Senior Mike Marson scored three goals and added one assist and Miles Davis and Owen Dingman each scored twice to lead the University of Mary Washington men's lacrosse team to a 13-12 win over Randolph-Macon College on Wednesday afternoon at a chilly Battleground. UMW head coach Drew Delaney picks up his first win as mentor of the Eagle program.
In a tight contest that remained close throughout, UMW took the lead on a Davis man up goal with 7:57 remaining in the first. After a Yellow Jacket score, Conor Healy scored on a Davis feed with 2:46 to play to put UMW back in front.
RMC closed the quarter with a score and added another with 13:58 left in the second to take a 3-2 lead, Dingman scored his first tally with 9:23 left. The Yellow Jackets answered with a pair of scores to up their advantage to 5-3, but the Eagles scored on a Josh Lambert goal with 6:02 left, and tied the score on Davis' second tally with 5:04 remaining.
Randolph-Macon sandwiched a pair of goals around a Dingman score, and the guests led at intermission, 7-6.
After RMC scored to start the third, UMW rallied for five of the next six goals. Jack Carver scored on a Vince Smiroldo assist with 8:39 left, and Marson followed with 1:43 left in the third. RMC scored to open the fourth, but goals from Marson with 10:00 left, Eli Ayer with 9:54 left, and Drew Carlson with 8:45 to go gave UMW a 12-9 advantage.
The Yellow Jackets scored to cut the margin to 12-10, but soph Shane McKenzie scored the eventual game winner with 4:40 remaining on a Carlson assist. The Yellow Jackets scored twice late, but their final attempt was taken away in the final seconds.
The Eagles led in shots, 38-35, and in ground balls, 52-44. Sam Wasson had 11 saves in goal for UMW, while Brian Davies had 12 for RMC.
UMW will be back in action on February 22, when they visit Albright at 4 p.m.