After a slow start, No. 19 Roanoke pulls away from Sewanee

After a slow start, No. 19 Roanoke pulls away from Sewanee

SEWANEE, Tenn. (March 4, 2017) – Two seasons ago, the Sewanee men's lacrosse team earned its best win in program history when the Tigers defeated Roanoke at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium. On Saturday, for a quarter, it seemed like the Tigers might have that same magic in 2017. However, after a slow start, the Maroons stormed back for a 14-5 win on the campus of the University of the South.

With the loss, Sewanee is now 2-2 this season. The nationally-ranked Maroons are 3-1 with their lone loss coming against Denison in double overtime.

After Roanoke scored the first goal, Sewanee's offense got going. The Tigers tied the game when Tristan Robinson netted a goal from Hayden Byrd midway through the first. Late in the quarter, Sewanee took a 2-1 lead when Pat DiMento fired home an unassisted goal.

Unfortunately, Roanoke answered back with goals by Jason Sarro, Brendan Devane, Peter Lindley, and IV Stucker in the second.

The Maroons kept rolling after halftime outscoring the Tigers, 8-3. The three Sewanee goals came from Hayden Hunt and Robinson.

Overall, Roanoke outshot Sewanee 47-33. The Maroons also finished with more clears and edged Sewanee in groundballs, 45-44.

Individually, Hunt and Robinson paced Sewanee with two goals.

Sewanee returns to action with a 4:00 p.m. match against Albion, Wednesday.

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