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Last Second Shot Not Enough for Field Hockey

Defense blocking shot from top of circle
Defense blocking shot from top of circle

BALTIMORE, Md. -- With thirty seconds remaining, Randolph-Macon tried to a last ditch effort to tie the game, but the ball found the goalie's mitt and the Yellow Jackets left Baltimore without the win, losing to Goucher 3-2.

Goucher got on top early and often, scoring in the 9th and 20th minute. They added one more just a minute before halftime as well. R-MC scored one before the break as well, putting the halftime score at 3-1. Freshman Claire Magill (Moseley, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) was responsible for the shot that went in, scoring it off the top of the arc from a penalty corner.

But after that, Randolph-Macon's defense stepped up, allowing just four shots total in the second half. R-MC's goalkeeping duo of senior Kelsey Stanley (Bumpass, Va. / Louisa County) in the first half and sophomore Ariel Salerno (Suffolk, Va. / Lakeland) in the second saved a total of ten shots in the whole match. 

R-MC also had offensive action in the second half. Freshman Georgia Drescher (Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox) followed her shot and scored on the rebound in the 58th minute. It was the only score for either team in the second half.

Drescher, Magill, senior Victoria Cappadora (Manchester, Md. / Manchester Valley), and freshman Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) each had two shots in the game, leading the way for the Yellow Jackets. R-MC took 11 shots on offense compared to Goucher's 15. Just one shot for the whole team didn't threaten the Goucher goalie.

Randolph-Macon will open its home season with three straight home games, beginning Tuesday night against Wilson at 5:00 P.M.