ASHLAND, Va. – Junior Ayanna Healy (Newport News, Va. / Woodside) netted two goals, but it was not enough for Randolph-Macon Field Hockey as the Yellow Jackets dropped a match at in-state rival Mary Washington.
Score: Mary Washington 5, Randolph-Macon 3
Location/Venue: Fredericksburg, Va./Battleground Turf
Records: Mary Washington (5-6), Randolph-Macon (4-4)
How It Happened
- The R-MC defense held strong in the first quarter. Sophomore goalkeeper Gatlin Snyder (Powhatan, Va. / Powhatan) made seven saves, shutting out UMW at every turn in the frame. Junior Claire Magill (Moseley, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) also collected a defensive save in the frame.
- Mary Washington broke the scoreless battle with a goal in the 22nd minute of the second period. The Eagles tacked on two more in the early stages of the third quarter.
- Healy scored her first goal of the game with an unassisted play at the goal in the 37th minute of the third frame. Her goal cut the UMW lead to two.
- The Eagles would score twice more before the end of the third frame to go ahead 5-1.
- The fourth quarter belonged to the Yellow Jackets. Healy scored her second of the game with another unassisted move that ended up in the cage. R-MC ended the game with a goal in the 57th minute as well. Junior Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) took a pass from sophomore Katie Brookman (Culpeper, Va. / Eastern View) and slotted it into the cage. But the final would still fall with Mary Washington 5-3.
Inside The Numbers
- Snyder finished with eight saves. Senior Katie Thompson (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock) also made a trio of saves in her 21+ minutes of work in the second half.
- Magill added one more defensive save, grabbing the first two defensive saves of the season for R-MC.
- All 11 shots that R-MC placed were on goal. Healy led R-MC with four total shots. Sophomore Austyn Faries (Richmond, Va. / Monacan) also had two.
- This was the first multi-score game for Healy in her collegiate career.
- R-MC outshot Mary Washington 7-5 in the fourth quarter.
Randolph-Macon has a quick turnaround before its next contest. R-MC faces Lynchburg on Friday at 7:00 PM at Shellenberger Field.