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Mayer Sets Up 6, R-MC Defeats Randolph 10-4

Sam Mayer attacking
Sam Mayer attacking

LYNCHBURG, Va. -  Senior Sam Mayer (Severna Park, Md./ Severna Park) led the Yellow Jackets to a 10-4 victory over Randolph with six assists and one goal on Saturday afternoon. R-MC held the WildCats goalless in the second half of the contest as senior goalie Brian Davies (Lynchburg, Va./ E.C. Glass) made 11 saves on 15 shots.

Leading the Yellow Jackets in goals was junior Kyle Keepers (Roswell, Ga./ Roswell), he scored six of the Yellow Jackets' 10 goals in the game. 

R-MC improves to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Randolph falls to 2-5 and 0-2 in the ODAC.

Randolph took a 2-0 lead early in the first quarter. R-MC then scored three straight goals to take a 3-2 advantage, all of which were setup by Mayer. Randolph would outscore R-MC 2- 1 in the second quarter as the teams went into the half tied at 4. 

Mayer and Keepers scored the only goals in the third period for R-MC. Keepers scored two more goals in the fourth quarter, along with freshman Colin Disesa (Ashland, Va./ Hanover), to secure the win.

The Yellow Jackets went 20 of 21 in clears and forced the WildCats into 15 turnovers. R-MC outshot Randolph 36-27. 

Leading the game in ground balls was Davies with seven, while freshman Christian Purcell (Annapolis, Md./ Annapolis) has six. Defensively, Mayer, sophomore Lee Pratt (Winston-Salem, N.C./ Ronald Reagan), senior David Cryster (Mechanicsville, Va./ Hanover) and junior Kyle Geblein (Hagerstown, Md./ Smithsburg) all forced two caused turnovers each.

Mayer currently leads the ODAC in assists with 23 for the season.

R-MC will be back in action on Saturday, March 25 with a road contest against Hampden-Sydney at 1 p.m.