That would be defenseman Taylor Love, who took a role in Roanoke emerging with a 5-2 victory over the Fayetteville Marksmen in front of 4,388 noisy fans.
Photos by Don Petersen | Special to The Roanoke Times Buy Now Roanoke goalie Matt Zenzola (31) deflects Fayetteville’s Chris Porter’s (14) shot as Roanoke’s Ben Bauer (21) defends n the first period at the Berglund Center Friday night
The home squad maintained at least a two-goal cushion after the 18:40 mark of the first period.
Riley Spraggs had the other Dawgs score. He and Mele, Roanoke’s two leading scorers, have been thorns for Fayetteville this season. Spraggs has six goals and two assists in eight games against the Marksmen. Mele has five goals and six assists.