First place is on the line when RC hosts Generals

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Chad Fisher of Roanoke College moves the ball down the field.

First place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference will be on the line Saturday when Roanoke College plays host to Washington & Lee in men’s lacrosse. The game is scheduled for 2 pm at Kerr Stadium in Salem.

Coming into the week W&L was undefeated in the ODAC at 6-0. Roanoke was 6-1 with a loss to Lynchburg, and the Hornets were also 6-1 with a loss to Washington & Lee. So, unless there’s an upset along the way, the Maroons would throw the conference into a three-team tie at the top with a win Saturday.

The Maroons were 10-3 overall as they prepared to play at Bridgewater Wednesday. The Eagles were 2-4 in the ODAC and 6-7 overall, so Roanoke was a solid favorite in that game. Saturday’s game is the final regular season game for the Maroons, who had an easy time with Randolph-Macon last Saturday in a 17-6 win in Ashland.

With the win the Maroons extended their school record with their ninth consecutive 10 win season. Roanoke scored four goals in the first four and a half minutes of the game, getting tallies from Peter Lindley, two from Jason Sarro and one from IV Stucker.

Sarro finished with a team-high four goals. Cameron Linsley and Brendan Devane each had a hat trick, Stucker finished with two goals and three assists, while Jackson had a goal and two assists.

Ian Davies made six saves in 45 minutes of time between the pipes for RC. Burke McManus made two saves in 13 minutes of action.