Fast Start Carries Randolph

Fast Start Carries Randolph

Lynchburg, VA - For the second time in as many days, Hollins sent one of her teams to Lynchburg to face Randolph College. After the WildCats got the best of the Hollins volleyball team last night, the soccer team made the trip east looking to pick up a conference win against Randolph.

The WildCats raced out to an early edge when they scored less than three minutes into the match. Megan Kruse sent a pass through the Hollins defense and Sarah Sivick did the rest. Four minutes later the duo was back at it, this time Sivick set up Kruse to make it 2-0 at the 6:43 mark. The two defenses took over for most of the remaining time on the first half clock but as the seconds ticked down, Randolph netted a third goal to take the advantage into the break. The WildCats out-shot Hollins 18-1 in the opening 45 minutes of play, but the Hollins defense kept the visitors in the match. Hollins got a couple of scoring opportunities in the second half but the Cats keeper was up to the task as Randolph shutout their guests. A late penalty kick found its mark and as the horn sounded, Randolph picked up the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) win, 5-0.

Hollins had a scoring chance early in the second half when MacKenzie Roberts took a corner kick and two minutes later, Alexis McDonough got a shot off in the Randolph zone but shot was blocked by a WildCat defender. Later in the half, Roberts and Samantha Piper each had shots turned away by Shelby Lutz. Hannah Armstrong setteled down after the early WildCat goals and recorded six saves on the afternoon.

Hunter Robinson, Maggie Croft, and Taylor Gamble joined Sivick and Kruse in the scoring column for Randolph. 

Hollins will be back in ODAC action on Wedensday night when they travel to Emory & Henry.