Big First Half Propels Hornets to 19-8 Victory

For immediate release – 4/13/2013 - #363
Big First Half Propels Hornets to 19-8 Victory

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College women's lacrosse team got out to a big lead near the end of the first half en route to 19-8 victory over cross town and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Randolph College on Saturday.

The first half started off in a back and forth manner.  With 15 minutes left in the half, Ryland Scott scored her sixth goal of the year to tie the game at two.  Randolph called a timeout, but the rest of the first half belonged to the Hornets.

LC scored three straight times, with tallies by Bri Slate, Kendall Adkin, and Katherine Francis, in less than four minutes.  A WildCat goal stopped the run, but only temporarily.  The Hornets had another three tallies, two by Katie Seidel and one by Sarah Shannon, before the RC answered again.  Slate then put her second shot of the day past the goalie with 52 seconds left, to give Lynchburg a 9-4 lead at the intermission.

LC kept the foot on the gas to begin coming out of the half, scoring five straight to take a commanding 14-5 advantage.  Randolph answered at the 14:52 mark with a tally by Danielle Haney.  The Hornets had two more short runs of unanswered goals, as the game would end with a final score of 19-8.

Slate led Lynchburg with four goals and an assist on the afternoon.  Adkin added a hat trick, and Seidel, Caroline Kilby, and Julie Will each scored twice in the game.  Kristina Robertson had an impressive day defensively, with game-highs in groundball (5) and caused turnovers (3).

Samantha Fagone made 16 saves for the WildCats (4-9 overall, 1-7 ODAC) in the losing effort.  Taylor Klevenz added a hat trick in the loss.

Lynchburg (8-6, 5-4) returns to Shellenberger Field on Wednesday for its final home game of the season.  ODAC rival Virginia Wesleyan College will make the trek for the 6 p.m. showdown that could have tournament implications for both teams.