November 5, 2011

Hornet Field Hockey Wins Sixth-Straight ODAC Title

For immediate release – 11/5/2011 - #141
Hornet Field Hockey Wins Sixth-Straight ODAC Title
Defeats Randolph-Macon 7-0 in ODAC Title Match


LYNCHBURG, VA –
Senior attack Tarah Rahner posted two goals Saturday afternoon as the Lynchburg College field hockey team defeated Randolph-Macon College 7-0 in the finals of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament. 

Sophomore attack Kelli Williams opened the scoring from senior Kristina Morris at 8:16 and the one-goal lead stood for the next eight minutes. Morris tallied an unassisted goal, followed by a Rahner score from junior midfielder Shelly Milks. Senior Lindsay Leonard found the back of the cage from Morris eight minutes before intermission and LC took a 4-0 lead into the break.

Milks scored five minutes after halftime and Rahner tallied her second goal of the afternoon at the 43:17 mark. Junior Ashley Nelson finished the scoring with 14 minutes remaining on the game clock.  

The Hornets outshot the Yellow Jackets 36-5 and held a 13-4 edge in penalty corners. Nicole Woodworth made 16 saves for Randolph-Macon (10-8).

The Hornets now await the unveiling of the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Tournament bracket on Monday. Matchups, locations and game times will be announced at that time.   

 

Field Hockey All-Tournament Team:

Valerie Landis, Eastern Mennonite

Adriana Santiago, Eastern Mennonite

Tara White, Virginia Wesleyan

Valerie Nowlan, Virginia Wesleyan

Emily Watt, Randolph-Macon

Melanie Graham, Randolph-Macon

Nicole Woodworth, Randolph-Macon

Shelly Milks, Lynchburg

Kristina Morris, Lynchburg

Lindsay Leonard, Lynchburg

Amanda Wain, Lynchburg