ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon men's lacrosse took at 4-2 lead into the halftime intermission against Washington and Lee Saturday afternoon; But the strong first two quarters gave way to the W&L offense in the second half as the Generals downed R-MC 12-6 in conference action at Day Field.
Senior Tyee Buttrey (Damascus, MD / Damascus) got R-MC on the board and kicked off a big quarter for the Yellow Jackets with his score at 7:51 remaining in the first quarter. About two minutes later, fellow senior Kyle Keepers (Roswell, GA / Roswell) added his own goal to put R-MC up 2-0.
Following a timeout and the faceoff, W&L put its first points on the board with a goal at 5:29 remaining in the period.
But Randolph-Macon kept its attack up. Sophomore Ryan Tiffey (Colombia, Md. / Wilde Lake) took a pass from sophomore Colin DiSesa (Ashland, Va. / Hanover) into the net for his 11th goal of the season. It also marked DiSesa's 11th assist of 2018. W&L got a score before the period closed out, sending it to the second frame with a 3-2 R-MC lead.
The second quarter was marked by strong defense on both sides, with both teams struggling to find the net. Senior Miles Muncie (Midlothian, VA / Midlothian) scored on a deflected shot by DiSesa as time expired to send the Yellow Jackets into the intermission with a two goal advantage, 4-2.
But the Generals would shut out the Yellow Jackets in the third quarter, while scoring five goals of their own, including four with under 5:00 to play and one as time expired in a man-up situation. W&L had the three-goal lead heading into the final quarter.
A minute into the period, W&L continued to make its halftime adjustments known. Senior Charlie Cory scored a minute into the period, doubling the score to 8-4. Cory would score again in the period and assist on a goal at 9:51 as well.
R-MC senior Alex Camilliere (Huntingtown, MD / Huntingtown) scored a goal in the midst of the W&L run, putting the ball in the net with 12:38 remaining. It marked his tenth goal of the season. Senior Coleman Adams (Mechanicsville, VA / St. Christopher's) scored with :25 remaining, but with five W&L goals in each of the final two frames, it was too much for R-MC to overcome as the Generals tallied the 12-6 win.
Junior goalkeeper Chris Cerrina (Ridgewood, NJ / Ridgewood) registered 13 saves while playing all 60 minutes. Also with a strong defensive game was sophomore Tyler Flora (Mechanicsville, Va. / Hanover), who delivered a pair of caused turnovers and six ground balls. Adams also picked up four ground balls and junior Austin Evans (Glen Allen, VA / Glen Allen) collected three.
W&L outshot R-MC 35-24, including 19-9 in the second half.
Randolph-Macon will face Marymount (Va.) in a prime time match on Wednesday at Day Field at 4:00 PM.