Roanoke, VA - For the final time this season, the Hollins lacrosse team defended her home turf when they played host to Randolph College. The WildCats came to town looking for their second win of the season while Hollins hoped to add another win in their home finale.
The two, long time, Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foes traded goals to start the game but over the next 10 minutes of play, the visitors from Lynchburg would rattle off five unanswered goals to take control of the matchup. Allie Helmbrecht netted back to back scores and three of the next five to pull Hollins to within 8-4. Despite eight, first half, draw controls, Hollins was unable to take advantage of their offensive possessions. Thanks in part to nine saves in the first 30 minutes, the WildCats took a 15-6 lead into the half. Helmbrecht added another score in the opening 30 seconds to cut the deficit however, Randolph would score four straight to put the lead out of reach. Hollins added a pair of late scores but in the end, the home team fell 21-10.
Helmbrecht scored eight times, giving the sophomore 53 goals on the season. Hope Shaw and Jessica Gradillas each added a goal for Hollins. Shaw secured five draw controls and three ground balls with Gradillas picking up four ground balls and causing a turnover. A pair of Hollins seniors were playing in their final home game. Rachel Hertzler and Allie Tambornini combined for three shots, five ground balls, two draw controls, and a caused turnover. Delaney Waller recorded 11 saves in net.
Chelsea Marciniak led the Randolph offense with five goals and two assists. Hannah Bradley, Leah Hughes, and Dana Cavallo each scored four times while Chrissy Shackleford made 18 stops in goal.
Hollins will wrap up her season at the end of April when they travel to Methodist University.