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Nicholas, Cappadora Score for R-MC Field Hockey vs. VWC

Kaitee Nicholas about to shoot the ball from the top of the circle
Kaitee Nicholas about to shoot the ball from the top of the circle

ASHLAND, Va. – Senior Kaitee Nicholas (Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood) scored at the end of the first half and junior Victoria Cappadora (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) tallied a goal in the second half for the Randolph-Macon field hockey team before Virginia Wesleyan rallied for a 3-2 overtime ODAC win Wednesday evening at Day Field.

The Yellow Jackets (1-10, 0-5 ODAC) were awarded a penalty corner as time expired in the first half. A foul on the Marlins (4-7, 2-2 ODAC) gave R-MC a second penalty corner. Nicholas finished from 15 yards out on a pass from senior Skyler Seligman (Norfolk, Va./Granby) as the Yellow Jackets took a 1-0 lead at intermission.

Junior Sara Sprinkel (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) fed Cappadora in front of the goal in the 49th minute as the Yellow Jackets built a 2-0 lead.

VWC tallied its first goal in the 59th minute and collected the equalizer with 4:40 left in regulation. The Marlins recorded the game-winner 1:39 into overtime.

R-MC finished with 13 shots, including seven on goal. Seligman had four shots, all on goal, while Nicholas added four shots, two on goal.

Junior Kelsey Stanley (Bumpass, Va./Louisa County) registered nine saves for the home team.

Randolph-Macon returns to action on Friday, Oct. 14, hosting Mary Washington at 7 p.m. on Day Field.