April 19, 2003
Down 4-3 at halftime, the VMI lacrosse team (4-7, 4-3
MAAC) used a six-goal third quarter to defeat Siena (1-10, 1-6 MAAC) at an
overcast and damp Patchin Field on Saturday afternoon. The Keydets were
paced by a pair of sophomore midfielders: Erik Rohrmann (Ridgefield, Conn./
Ridgefield) and Gabe McCaig (Painted Post, N.Y./ Corning West) who combined
for seven goals in the victory on senior day. The win snapped a four-game
losing streak for VMI and a six-game streak in which the Keydets played in
games decided by one goal.
The teams played an even (2-2) first quarter and the Saints won the second
quarter (2-1) to take a 4-3 lead into the halftime break.
VMI then exploded for six goals in the third stanza, behind the strength of
five different goal scorers to take a 9-5 lead at the end of the third
quarter. Junior attackman Leo McInerney (Syracuse, N.Y./ Marcellus) scored
two goals in the final 2:48 of the quarter to push the two-goal lead to
The fourth quarter saw both teams score three goals, with Rohrmann scoring
two of his quartet of goals in the final 10 minutes of the game as VMI
preserved the four-goal victory.
Rohrmann led the Keydets in scoring with a career-high four goals. McCaig
scored three goals and notched an assist.
The Saints were led by junior attackman Daniel Wolpert, who scored two goals and notched two assists. Philip Ferrara also has two goals on the afternoon.
Both teams featured six different goal scorers.
VMI senior goalkeeper Brian Ward (Novi, Mich./ Novi) made eight saves in his
final game at Patchin Field. Siena's freshman John Bamford made nine saves
on the day.
VMI 12, Siena 8
1 2 3 4 OT Final Record
Siena 2 2 1 3 -- 8 (1-10, 1-6 MAAC)
VMI 2 1 6 3 -- 12 (4-7, 4-3 MAAC)
VMI - Erik Rohrmann 4, Gabe McCaig 3, Leo McInerney 2, Brian Niven 1, Dan
Belzer 1, Matt Dixson 1.
Siena - Philip Ferrara
2, Daniel Wolpert
2, Eric Morrissey
1, Tom Nally
1, Greg Powell
VMI - Will Collier 1, Tim Erwin 1, Gabe McCaig 1.
Siena - Daniel Wolpert 2, Paul Wolpert 1, Peter Green 1, Eric Morrissey 1,
Christopher Padden 1.
Shots - VMI 33, Siena 27
Ground Balls - VMI 40, Siena 34
Faceoffs Won - W&L 14, Siena 10
Goalie Saves - Siena 9 (John Bamford 9), VMI 8 (Brian Ward 8)
Clears - Siena 15 of 22 attempts, VMI 19 of 27 attempts
Extra Man Scoring - VMI 1 of 2, Siena 0 of 3
Penalties - Siena 2 for 1:30, VMI 3 for 1:30