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Field Hockey Bows Out Of Tourney

Field Hockey Team

SALEM, Va. – Randolph-Macon Field Hockey bowed out of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament as the Roanoke Maroons defeated the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday afternoon.

The Basics

Score: Roanoke 1, Randolph-Macon 0

Location/Venue: Salem, Va./Kerr Stadium

Records: Roanoke (12-3), Randolph-Macon (8-9)

How It Happened

  • Roanoke got a pair of penalty corners within the first ten minutes, but did not get any shots out of the deal.
  • Sophomore Madison McCoy (Fredericksburg, Va. / Stafford) took a shot on goal in the 13th minute, but it was saved by Roanoke's keeper Emma Clark.
  • Roanoke got a sequence of penalty corners and shots around the 20-minute mark. Three shots were blocked by the R-MC defense, but the fourth of the sequence got into the cage following a scramble in front of the goal.
  • R-MC got one more chance at goal through the rest first half as sophomore Georgia Drescher (Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox) had a shot blocked in the 26th minute.
  • Freshman goalkeeper Gatlin Snyder (Powhatan, Va. / Powhatan) went one-on-one with Roanoke's Lauren Heffron in a penalty stroke situation in the 34th minute, with Snyder coming away victorious, saving the shot and keeping the halftime deficit at just one.
  • R-MC got a solid sequence of shots and penalty corners around the 50th minute, but two of the shots were saved while another went wide. Serving as inserter, freshman Lindsay Moore (Ashland, Va. / Hanover) sent in four corners in a six minute period, while sophomores Claire Magill (Moseley, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School), Austyn Faries (Richmond, Va. / Monacan) and Ayanna Healy (Newport News, Va. / Woodside) each tried a shot.
  • Faries got one more shot on goal at the 58-minute mark, but Roanoke's keeper kept it out of the cage. Healy also got another shot later in the period, but it fell wide.

Inside the Numbers

  • Roanoke held the slim 11-10 advantage in shots.
  • The Maroons also had the 7-5 advantage in penalty corners. All of R-MC's corner attempts came in the second half.
  • Snyder finished with two saves on the game.
  • Though some rankings have a chance to change for other teams through the postseason, sophomore Megan May (Hayes, Va. / Gloucester) is currently tied for second in the nation in Division III for defensive saves with 12. Randolph-Macon as a team sits at fourth with 20. The marks are both tops in the ODAC
  • Snyder ranked sixth in the nation for save percentage coming into tonight at 0.854 and was ranked 13th for saves per game at 9.75. Both marks were top in the ODAC.