Roanoke, VA - A beautiful fall, Saturday afternoon was the backdrop for the ODAC soccer matchup between Randolph-Macon and Hollins. The Yellow Jackets came to town for a matchup of two rivals looking to move up in the conference standings. It was the middle game of a three game home stand for a Hollins squad that had spent much of the first part of the season on the road.
Hollins found themselves down early as Randolph-Macon converted off a corner kick in the matches opening minutes. Another Yellow Jacket goal gave the visitors a 2-0 lead after just 11 minutes of play. The Hollins defense stepped up from that moment on and despite not being able to generate much offensively, kept their opponent off the board for much of the first half. Randolph-Macon was able to take advantage of a tiring Hollins team and netted a pair of goals just before the break to make the score 4-0 at halftime.
The second half saw Hollins again under siege in their own zone. After firing off 41 shots in the first half, Randolph-Macon kept shooting possession after possession in the second frame. The Hollins defense help up nicely but the Yellow Jackets broke through on a nice cross to the far post to open the second half scoring. A pair of Macon goals in a one minute span pushed the lead to 7-0. With less than 10 minutes left to play, the visitors scored their eighth and final goal despite getting several good looks in the closing seconds. As the final horn sounded, Randolph-Macon secured the 8-0 ODAC victory.
Hollins was unable to sustain much offensive zone time however, senior Bonnie Jo Blevins (Mars Hill, NC) was able to break through the Yellow Jacket defense early in the second half but was turned away on Hollins best scoring chance of the afternoon. Keeper Megan McKee (Madison, AL) was yet again solid in goal. 45 of the Randolph-Macon 81 shots were on goal and the sophomore was able to turn away 37. Her 37 saves were a season and career high giving McKee an ODAC leading 137 saves on the season and she now has the two highest save games this season in the nation.
Randolph-Macon scored eight goals by eight different players. Delaney Doyle and Lauren Orga came off the bench to each score one goal and hand out one assist. Hannah Moyer stopped all the shots that she faced en route to claiming the shutout.
Hollins will complete their three game home stand on Wednesday afternoon when Guilford College comes to campus for a 4:30pm start.