ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon defeated Washington and Lee, 5-3, in the semifinal round of the ODAC Field Hockey Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.
Mary McCarthy gave R-MC a 1-0 lead just 4:19 into the contest following a pass from Mikalea Rumley.
McCarthy then set up Monica Jenkins on a penalty corner with no time left in the first period to give R-MC a 2-0 lead at the break.
The second half featured a total of six goals, including four in the first fifteen minutes. The second-half scoring barrage was ignited by R-MC's McCarthy and Rumley, as they pushed R-MC's lead to 4-0 by the 42:19 mark.
W&L (9-8) began chipping away at the Yellow Jacket lead as junior Annie Stevenson (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) scored following a pass from senior Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker) in the 47th minute.
Senior Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) then made it a 4-2 game in favor of R-MC with an unassisted goal at the 50:09 mark.
However, McCarthy netted her second assist of the match when she found Courtney Owens for a goal at the 52:10 mark.
Junior Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Holy Cross) added an unassisted goal for W&L in the 63rd minute to cap the scoring.
Sophomore Caroline Sutherland (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Harbor) started in goal for the Generals and played the first 42:19. She allowed four goals and did not make a save.
Nicole Woodworth played all 70:00 in the cage for Randolph-Macon and allowed three goals while making 11 saves.
R-MC: McCarthy (Rumley); 4:19
R-MC: Jenkins (McCarthy)
R-MC: McCarthy; 37:43
R-MC: Rumley (Seal); 42:19
W&L: A. Stevenson (Tran); 46:08
W&L: Mathews; 50:09
R-MC: Owens (McCarthy); 52:10
W&L: Benedetti; 62:52
W&L: Sutherland; 42:19, 4 GA, 0 saves
W&L: Kyne; 27:41, 1 GA, 0 saves
R-MC: Woodworth; 70:00, 3 GA, 11 saves
W&L: 28 shots, 19 penalty corners, 0 saves
R-MC: 7 shots, 2 penalty corners, 1 yellow card (Watt; 62:20), 1 green card (Cassidy; 57:59), 12 saves