Randolph-Macon Outlasts No. 25 Seahawk Women's Lacrosse, 19-15

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Ashland, Va. – Junior attacker Ali Collie (Glen Arm, Md./Dulaney) tallied all of her career-best five goals in the second half as the No. 25 St. Mary's College of Maryland women's lacrosse team rallied to overcome a seven-goal deficit Thursday night. However, the comeback fell short and St. Mary's (4-4) dropped a 19-15 decision to Randolph-Macon College (3-4) in a game which was moved from St. Mary's to Ashland because of unplayable conditions in Seahawk Stadium.

Game Stats

  • Shots: St. Mary's 41, Randolph-Macon 33
  • Ground Balls: St. Mary's 24, Randolph-Macon 16
  • Draw Controls: St. Mary's 16, Randolph-Macon 20
  • Free-Position Shots: St. Mary's 1-9, Randolph-Macon 3-9
  • Saves: St. Mary's 10, Randolph-Macon 16
  • Caused Turnovers: St. Mary's 9, Randolph-Macon 9
  • Turnovers: St. Mary's 15, Randolph-Macon 21

How It Happened

  • Randolph-Macon buzzed out to a 6-1 advantage at 21:54 as Hannah Jones and Lexi Jones each scored twice in the run.
  • The Seahawks pulled within 9-7 at halftime with a pair of multiple-goal runs as junior midfielder Caitlin Katchmar (Phoenix, Md./Hereford) fueled the 6-3 run with four goals.
  • R-MC started the second half strong with five unanswered goals to open up a seven-goal cushion at 18:29.
  • St. Mary's responded with a 5-0 run of its own to cut the deficit to 14-12 at 14:20 as Collie notched the first two of her five in a 33-second span.
  • The two sides alternated the next six goals allowing the Yellow Jackets to maintain a two-goal separation with 3:05 remaining in the game.
  • St. Mary's was unable to generate anymore offense as Randolph-Macon controlled possession in the last three minutes and tacked on two more goals in the final 1:29 to seal the win and snap its two-game skid.

Inside the Box Score

  • Collie finished the game with a career-high six points for the second time in her career as she notched a career-best five goals for the second time in as many games while Katchmar ended up with a career-high four goals and added two ground balls and two draw controls.
  • Senior attacker Lacey Brown (Monkton, Md./Hereford) chipped in a three-goal hat trick while senior captain Megan Cannon (Reisterstown, Md./Notre Dame Prep) came up with a career-best seven draw controls and two caused turnovers to help out the defensive end.
  • Senior captain Maribeth Anderson (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) collected a game-best four ground balls and two caused turnovers in front of junior goalie Emma Brown (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) while E. Brown registered 10 saves and three ground balls in the game.
  • Alicia Hsieh had a day for the Yellow Jackets with game-bests of eight goals and eight points while Alex Lightfoot dished out a game-high seven assists and Kaylyn Hewes grabbed a game-best eight draw controls. Elicia Wells (9 saves) and Katie Thompson (7 saves) split equal time in goal.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 28 at No. 7 University of Mary Washington (7-1, 1-0 CAC) – Fredericksburg, Va. – Capital Athletic Conference opener – 4:00 p.m. 

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