No. 7 Maroons Edge No. 12 Generals to Wear ODAC Crown

SALEM, Va. -- In a match that was as tight as it was the first time these two teams played this season, Roanoke won its 18th ODAC championship after defeating Washington & Lee, 10-9, on Sunday.

The Maroons own a 15-3 record as they enter the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament via the conference's automatic bid. The Generals cap the conference postseason with a15-4 mark. Selections for the national tourney are at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday evening on www.ncaa.com.

Conner DuBois scored the first goal of the game at the 10:59 mark, off of an assist by Mike Hayden, taking the early lead. The Generals' All-ODAC selection, Cameron Dabir, scored the equalizer less than a minute later. The teams then traded one goal each over the final 10 minutes of the quarter, including a goal from ODAC Player of the Year, Richard Lachlan.

Lachlan opened up the second quarter with three consecutive goals, the last one marking his 50th tally of the season. With those three goals, Roanoke took a 5-2 lead over Washington and Lee. The Generals scored their first goal of the second period as Cooper Brown found the back of the net with 8:08 to play. The teams went back and forth scoring over the final eight minutes of the half, as Hayden and DuBois each scored for the Maroons. For Washington and Lee, Dabir netted a goal and Brown scored the last goal of the half as Roanoke entered the break with a 7-5 lead.

Tyler McWilliams scored the first goal of the third quarter off of an assist from Will Pilat, his 19th of the season. Hayden scored once more with 7:46 to play in the period, netting his 20th goal of the year. The Generals scored with 3:33 to go in the third, as Dabir notched his third goal of the game.

Washington and Lee outscored Roanoke 3-1 in the fourth quarter. Tyler Goldman scored for the Generals in the first 40 seconds of the period, pulling W&L within two, 9-7. Roanoke widened the gap as Pilat scored for the Maroons with 12:58 on the clock. W&L's Joe Wood made it a two-goal game with 6:40 to play, and Dabir brought the Generals to within one with his fourth goal of the game with 3:14 to go. However, that would be the final score of the game, securing the league crown for the Maroons.

RC was led in scoring by Lachlan, who tallied four goals on the afternoon. He was followed by Hayden and DuBois, each finishing the contest with two goals. Hayden and Pilat both recorded three assists. Charles Pease picked up the win in goal, playing all 60 minutes and tallying 14 saves.

Dabir was the top goal-scorer for the Generals, tallying four goals on the afternoon. Brown and Wood each deposited two into the RC net. Brown also led the team with two assists. Warren Berenis played all 60 minutes between the pipes, tallying nine saves in the loss.

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SALEM, Va. Seventh-ranked and top-seeded Roanoke broke open a 2-2 game with a three-goal run in the second quarter en route to posting a 10-9 victory over 12th-ranked and third-seeded Washington and Lee in the ODAC championship game on Sunday afternoon at Kerr Stadium.

The Generals (15-4) knotted the game at 2-2 with 2:55 left in the opening quarter when junior midfielder Joe Wood (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored unassisted on an extra-man advantage. However, the Maroons (15-3) seized control of the contest with their aforementioned run that began just seven seconds into the second period. Senior attackman Richard Lachlan scored all three goals in a span of 4:06, the last occurring man-up with 10:47 left in the half for a 5-2 lead.

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