ASHLAND, Va. – Eight different Yellow Jackets scored a goal, and four Randolph-Macon Men's Lacrosse players scored more than once as R-MC controlled its Saturday afternoon conference match with Guilford from start-to-finish.
Score: Randolph-Macon 15, Guilford 3
Location/Venue: Ashland, Va./Day Field
Records: Randolph-Macon (5-2, 1-1 ODAC), Guilford (4-3, 0-2 ODAC)
How It Happened
- R-MC kept Guilford off the board for nearly all of the first half. R-MC got the scoring started in the first quarter as freshman Andrew Tiffey (Columbia, MD / Wilde Lake) took a pass from junior Colin DiSesa (Ashland, VA / Hanover) and sent it into the cage for the score. Tiffey then assisted on a goal about five minutes later, as with 7:26 to go, he connected with his brother, junior Ryan Tiffey (Columbia, MD / Wilde Lake) for the goal. DiSesa finished the quarter with two goals in a row, a little under a minute apart as R-MC led 4-0 heading into the second frame.
- In the second quarter, the Tiffeys connected for the second time as Andrew sent a pass over to Ryan, scoring with 11:46 remaining in the period. The offenses went quiet for about eight minutes of play, until it was ended by two quick scores by R-MC. The first was handled by junior Brendan Markovic (Westminster, MD / Winters Mill), who took to the cage all by himself to give R-MC the 6-0 lead. Seconds later, Andrew Tiffey took a pass from DiSesa and sent it into the back of the net, giving R-MC the 7-0 advantage. Guilford got one goal before the end of the half, but Randolph-Macon kept its commanding lead heading into halftime.
- In the third frame, Andrew Tiffey scored with 11:27 to go in the period after an assist from Markovic. Guilford got another goal back seconds later, but R-MC closed the frame out with another pair of goals in quick succession. Markovic scored his second of the day in a man-up situation. That was followed by a goal from junior Tyler Flora (Mechanicsville, VA / Hanover) just moments later as R-MC took a 10-2 lead with about 4:50 to go in the quarter.
- Markovic continued his connection with the cage. He scored a pair to start out the fourth quarter. His first came around 13:40 to go in the period and followed that up about three minutes later with another goal, giving R-MC the ten-goal lead. A minute after Markovic's second of the frame, R-MC junior James Mahan (Salem, VA / Salem) scored after Markovic gave Mahan an assisting pass. Markovic also assisted on the next R-MC goal, which came with 6:31 to go in the period. Markovic passed over to junior Davis Hitt (Annapolis, MD / Annapolis), who scored his first goal of the season. R-MC closed out its scoring for the day about a minute and a half later, when with 4:55 to go, freshman Jack Averna (Warrenton, VA / Fauquier) scored his first collegiate goal. Guilford added a last goal in a man-up situation with seven seconds remaining in the contest.
Inside The Numbers
- Markovic finished with seven points on the match, tallying four goals and three assists. Andrew Tiffey also tallied five points on three goals and two assists. He led the team in shots with ten shots and six shots on goal. Markovic had eight shots, with five coming on goal as well.
- Flora led the team with seven ground balls, many of them coming following face-offs. Andrew Tiffey also collected four ground balls, as did junior Dan Muller (Glen Allen, VA / Glen Allen).
- Markovic and Muller led the team with three caused turnovers each. DiSesa, senior Cole Churchill (Hillsborough, NC / Cedar Ridge) and junior Camden Stramanak (Annapolis, MD / Annapolis) each added two and seniors Austin Evans (Glen Allen, VA / Glen Allen) and Matt Surock (Baltimore, MD / Loch Raven) each had one.
- Senior Chris Cerrina (Ridgewood, NJ / Ridgewood) made five saves facing seven shots in the game, while freshman Tommy Kane (Crofton, MD / DeMartha) made a save as well.
- Muller was 14-17 at the faceoff X today.
- Markovic's seven points today marks his new career-high for points.
Randolph-Macon will travel to Ferrum on Saturday, March 23 to face the Panthers at 2:00 PM. R-MC will return home on Wednesday, March 27 to face William Peace at 7:00 PM. NOTE: The start time for the William Peace match had been listed in schedule cards and programs as 4:00 PM, however the correct time is 7:00 PM.