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Brandi Chesne

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ODAC Opener Goes To Hornets

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Lacrosse vs Southern Virginia University, March 1, 2014

Box Score

After opening their 2014 lacrosse season on Saturday, Hollins opened conference play on a very cold Thursday afternoon.  ODAC rival Lynchburg College came to town for a matchup of two teams looking for their first win of the season.

The Hornets, ranked fifth in the 2014 ODAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll, looked to get off to a fast start against a Hollins team that struggled on the offensive end in their season opener.  Lynchburg scored first, netting a pair of goals in the game's first minute.  Hollins couldn't find a way to stop the Hornets hot start and the visitors lead 5-0 just five minutes into the first half.  Hollins took control of the next draw and took the ball strong to the Lynchburg net.  The Hollins offense got on the board when Brandi Chesne (New Orleans, LA) beat the Hornet defense to score her first goal of the season.  However, the momentum quickly sung the way of Lynchburg as they finished the first half with 10 unanswered goals.

The second half saw more of the same as Lynchburg continued to force the issue in the Hollins zone.  Hollins was able to put up a better defensive effort but couldn't stop the Hornet attack.  Lynchburg added to their lead throughout the second half and when the final buzzer sounded, the Hornets were heading home with a comfortable ODAC victory.

Chesne led the Hollins offense with one goal on three shots.  Christina Havrilla (Ruckersville, VA) added a pair of shots while picking up four ground balls.  Meg O'Brien (Chattanooga, TN) led the Hollins defense with four ground balls and caused a pair of Lynchburg turnovers.  Maddie Horton (Irvine, CA) recorded 11 saves while going the distance in net.

Caroline Kilby scored five goals and handed out four assists in leading a Hornet offense that saw 11 different players find the back of the net.  Caroline Carozza and Laura Meisner added three goals each as 35 Lynchburg shots were directed on the Hollins goal. 

Hollins was originally scheduled to go to Wilson College on Saturday but due to the heavy snow experienced by the Northeast earlier in the week, the game has been rescheduled for later this season.  Hollins will travel to face Randolph College next Wednesday afternoon.