Roanoke College’s Ian Davies has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week after the Maroons beat nationally ranked Christopher-Newport and conference rival Lynchburg.
Davies, a junior from Ambler, Pa., combined for 35 saves the wins for nationally 18th-ranked Roanoke. Davies opened with 16 saves in the Maroons 9-8 victory over nationally 15th-ranked Christopher Newport. He registered 10 of his saves in the second-half as Roanoke outscored CNU, 6-3, to erase a 5-3 halftime deficit.
Davies was back in front of the net in the Maroons 13-11 triumph over Lynchburg Saturday night. He registered 19 saves for the contest, including seven in the second quarter in which RC outscored LC, 5-1. He also came away with eight second-half stops, including five in the final frame. For the season, Davies leads the ODAC in both saves (135) and save percentage (.587).
The win over Lynchburg was a big one for RC, as the Maroons stayed in the hunt for a top seed in the tournament with a 3-1 ODAC record. The Maroons are 8-3 overall.
Jason Sarro opened the scoring just over two minutes into the contest with a goal off a pass from Tommy McAleer. Lynchburg used a 3-1 run in the middle of the first quarter before a goal from Brendan Devane tied the game at 3-3 with 5:19 left in the quarter.
Roanoke scored three straight goals to open the second quarter capped by a strike from Sarro at 6:13 to take a 6-3 lead. Daniel Kravit and Garritt Schwarz scored just over a minute apart in the final 2:24 of the half to send Roanoke into the intermission with an 8-4 advantage.
Lynchburg used a 3-0 run, with a pair of goals coming from Colin McGuire, to close the third quarter and the gap to 10-9 RC. In the fourth quarter, Devane notched a goal, assisted by Hayden Miller, to make it 11-9 with 7:40 remaining. IV Stucker followed with a goal at 6:17 to extend it to 12-9. Devane scored Roanoke’s final goal of the night to secure the win and make it a 13-10 game with one minute left in regulation.
Roanoke was scheduled to host Guilford on Wednesday of this week, and Saturday they’re at Hampden-Sydney for a key ODAC game. The Tigers are tied with RC for second place in the ODAC, one game behind Washington & Lee.