ASHLAND, Va. – Freshman Meghan Skevington (Richmond, Va. / Deep Run) scored her seventh goal of the season, but a hat trick on the other side helped secure the 5-1 victory for Lynchburg (15-3, 8-2 ODAC). R-MC falls to 9-6-1 and 6-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Skevington drew first blood in the 16th minute as she took a shot from the top of the box that missed the goalie's fingertips by inches at the top of the goal. It got over the goalkeeper's head to score the first goal of the game. Junior Jenna Burns (Glen Allen, Va. / Deep Run) got the assist on the play, her first.
Lynchburg would get one back in the 31st minute and the teams would enter the halftime break at a 1-1 tie.
But Lynchburg junior Katie Waring (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) showed off in front of the home region crowd. She scored three in a row in minutes 54, 69 and 76 to secure the hat trick. The Hornets added one more just three minutes before the end of the match and took the win 5-1.
The Hornets held the 18-9 advantage in shots. They took nine in each half while R-MC took five in the first half and four in the second half. LC also had the corner kick advantage 11-6.
Skevington led the Yellow Jackets as well as junior Maddie Burns (Glen Allen, Va. / Deep Run), who each had two. Skevington's were both on goal.
Sophomore Christina Newman (Virginia Beach, Va. / Kempsville) made four saves in the match.
Randolph-Macon will have a seed in the ODAC Tournament, but will play on the road. Seeds for the tournament will be set tomorrow.