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Lacrosse Wrap Up


Rikki Martinez gets ahead of the defense

Rikki Martinez


Hollins Falls In Road Debut

Lynchburg, VA - Hollins University Lacrosse at Randolph College , March 12, 2014

Box Score

The Hollins University lacrosse team experienced ODAC play on the road for the first time this season when they headed east to face Randolph College.  After opening the season with a pair of games at home, Hollins suited up in their road uniforms for the first time in their matchup with their ODAC rivals from Lynchburg.

Having won the opening draw, Hollins quickly went on the attack and played the first minute of the matchup in the WildCat zone.  However, the visitors came up empty and Randolph took advantage of their first opportunity by finding the back of the Hollins net to take an early 1-0 lead.  The WildCats took their momentum and rolled with it building a 6-0 lead after the first 10 minutes of play.  Hollins was able to slow down their hosts but couldn't seize control of the game by putting a goal on the board.  Randolph ramped up the offense once again and as the clock began to wind down, the WildCats had built a 13 goal lead.  With just over a minute left in the first half, Hollins was able to break through and scored right before the break.


Christina Havrilla splits a pair of Randolph defenders


During the halftime break, the skies opened up and heavy rain greeted the two teams as the second half got under way.  Hollins nor the weather was able to slow the Randolph attack as the home team picked up right where they left off.  Five more WildCat goals during the first half of the second frame ended any chance of a Hollins comeback as Randolph finished off Hollins, 22-1, to take the ODAC matchup.

Rikki Martinez (Corpus Christi, TX) picked up her second goal of the season when she buried a shot in the Randolph net at the end of the first half.  The sophomore added a three ground balls and three caused turnovers.  Brandi Chesne (New Orleans, LA) recorded three shots and three ground balls while causing a pair of turnovers.  Maddie Horton (Irvine, CA) picked up three ground balls and recorded five saves in goal for Hollins.

Melanie Eisele and Taylor Klevenz led the Randolph attack with five goals apiece.  Chelsea Marciniak added three tallies and handed out a game high four assists as nine different WildCats entered the scoring column.  Samantha Fagone went the distance in net, recording four saves en route to the win.

Hollins will be back in action at home this weekend as Bridgewater College comes to town for a 1:00pm start on Saturday afternoon.