lee in a big ODAC contest. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


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