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Hsieh and Snee Lead R-MC past VWC

Hsieh and Snee Lead R-MC past VWC

NORFOLK, Va. – Freshman Alicia Hsieh (Ellicott City, Md./Centennal) tallied five goals and sophomore Susie Snee (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) added four as the Randolph-Macon women's lacrosse team posted a 15-10 victory at Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC action Wednesday afternoon.

The Marlins (9-7, 4-5 ODAC) scored the first goal of the game before Hsieh netted her first score to make it 1-1. VWC took a 2-1 lead before Snee and Hsieh scored consecutive goals to give the Yellow Jackets (11-3, 7-1) a 3-2 advantage. The Marlins tallied a pair to take a 4-3 edge with 19:20 left in the first period. R-MC scored three straight to take a 6-4 lead. VWC put in the next two goals to make it 6-6 with 6:30 remaining in the period. Snee had the final two goals of the half to give the Yellow Jackets an 8-6 edge.

R-MC would not trail in the second half. After 13 scoreless minutes to start the second stanza, juniors Katie Russo (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) and Jenelle Whitman (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) scored for the visitors as the Yellow Jackets built a 10-6 advantage with 13:51 remaining. The lead would stay at least two the rest of the way. VWC trailed 13-10 with just under five minutes left before freshman Alex Lightfoot (Fairfax, Va./Woodson) and Hsieh netted the final goals of the contest as R-MC posted the 15-10 victory.

Hsieh finished with five goals and one assist for six points. Lightfoot had three assists to go along with her goal for four points.

The Yellow Jackets held a 31-24 advantage on shots, including 15-8 in the second half. R-MC led 34-29 in ground balls and committed 12 turnovers to 19 by the Marlins.

Whitman led R-MC with seven draw controls and five ground balls. Russo also had five ground balls.

Sophomore Allie Walker (Towson, Md./Mercy) recorded 12 saves, including eight in the first half. VWC was 0 for 6 on free-position shots, including 0 for 5 in the first half.

Randolph-Macon returns to action on Saturday, April 18 for a 1 p.m. ODAC game against Roanoke for Senior Day at Day Field.