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Maddie Horton

Keeper Maddie Horton

 

Hollins Gets Worn Down

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Lacrosse vs Virginia Wesleyan College, April 5, 2014

Box Score

The Hollins University lacrosse team returned home after a pair of ODAC road games as they played host to Virginia Wesleyan College on Saturday afternoon.  The home team looked to their home turf in an effort to pick up their initial conference win of the season.  The game with the Marlins was the first of back to back games over the weekend.

After taking a moment to honor their seniors, Hollins came out and won the opening draw to give them the first possession of the afternoon.  After being unable to convert the Hollins defense stood strong, turning away Virginia Wesleyan for the first four minutes of the matchup.  However, the Marlins wouldn't be denied as the visitors put the first point on the board.  Neither team could get much going and after 10 minutes of play, Virginia Wesleyan held a 1-0 lead.  Four Marlin goals over the next five minutes allowed the visitors to seize control of the game.  Three more Virginia Wesleyan goals over the final minutes of the half gave the Marlins an 8-0 lead at the break.

The second half saw Hollins continue to win draw controls and provide them with some excellent scoring chances.  Each time Hollins appeared ready to break through and cut into the lead, the Marlin defense was up to the task.  Hollins had six chances at free position shots but each shot was turned aside by the Marlin keeper and the Virginia Wesleyan offense was able to pull away during the second 30 minutes.  At the final horn it was Virginia Wesleyan that came out with the conference victory, 19-0.

   

Christina splits the defense

 

Rikki Martinez (Corpus Christi, TX) led the Hollins offense with three shots while securing four draw controls, one ground ball and causing one turnover.  Christina Havrila (Ruckersville, VA) also scooped up four draw controls and attempted one shot and Carrie Cox (Lynch Station, VA) picked up four ground balls.  Maddie Horton (Irvine, CA) recorded 12 saves while leading the team with six ground balls.

Natalie Furey led the Marlins attack with six goals and an assist.  Carla Williams, Kaitlyn Dozier, and Candace Carey added three goals apiece and Taylor Simon handed out three assists.  Backup keeper Catie Amasia came in after the break and recorded seven saves to preserve the shut out.

Hollins will step out of conference tomorrow when they travel to face Wilson College.