ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – Randolph-Macon rallied from four goals down, scoring seven goals in the final quarter of play in a 12-10 victory over St. Mary's (Md.) Wednesday in St. Mary's City. Seniors Kyle Keepers (Roswell, GA / Roswell) and Miles Muncie (Midlothian, VA / Midlothian) each scored two in the final frame to help secure the victory.
Neither team scored for almost ten minutes of play; But with 5:48 remaining, St. Mary's got the first goal on the board in a man-up situation. R-MC (3-3) answered quickly as about a minute later, senior Alex Camilliere (Huntingtown, MD / Huntingtown) scored for R-MC on an unassisted play. The Seahawks (2-4) answered and added one as well, scoring two goals, one at 3:25 and 1:50 remaining. Not to be outdone, Muncie added a goal with just 40 seconds left to bring the game within one. Sophomore Colin DiSesa (Ashland, Va. / Hanover) got the credit for an assist for Muncie's goal. Muncie would total three in the game on eleven shots.
In the second, St. Mary's got another two goals in a row – these two coming at the 11:50 and 7:28 mark. Keepers scored his first of three in the game with 2:41 left in the period, sending a shot in unassisted to bring the score back within two. St. Mary's took a 5-3 lead into halftime.
Randolph-Macon drew first blood in the third as DiSesa scored on a Camilliere pass with 12:23 to go in the period. It would mark DiSesa's first of three in the game, one of three Yellow Jackets to attain the feat against the Seahawks. But St. Mary's went on a tear; the Seahawks scored three goals over three and a half minutes of play, taking their lead to 8-4. R-MC was not done for the quarter though; sophomore Ryan Tiffey (Colombia, Md. / Wilde Lake) took a pass in from DiSesa to cut the lead to 8-5 heading into the final period.
St. Mary's again used its advantage situations well. The Seahawks scored with a man-up early in the fourth quarter, making the lead return to four.
DiSesa began what would be a 7-1 run for R-MC with an unassisted goal at 12:27 in the first to bring the score within three.
Keepers kept the run going as he sent a pass from fellow senior Coleman Adams (Mechanicsville, VA / St. Christopher's) to cut the Seahawk lead to two. Minutes later at 7:27, DiSesa cut the lead to a single goal, taking a pass in from Keepers for his second fourth quarter goal. Both goals were in man-up advantage situations for R-MC.
St. Mary's added another goal with 6:30 remaining. But that would be their final goal of the match and finalize their goal count at ten.
R-MC, however, was not finished. Keepers scored with 4:18 left on an unassisted pass, bringing the score within one. Keepers connected up with Muncie for the equalizer as Randolph-Macon had the man-up advantage just moments laters.
Keepers was not done dishing out the strong passes. He connected with Tiffey for the go-ahead score with 1:49 left in the quarter. It marked Randolph-Macon's first lead of the game. Muncie finished out the game 30 seconds later as R-MC scored the final goal of the game after a pass from DiSesa with 1:10 to go, finalizing the score at 12-10 and marking the Yellow Jackets third win of the season.
Besides their three goals each, Keepers and DiSesa each tallied three assists. DiSesa now has eight assists on the seasons, while Keepers and Camilliere each have seven goals, sharing the team's second place. Muncie leads the team with 15 goals, finishing tonight with three on eight shots on goal. He added a caused turnover. R-MC outshot St. Mary's 37-23.
Junior Joe Maranto (Joppa, Md. / Fallston) won 19 of 24 faceoffs, while leading the team defensively with 11 ground balls. Senior Kyle Geblein (Hagerstown, MD / Smithsburg) led the team on defense as well with three caused turnovers.
In goal, junior Chris Cerrina (Ridgewood, NJ / Ridgewood) made six saves on 16 shots.
Randolph-Macon faces preseason ODAC favorite Hampden-Sydney on Saturday at 1:00 PM.