Field Hockey Outshoots Eastern Mennonite in 2-1 Victory

Madison McCoy moves ball up the field

ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon outshot the Eastern Mennonite Royals 26-6, with 13 shots coming on goal during a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon. Ten different players for R-MC tried a shot in the win.

The Yellow Jackets struck first early in the first half. In the 16th minute, freshman Madison McCoy (Fredericksburg, Va. / Stafford) bounced the ball into the goal to the right of the keeper off a pass from the top of the corner from freshman Claire Magill (Moseley, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) following a penalty corner. It marked McCoy's second goal of the season and Magill's first assist.

R-MC kept its lead through the remainder of the first half. R-MC totaled 14 shots in the first frame, with eight of them coming on goal. In addition to McCoy's goal, freshman Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) took four shots, with three of them coming on goal and freshman Georgia Drescher (Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox) and sophomore Jessica Cooke (Williamsburg, Va. / Warhill) each took three shots.

Eastern Mennonite evened the score about seven minutes into the second half as a crossed ball made it in for the Royals.

But they held the tie for less than 30 seconds.

Randolph-Macon answered almost immediately with a goal of its own by Ambrogi-Torres. She took a short pass from freshman Austyn Faries (Richmond, Va. / Monacan) and spun around to sink the goal. It was Ambrogi-Torres' first goal of the season and Faries' first assist.

Ambrogi-Torres finished with eight shots in the game, with four of them coming on goal. McCoy took a total of four and Drescher, Cooke and freshman Erin Barringer (Catonsville, Md. / Indian Creek Upper School) ended the game with three shots a piece. Freshman Ayanna Healy (Newport News, Va. / Woodside) came off the bench with a shot on goal as well.

Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Stanley (Bumpass, Va. / Louisa County) finished with two saves on the day. The R-MC defense only allowed three shots on goal total.

Randolph-Macon also tried five penalty corners, four of them coming in the first half.

The Yellow Jackets are now 4-3 on the season and 1-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). They play non-conference foe Mary Washington in Fredericksburg on Thursday at 5:00 PM before returning for family weekend festivities at Day Field on Saturday to take on ODAC rival Bridgewater.