(photo by Keith Lucas)
ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore McKenna Maier (Henrico, Va./Deep Run) snapped a 3-3 penalty kick deadlock with a goal, and freshman Edye Carr (Clinton, N.C./Clinton) saved the final PK attempt by the Hornets, as the second-seeded Randolph-Macon women's soccer team advanced past No. 7 Shenandoah on Wednesday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the 2018 ODAC Tournament.
Score: Randolph-Macon 1, Shenandoah 1 (R-MC advances 4-3 on penalty kicks)
Location/Venue: Ashland, Va./R-MC Soccer Field
Records: R-MC 11-1-3, SU 9-9-1
How It Happened
- The Yellow Jackets held the offensive advantage in the first half, but neither team was able to score. R-MC outshot the Hornets 11-5, including 5-2 for shots on goal. The Yellow Jackets had four corner kicks in the first period, while SU had none.
- Early in the second half, sophomore Meghan Skevington (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) took a pass from senior Jenna Burns (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) and worked through the defense to score her sixth goal of the season in the 49th minute, giving the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 edge.
- R-MC had multiple chances to add to its lead, but could not register that second goal.
- With less than two minutes remaining, the Yellow Jackets turned the ball over and R-MC committed a foul in the SU offensive end. Rebecca Collimore nailed a free kick from 35 yards out over the head of Carr to level the score at 1-1 with 1:02 remaining. Sophomore Casey Kent (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) had a shot for the Yellow Jackets with 28 seconds left that was saved, forcing overtime.
- R-MC held a 17-2 advantage on shots on the second half.
- The Yellow Jackets had five shots in the first overtime period and three in the second, while the Hornets did not take a shot in the first overtime and tallied just one in the second OT period. The score remained deadlocked at 1-1, forcing penalty kicks to determine which team would advance to the ODAC semifinals.
- R-MC won the toss and elected to go first. Kent took the first shot and beat the keeper to the left to give the home team the early edge. SU answered to even the PKs at 1-1.
- Freshman Jules Heuchan (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) went to the right and avoided the keeper as the Yellow Jackets went ahead 2-1. The next kick for the Hornets went wide left, keeping it at 2-1.
- Sophomore Taylor Drucker (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run), a late-game substitute, put the ball in the upper right corner to give the home team a 3-1 advantage. A successful kick by SU made it 3-2.
- Sophomore Meghan Skevington (Richmond, Va./Deep Run) went left and her kick was saved. The Hornets connected on the fourth PK, evening the score at 3-3.
- Maier went to the right and evaded the keeper, giving R-MC a 4-3 advantage. Carr dove to her right and knocked away the final SU attempt, allowing the Yellow Jackets to advance.
By The Numbers
- R-MC held a 36-8 advantage in shots, including 13-3 in shots on goal. The Yellow Jackets lead the nation in shots per game at 32.7.
- The Yellow Jackets had eight corner kicks, while the Hornets did not attempt one.
- Carr registered a pair of saves in the first half.
R-MC will play in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 3 against No. 3 Lynchburg. Top-seeded Bridgewater will host the final two rounds of the tourney and will meet fourth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the other semifinal matchup.