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Field Hockey Gets 14-0 Win Over Sweet Briar

Megan May advances the ball in field hockey

ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon got goals from ten different players in a 14-0 win over the Vixens of Sweet Briar Wednesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets advanced to 5-7 on the year.

R-MC got the offensive party started in the fifth minute with senior Victoria Cappadora (Manchester, Md. / Manchester Valley) who stuck it in the cage from the left side after a pass from freshman Georgia Drescher (Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox). It marked Cappadora's third goal and Drescher's first assist of the season.

About three minutes later, freshman Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) received a cross-circle pass from freshman Erin Barringer (Catonsville, Md. / Indian Creek Upper School) to push the ball into the cage, scoring her fifth goal of 2017. Barringer got her first assist.

The rush of goals continued for the Yellow Jackets as freshman Austyn Faries (Richmond, Va. / Monacan) scored from the left side on an unassisted play. It marked Faries third goal of the season.

Thirty-three seconds later, Ambrogi-Torres scored again from the middle of the circle on a pass from freshman Madison McCoy (Fredericksburg, Va. / Stafford). It marked Ambrogi-Torres' sixth goal and McCoys second assist.

Senior Sara Sprinkel (Timonium, Md. / Dulaney) scored the next goal for the Yellow Jackets in the 12th minute. She took the ball from the top of the circle into the middle where she put it into the cage for her first season goal.

Freshman Ayanna Healy (Newport News, Va. / Woodside) scored in the 13th minute after Sprinkel passed her the ball to the left side where she pushed it into the cage for her second score of 2017. It was Sprinkel's first assist.

Cappadora took a rebound into the goal from the left side in the 22nd minute to mark her fourth goal. About nine minutes later Cappadora scored again from a rebounded ball, sending it into the top netting of the cage marking her fifth goal of the year. The rebound came off of a penalty corner by freshman Elizabeth Jacobs (Laurel, Md. / Atholton).

R-MC took an 8-0 lead into the halftime break. The Yellow Jackets had taken 31 shots with 21 coming on goal. Sprinkel led the team with five shots with all five coming on goal while sophomore Riley Greenwood (Chesapeake, Va. / Western Branch) added five with three on goal. Cappadora and Faries each had four shots as well. R-MC tried five penalty corners while limiting Sweet Briar to no corners and no shots.

The offense continued to drive the game in the second half. Freshman Megan May (Hayes, Va. / Gloucester) scored on a pass from Drescher three minutes into the second half, putting the ball into the corner of the cage. It was May's first goal of 2017 and Dreschers second assist.

May had the very next goal for R-MC, though it didn't come until fifteen minutes after her first. In the 53rd minute, she pushed it into the cage after a penalty corner. Faries and sophomore Jessica Cooke (Williamsburg, Va. / Warhill) got the assist credits, their second and first respectively.

Greenwood scored R-MC's next goal at the 56 minute mark. She got the pass from May and put it into the left side of the cage. It marked her first goal and May's first assist.

Freshman Hannah Gourley (Annapolis, Md. / Broadneck) scored in the 68th minute on an unassisted play where she took it out of a scrum and put it into an unguarded cage.

Barringer scored her first of the season unassisted when she took a ball into the cage from the middle of the circle. Gourley got the assist credit, her first of 2017.

R-MC finished out the scoring with Jacobs scoring in the last minute of play on an unassisted goal that she stuck into the cage.

Greenwood was the shot leader for R-MC with seven on the night. Five of hers were on goal. Sprinkel, Faries and May each finished with five shots total while Cappadora, Ambrogi-Torres and Barringer added four each. R-MC finished with 51 shots and 33 coming on goal. The Yellow Jackets did not allow Sweet Briar to take a shot in the match, therefore both R-MC goalies sophomore Ariel Salerno (Suffolk, Va. / Lakeland) and sophomore Katie Thompson (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock), did not record a save.

R-MC also held the penalty corner advantage 9-0. Sweet Briar made 19 saves.

Randolph-Macon now faces Centre College at Day Field on Saturday at 6:00 PM.