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ROANOKE DOWNS RANDOLPH-MACON, 14-7, TO REACH ODAC TITLE GAME

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attacker Steph Calabrese (Darien, Conn./Darien) totaled six points on four goals and two assists to lead the third-seeded Roanoke women's lacrosse team to a 14-7 win over second-seeded Randolph-Macon in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament on Saturday in Lexington, Va.

The Maroons (11-5), who held advantage in shots (35-20) and ground balls (54-42), jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the 5:18 mark on goals by Calabrese and junior midfielder Carrie Smith (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello). After the Yellow Jackets scored two straight goals to even it at 2-2, Roanoke scored five of the next seven tallies to take a 7-4 lead at the break.

Calabrese started the second half with three unanswered goals to give the Maroons a commanding 10-4 lead. Randolph-Macon (11-5) sophomore attacker Kelly Jaeger (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) notched a goal at 39:32 to cut it to 10-5, but the Maroons responded with a 3-0 run and coasted to the 14-7 win.

Calabrese's six points were a game-high total. Sophomore attacker Laura Esty (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) added three goals, while Smith and sophomore midfielder Emily Hearn (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) totaled two apiece. In net, senior Lisa Humphries (Glasgow, Va./Rockbridge County) made nine saves.

The Yellow Jackets were led by Jaeger and senior midfielder Rachel Baron (Columbia, Md./Glenelg County), who each finished with three points. Junior goaltender Ashley Seal (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) stopped 13 shots.

Roanoke will face No. 1 seed Washington and Lee for the ODAC Championship at the Liberty Hall Fields on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

SCORING:
RC GOALS: Steph Calabrese (4), Laura Esty (3), Emily Hearn (2), Carrie Smith (2), Meghan Cromwell (1), Megan Hinners (1), Beth Wheeler (1)
RC ASSISTS: Steph Calabrese (2), Beth Wheeler (2), Emily Hearn (1), Julie VanDerGhinst (1)
R-MC GOALS: Kelly Jaeger (2), Meghan Ayers (1), Rachel Baron (1), Charmian Bonner (1), Katie Dewberry (1), Catie Proulx (1)
R-MC ASSISTS: Rachel Baron (2), Mandy Dougherty (2), Kelly Jaeger (1), Liz Lombardo (1)

GOALTENDING:
Lisa Humphries (RC) 60:00, 7 GA, 9 Saves
Ashley Seal (R-MC) 60:00, 14 GA, 13 Saves


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676