April 5, 2014

Women's Lacrosse Hosts Randolph-Macon For Senior Day

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- During Saturday's game women's lacrosse will honor their seniors as they take on Randolph-Macon at 1 p.m.

About Senior Day:

This Saturday Randolph will recognize the team's seniors who are in their final season as WildCats for their achievements.

The four seniors are Melanie Eisele (Kennett Square, Pa./Sanford School), Ashley Edwards (Sumerduck, Va./Liberty-Bealeton), Samie Maggard (Baltimore, Md./Patapsco) and Nushaa Kaz (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft).

About the WildCats:

Randolph enters senior day with a 5-7 record, 2-3 in conference play, and are looking to break a two game losing streak. The WildCats fell at Lynchburg last Saturday and were beaten at home on Wednesday by Ferrum, 11-2.

The game against Ferrum was all about goaltending, with both team's goalkeepers making saves in the double digits. Junior Samantha Fagone (Bayshore, N.Y./Bayshore) improved her save percentage by stopping 13 of the 24 shots on goal, but Ferrum's keeper stole the show with a .857 save percentage in the game.

Fagone is currently leading the ODAC with 150 saves this season and has the second-best save percentage in the conference at 49.8.

First-year Leah Hughes (Spring City, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) scored both goals in the loss. Seniors Edwards and Kaz contributed to the team's 19 forced turnovers, with five and four respectively.

About the Yellow Jackets:  

Randolph-Macon is 6-5and 3-2 in ODAC play having alternated wins and losses in its last four times out.

Katie Russo helps out the attack with the fourth-most assists in the league this season.

Allie Walker and Jamie Langbein split goalkeeping duties.

About the matchup:

 Randolph has lost all three games against the Yellow Jackets, but last time these teams played at WildCat Stadium, it was a nailbiter, 12-10.

WildCat to Watch:

Hughes has played very well of late, scoring two goals in three of the last five games.

In the first two multi-goal games of this streak, she scored on 100% of her shot attempts helping the WildCats' efficiency.

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