RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE WOMENS LACROSSE FINISHES
OFF LYNCHBURG, 10-5
ASHLAND, Va. Junior attacker Kelly Jaeger (Baltimore,
MD/St. Pauls School for Girls) scored three goals and distributed
two assists to lead the fourth-seeded Randolph-Macon College womens
lacrosse team to a 10-5 victory over visiting fifth-seeded Lynchburg College
in the quarterfinals of the 2004 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament
on Wednesday, April 21. Also for the Yellow Jackets, sophomore midfielder
Liz Lombardo (Baltimore, MD/Mercy) scored three goals and fellow sophomore
midfielder Margaret Meigs (Richmond, VA/Collegiate) added two goals.
With their sixth consecutive win, the Yellow Jackets improved to 9-9 overall
this season. The Hornets finish the 2004 campaign at 6-10.
Randolph-Macon now moves on to play top-seeded Washington and Lee University
in the ODAC semifinals at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Washington and
Lee, a 20-1 winner over Bridgewater College on Wednesday, is now 13-3
overall, and will host Saturdays semifinals and Sundays 2:00
p.m. championship game in Lexington, Virginia. The other semifinal
at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday will include Virginia Wesleyan College (14-2),
a 21-0 winner over Guilford College in quarterfinal action, and Roanoke
College (9-5), which defeated Sweet Briar College 11-4 on Wednesday.
After Lynchburg freshman midfielder Kelly Vornadore (Springfield, VA/Bishop
Ireton) scored off an assist by sophomore attacker Cressita Bowman (Dallas,
TX/Greenhill) less than two minutes into the contest, the Yellow Jackets
would rattle off three straight goals, by Jaeger, junior midfielder Catie
Proulx (Concord, NH/Concord), and Lombardo.
Vornadore would score again for the Hornets, followed by a goal from her
teammate, junior midfielder Kim Hamblen (Vienna, VA/James Madison).
The last goal of the half was scored by Randolph-Macons Jaeger,
and the Yellow Jackets were up 4-3 at the break.
Lynchburg would score twice to open the second period Vornadore
found the back of the net, and then senior attacker Sarah Kirby (Pasadena,
MD/Northeast) scored off an assist by freshman midfielder Gina Davis (Aberdeen,
MD/Edgewood). The Hornets held a 5-4 lead over Randolph-Macon.
The advantage would not last long, however, as three minutes later Randolph-Macons
Lombardo scored to tie things up. What would stand as the game-winning
goal was then scored by freshman midfielder Traci Phipps (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis).
The Yellow Jackets would score four more times before the end of the game
two goals by Meigs, one goal and two assists by Jaeger, and
one goal by Lombardo.
Following the performances by Jaeger, Lombardo, and Meigs, Randolph-Macons
Phipps and Proulx each scored one goal.
For Lynchburg, Vornadore led the way with three goals. Hamblen and
Kirby each scored one goal, and Bowman and Davis added one assist each.
In goal for Randolph-Macon, senior keeper Ashley Seal (Richmond, VA/Collegiate)
made 12 saves.
Lynchburg freshman goalie Ji-Young Eun (Fairfax, VA/W.T. Woodson) stopped