Written by Katherine Clatterbuck
Last Saturday, March 6th, Kerr Stadium saw a doubleheader between the women and men’s lacrosse team versus the Christopher Newport Captains. Thankfully, fans are allowed for outside sports, allowing many from the Roanoke community to support our lacrosse teams. Starting the day, women’s lacrosse gained a quick lead over the Captains, led by Emerson Foster. Joining Foster in goals were Ellie Armstrong and Riley Chase. Going into the half leading 9-6, the Maroons were dominating in both the offensive and defensive zones. The second half saw goals from Janna Kuczo, Lilly Blair, and Emerson Foster. Blair finished the game with an impressive 4 goals, while Foster had 6, both players receiving ODAC Player of the Week since. Senior Carly Schoudel had 9 saves for the Maroons, assisting in the team’s 15-10 win over the Captains. The women Maroons now have a 2-0 record after their away win over Southern Virginia this past Tuesday. Hopefully, this winning streak will stay alive as the team faces Meredith College on March 24th in another away game.
Following the women’s game, the men had a heartbreaking loss to the Captains, ending the game at 17-6. The first period saw 4 visitor goals, leaving the Maroons 4-0 going into the second period. Luca Docking and George Gilbert were among the first to score in the second period, helping the Maroons end the first half with a score of 7-2. The second half would open with 5 visitor goals, broadening the deficit against Roanoke. Ethan Caldwell would score twice for Roanoke in the second half, with goals also by Owen Curry and Wyatt Whitlow. Other standout players included Luke Kammerman with 2 assists and Matt Federau with 18 saves to hold on to Roanoke’s place in the game. Elliot Adams and Luca Docking also picked up assists during the game. Unfortunately, the 11 point deficit for Roanoke came during the fourth period, as the Captains had 7 goals. Men’s lacrosse holds a record of 1-1 as they look towards their next game on March 13th at Bridgewater College.