Posted: Mar 14, 2023
ASHLAND, Va. – Sophomore Taylor Mittelstadter (Chesterfield, Va./Manchester) netted four goals to lead the R-MC women's lacrosse team to an 18-9 victory over Southern Virginia on Tuesday evening.
Score: Randolph-Macon 18, Southern Virginia 9
Venue: Day Field
Records: RMC 3-4, SVU 1-2
How It Happened
- The Knights netted the game's first goal before freshman Lilly Fowler (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and freshman Elaina Creekmore (Pasadena, Md./Old Mill) scored to give the Yellow Jackets a 2-1 edge with 8:25 left in the first period. SVU tied it three minutes later, but Mittelstadter and junior Annie Bartley (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) both scored in the final minute as RMC led 4-2 after one. Sophomore Evie McNeally (Severna Park, Md./Archbishop Spalding) had a pair of assists in the first quarter.
- SVU had the first two goals of the second period before Fowler recorded her second goal to put the home team on top 5-4 with 5:47 remaining. The Knights tied it 30 seconds later, but Mittelstadter answered quickly to put the Yellow Jackets ahead for good at 6-5 with 5:07 left. McNeally scored on a free position shot with two minutes remaining, Mittelstadter got her third goal with 1:13 left and sophomore Amanda Maxwell (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) scored with 50 seconds remaining as RMC led 9-5 at the half.
- McNeally scored on a free position shot one minute into the third quarter and Creekmore added her second goal as the Yellow Jackets made it six unanswered to lead 11-5 with 7:45 remaining. SVU had the final two goals of the period as RMC took an 11-7 advantage to the final quarter.
- Sophomore Rianna Lowery (Bel Air, Md./Notre Dame Prep) registered the first two scores of the fourth period and Bartley's goal made it 14-7 with 11:32 left. Following an SVU goal, junior Kaleigh Mulligan (Dunkirk, Md./Northern), Mittlestadter, Bartley and Lowery all scored, with senior Italia Carnazza (Fairfax, Va./Paul VI) assisting on Lowery's goal, as the Yellow Jackets led 18-8 with 3:38 remaining. The Knights had the game's final goal to make the final score 18-9.
By The Numbers
- Four different Yellow Jackets had four points. Mittelstadter had four goals, Bartley and Lowery both had three goals and one assist, while McNeally had two goals and two assists.
- Creekmore had two goals and an assist for three points, while Fowler scored twice.
- Carnazza and Creekmore paced the Yellow Jackets with four draw controls.
- Maxwell topped the team with three ground balls.
- Maxwell had three caused turnovers, while junior Rachel Gibson (Tracys Landing, Md./Southern) and freshman Emma Moxham (Street, Md./Garrison Forest) both had two.
- Junior Emma Taylor (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) recorded nine saves. She passed the century mark for her career and now has 108 career saves.
- RMC will travel to Meredith on Saturday, March 18 for a 1 p.m. contest.