LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Sophomore Katie Brookman (Culpeper, Va. / Eastern View) scored a pair of goals as the Yellow Jackets blanked Transylvania in non-regional competition in Kentucky Sunday afternoon.
Score: Randolph-Macon 5, Transylvania 0
Location/Venue: Lexington, Kentucky/Pat Deacon Stadium
Records: Randolph-Macon (7-7, 2-2 ODAC), Transylvania (3-8, 1-1 SAA)
How It Happened
- Neither team opened with much offensive firepower. R-MC earned its first penalty corner in the sixth minute, but it did not result in a conversion. Senior Jessica Cooke (Williamsburg, Va. / Warhill) got a solid look at the cage about two minutes later and forced the Transylvania keeper into action to make the save.
- The Yellow Jackets earned their first goal in the 11th minute. Brookman inserted a penalty corner. It ended up on the stick of junior Maria Teresa Ambrogi-Torres (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School). She passed back to Brookman, who nailed the shot into the cage to hit the first score for R-MC.
- The game maintained its defensive characteristics from there on though. The R-MC defensive group, made up of juniors Claire Magill (Moseley, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School), Kaylene Thomas (Suffolk, Va. / Lakeland) and Megan Harrah (Yorktown, Va. / Grafton) as well as freshman Tori Mumm (Forest Hill, Md. / Bel Air), helped prevent a single shot by TU in the second quarter. Meanwhile, R-MC earned a shot on goal with just moments to go in the frame as freshman Anna Gale (Chesapeake, Va. / Great Bridge) sent one towards the cage, but it was saved. The teams went to halftime with the 1-0 score intact.
- R-MC came out with an offensive mindset in the second half though. The Yellow Jackets got a series of shots around the 40th minute. Junior Ayanna Healy (Newport News, Va. / Woodside) made a shot that was saved. But Ambrogi-Torres slotted the ball back into the cage after a rebound to give R-MC the 2-0 lead. Much like the second period, R-MC did not allow Transy to get a shot off in the third quarter.
- Brookman scored again just moments into the fourth period. She hit the cage again on an unassisted play in the 37th minute.
- After the Yellow Jackets dominated early in the frame, Healy put a second fourth-quarter goal into the cage in the 54th minute. Junior Katie Tanner (Spotsylvania, Va. / Riverbend) earned the assist for the play.
- The Yellow Jackets finished the fourth-quarter onslaught with about two minutes to go. Sophomore Lindsay Moore (Ashland, Va. / Hanover) inserted a penalty corner. During the following moments, Healy passed over to Magill, who netted the score to settle the final score at 5-0.
Inside The Numbers
- Senior Katie Thompson (Burke, Va. / Lake Braddock) earned the start and played 50 minutes, but was never called into action, thanks to the performance of the defensive unit in front of her. Thompson earned her second win of the season for this contest. Sophomore Gatlin Snyder (Powhatan, Va. / Powhatan) also played a little under ten minutes in the contest. She earned one save during her time in goal.
- Eleven of R-MC's 12 shots were on goal. Healy led the team with three shots, all on goal. Brookman, Magill and Cooke each had two shots, with Brookman's two both falling for scores. The Yellow Jackets outshot Transylvania 12-4 including 9-3 in the second half.
- R-MC outearned penalty corners in the match, winning 11 compared to TU's four.
The Yellow Jackets return to Old Dominion Athletic Conference play this week. R-MC will play Bridgewater in Ashland at Day Field on Wednesday at 7:30 PM.