R-MC Scores Last Three Goals to Upset VWC

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Randolph-Macon scored the final three goals of the fourth quarter Wednesday to upset the host Marlins 17-16 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play on Foster Field at the Trinder Center.

It was a loss that dropped VWC's overall record to 8-6, while R-MC improved to 8-8. Both teams are now 4-4 in the league.

Virginia Wesleyan entered the fourth quarter leading 14-12 and opened up a three-goal spread when senior Mikey Connors (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) scored an unassisted goal with 10:51 remaining to be played. But, R-MC scored the next two goals to cut the gap to 15-14 with 8:19 on the clock.

Nick Pappas (Edgewater, Md./South River) answered for Virginia Wesleyan to give the Marlins a 16-14 lead with 4:37 remaining. But, R-MC scored the next three goals to take the win.

The game was tied seven times and featured five lead changes. R-MC's largest lead was 7-4 in the second quarter. VWC rookie Josh Currier (Peterborough, Ontario/Holy Cross-Hill Academy) scored the final goal of the half however, to create an 8-8 tie at the break.

R-MC finished with a 57-43 advantage in shots, while VWC held a 47-44 advantage in ground balls. Connors picked up 10 ground balls for the Marlins.

Currier and Pappas led VWC with four goals each. Joe Papetti (Edgewater, Md./South River) added three. Connors finished with two and Chad Kooser (Ferndale, Md./North County), Tim Gunn (Sparks, Md./Hereford) and Jake Schulz (Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak) added one each.

Robert Fox (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) scored four goals for R-MC and Justin Butler (Ocean City, Md./Worcester Prep) recorded three assists for the Yellow Jackets.

VWC senior goalie Corey Bauer (Lititz, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) recorded 14 saves for the Marlins. Thomas Smith (Richmond/Benedictine) finished with eight saves for R-MC.

Virginia Wesleyan closes the regular season on Saturday, April 27 at Guilford College taking on the Quakers at 1:00 p.m. in ODAC action.

2013-04-25



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