ASHLAND, Va. – Junior midfielder Dan Gallucci (Langley, VA / Langley) posted a team-high five goals with one assist to lead Randolph-Macon past Marywood 14-13 this afternoon on Day Field.
The Yellow Jackets (2-3) took the early edge as Jason Andrews (Hereford, MD) recorded the first goal of the game in the first minute of regulation. MU would respond, however, with four goals in the first period. R-MC retaliated with four goals of their own in the second stanza, only to fall short as the Pacers added five extra to lead 9-5 at intermission.
In the third period, the Jackets picked up four unanswered goals to tie the contest 9-9 with five minutes left in the quarter. Gallucci would notch his third goal to give R-MC its second lead of the day, and fifth unanswered goal. Joseph Edwards made two goals in that stretch while Andrews added one.
Marywood recorded one goal in the third to go on 2-0 run to regain the lead with 14 minutes left in regulation. Another R-MC four goal stretch would ensue, led by Gallucci with two goals while Edwards tallied his fourth goal next to Ryan Davidson (Logan Township, NJ / Kingsway Regional). The Pacers responded with two goals to fall 14-13.
Randolph-Macon controlled the offense, outshooting Marywood 48-32, winning 15-of-25 face-offs, and recording 15 more groundballs. Goals for today were awarded to Gallucci (5), Edwards (4), Andrews (3), and Davidson (2). Assists came from Andrews (2), Nick Benhoff (Pheonix, MD / Dulaney) (1), Nolan Clark (Annaplois, MD / St. Mary's) (1), Matt DeBiasse (Long Hill, NJ/ Watchung Hills) (1), Edwards (1), and Gallucci (1). Goalkeeper Brian Davies (Lynchburg, VA / E.C. Glass) recorded his second win with 10 saves.
The Randolph-Macon Men's Lacrosse team returns to Ashland Saturday, March 8 as they host Susquehanna for a 12:00 pm matchup.