NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The seventh-ranked team in the country gave Randolph-Macon field hockey all it could handle as the Captains drove to victory.
Score: #7 Christopher Newport 5, Randolph-Macon 0
Location/Venue: Newport News, Va./Captains Turf Field
Records: #7 Christopher Newport, 4-0; Randolph-Macon 3-1
How It Happened
- CNU got its first goal just three minutes into the game as Rachel Cooke hit a goal from Ariana Samuel.
- Randolph-Macon got a trio of opportunities around the seven-and-a-half minute mark. Sophomore Kathleen Tanner (Spotsylvania, Va. / Riverbend) inserted three straight penalty corners, which yielded a pair of shots. After CNU cleared the first penalty corner, freshman Katie Brookman (Culpeper, Va. / Eastern View) got a shot in the midst of the second that was saved by CNU's Brittan Muir.
- Tanner got a shot herself during the third corner, but it went wide.
- CNU scored a second time in the 29th minute as Courtney Feist scored after a pass by Cooke.
- Randoph-Macon got a good opportunity on offense as sophomore Austyn Faries (Richmond, Va. / Monacan) struck a shot in the 42nd minute.
- Cooke scored her second goal of the game in the 43rd minute after a pass from Bailey Miller, pushing CNU to a 3-0 lead.
- Miller got another assist as Sarah Coon hit a shot in the 51st minute.
- Fiest scored a second goal about two minutes later after a pass from Jackie Kotoriy, settling the final score at 5-0.
- R-MC got another pair of shots through the remaining minutes of the game. Brookman struck a shot that was blocked in the 55th minute while sophomore Erin Barringer (Catonsville, Md. / Indian Creek Upper School) took a shot in the 69th minute that was saved by CNU's Mary Grace Humes.
Inside The Numbers
- This marked the first game for both teams since September 9. CNU rescheduled matches with Catholic and Johns Hopkins because of Hurricane Florence. R-MC rescheduled a match with Johns Hopkins, but cancelled a match with Goucher because of the same storm.
- Junior goalkeeper Katie Thompson (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock) made six saves in the match. Freshman Gatlin Snyder (Powhatan, Va. / Powhatan) made six as well as did not allow a goal in her nearly 18 minutes of work.
- Freshman Sydney Duimstra (Montpelier, Va. / Deep Run) made a pair of defensive saves while sophomore Megan May (Hayes, Va. / Gloucester) got a defensive save as well. Brookman added one to the tally also. All told, R-MC made 16 saves on the evening.
- CNU held the overall penalty corner advantage 9-5, though R-MC led at the half 3-1.
- CNU outshot R-MC 30-5 in the match
Quoting Coach Weiss
"I felt we played evenly in the first half, but missed some crucial opportunities to put the ball in the cage," head field hockey coach Jess Weiss said. "At points we didn't make adjustments quickly enough, which stems from me. As always, we'll take those things, build on them, and get better tomorrow."
R-MC will face #15 Johns Hopkins in a rescheduled match from September 11. The match will be on Monday, September 24 at 6:30 PM at Day Field in Ashland.