Hollins Offense Can't Keep Pace With Cats

Action photo of lacrosse player Mara Smith charging up field through the defense
Mara Smith scored twice against Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA - After terrible storms in the Lynchburg area came through over the weekend, the Hollins at Randolph lacrosse game was in jeopardy due to a power outage on the WildCats campus. With the power restored, Hollins made the trip east to face Randolph on Tuesday night.

The Cats jumped out to an early advantage, scoring twice in the opening minutes of play. Hollins would answer when Mara Smith netted the first of her two goals on the evening to cut the deficit, 2-1. In a first half that would see the Green and Gold attempt nine shots, it was the turnovers from the visitors that would help Randolph build a 10-1 lead at the break.

As the second frame got started, the Wildcats would once again start the period with a pair of scores. Smith then found room in the offensive zone and record her sixth goal of the season. However, the Randolph defense would not allow Hollins to gain any momentum by controlling the draw circle by the total of 14-7. The final 20 minutes of play would see the home team out-score Hollins, 5-0, to make the final score 17-2.

Smith's two points allowed the junior to retake the Hollins point lead on the season. Delaney Waller added 11 saves to give the second year keeper 101 stops on the season. Carsen Helms and Madi Szurley each picked up three ground balls with Helms adding a pair of caused turnovers. 

Sarah Perry led the way with five goals and Hannah Bradley scored four to help lead the Randolph offense. Nicole Dorton added a pair of goals while handing out six assists and Chrissy Shackleford would register seven saves in picking up her third win of the season. 

Hollins will wrap up her regular season next week with a trip to Southern Virginia on Wednesday evening.