April 26, 2014

Furious R-MC Rally Falls One Goal Short in ODAC Semifinals

LEXINGTON, Va. – The fifth-seeded Randolph-Macon women's lacrosse team scored nine of the game's final 10 goals, but top-seeded Washington and Lee was able to pull out a thrilling 16-15 decision Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the ODAC Championship.

The Yellow Jackets (10-8) trailed 15-6 with 22 minutes remaining before scoring six straight goals over the next 16 minutes to cut the margin to three at 15-12. Sophomores Shannon Jamieson (Cypress, Texas/Cypress-Woods) and Jenelle Whitman (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) both netted a pair of goals during that flurry. The Generals (15-2) snapped the string with a goal with just under three minutes remaining to push their lead to 16-12. Junior Allie Franklin (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) scored near the two-minute mark to make it a three-goal deficit at 16-13. Jamieson tallied a goal with 1:07 remaining to make it 16-14 and sophomore Katie Russo (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) scored 17 seconds later to make it a one-goal game at 16-15. Following a W&L timeout, the Generals recorded a draw control and were able to run out the clock and hold on for the victory.

W&L dominated the second part of the first half. With the score tied at 3-3, the Generals scored eight of the final nine goals of the period in the final 17:23 of the half to take an 11-4 lead at intermission.

The Generals netted four of the first six goals in the second period to take their largest lead at 15-6.

Jamieson paced the Yellow Jackets with four goals, while Whitman added three goals and one assist. Franklin and junior Betsy Hebert both registered two goals for R-MC.

R-MC held a 22-11 advantage in draw controls, including 12-5 in the second half. Whitman led the Yellow Jackets with nine, while freshman Susie Snee (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) recorded five and freshman Laney Dee (Norfolk, Va./Bishop Sullivan) added four. Snee led R-MC with seven ground balls and Whitman had five.

Freshman goalkeeper Jamie Langbein (Olney, Md./Sherwood) recorded four saves in 34:27 for the Yellow Jackets.