WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior forward Gabby Nelson (Clover, Va./Halifax County), the reigning ODAC Player of the Week, scored a season-high three goals as the Randolph-Macon women's soccer team at Salem on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Randolph-Macon 6, Salem 0
Location/Venue: Winston-Salem, N.C./Varsity Field
Records: Randolph-Macon 6-0, Salem 2-3
How it Happened:
- The Yellow Jackets scored on their first four shots on goal. Junior midfielder Casey Kent (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) netted the first goal 1:15 into the contest. Nelson would tally the next three goals for the visitors. Junior forward Meghan Skevington (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) assisted on Nelson's first score in the sixth minute. Nelson added goals in the eighth and 22nd minutes to give R-MC a 4-0 advantage midway through the first half.
- R-MC would maintain the 4-0 lead at intermission. The Yellow Jackets had an 8-3 advantage in shots in the first 45 minutes, including 7-3 for shots on goal. Nelson had three shots, all which resulted in goals. Sophomore forward Nicole Czyzewski (Midlothian, Va./Midlothian) also had three shots on goal in the first period for the Yellow Jackets.
- Kent added her second goal early in the second half to give R-MC a 5-0 lead. Czyzewski found the back of the net in the 73rd minute as the advantage grew to 6-0.
By The Numbers:
- R-MC had a 15-4 edge in shots, including 10-4 for shots on goal. Czyzewski paced the victors with four shots, all on goal. Nelson finished with three.
- The Yellow Jackets had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks, including 2-1 in the second half.
- Senior Christina Newman (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) went the distance in goal for R-MC, recording four saves.
- Newman, along with the starting defense of senior Madi Powell (Wake Forest, N.C./Cosby), sophomore Kylie Martino (Centreville, Va./Centreville), freshman Olivia Adams (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover) and freshman Gracie Tritt (Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend) recorded the fourth shutout of the season for the Yellow Jackets.
For The Record:
- R-MC has started the season 6-0 for the first time since 1995, when the Yellow Jackets won their first 13 matches before recording a tie against Mary Washington. R-MC finished the 1995 campaign with a 19-1-2 mark.
- Randolph-Macon will host Methodist on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the R-MC Soccer Field.