ROANOKE, Va. – Randolph-Macon doubled its win total from 2016 in a solid 2017 outing. But it was not enough to defeat the ODAC Tournament's #3 seed, Roanoke, in a 7-0 loss in quarterfinal action on Tuesday night.
Roanoke opened the scoring about in the 14th minute with a goal by Emilee Wooten, one of the top scorers in the ODAC. RC scored a second time in the 24th minute, this time by Lauren Heffron. Wooten finished the half off with a score in the 30th minute as well. Senior Victoria Cappadora (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) took the lone R-MC shot in the first frame. RC took five shots in the first half, four coming on goal. Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Stanley (Bumpass, Va./Louisa County) had a save as well. Roanoke held the penalty corner advantage 3-1 in the first half.
Heffron would complete the hat trick in the second half with scores in the 41st and 48th minutes. They sandwiched another RC goal in minute 46 and one more was added in minute 51 to total four second-half goals in a ten-minute period. Roanoke finished with 18 shots on the match.
Randolph-Macon finished with five shots, though none came on goal. Cappadora added one to her first half shot to total two, as did freshman Austyn Faries (Richmond, Va. / Monacan). Freshman Elizabeth Jacobs (Laurel, Md. / Atholton) also took a shot in the loss.
Sophomore Katie Thompson (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock) took over for much of the second half in goal, playing 32 minutes and saving six shots. R-MC finished with seven on the night.
Randolph-Macon held the slight advantage in penalty corners 7-6, gaining six in the second half alone.
R-MC finishes 6-13 on the season overall and 2-5 in the conference. Stanley will leave R-MC with 566 saves, good for 4th in school history books and 7th in ODAC history.
Look for a full recap of the Yellow Jackets' season next week at rmcathletics.com