LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The nation's 17th-ranked women's lacrosse team showed why it receives national accolades, besting Randolph 19-1 despite 21 saves by junior goalkeeper Samantha Fagone (Bayshore, N.Y./Bayshore).
Fagone's effort surpassed the program record for most saves in a single game, set by her last season.
Randolph (1-1, 0-1 ODAC) was unable to overcome the powerful offense of the four-time defending ODAC champions, Washington & Lee (4-0, 1-0 ODAC), however.
W&L had control of the game, jumping out to an early lead before first-year Erin Campbell (Prince Frederick, Md./Huntingtown) struck for Randolph off of a free position shot just over halfway into the first half.
The Generals, however, responded and controlled the pace of the game in the victory.
Fagone had a dozen saves in the second half, good for a 60% save percentage in the frame.
Randolph won 10 of the 22 draws, led by four from sophomore Taylor Riccardi (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge Co.).
Turnovers doomed the team, however, as 13 different Generals were credited with caused turnovers.
Randolph's next three games are non-conference, starting with a Saturday trip to Methodist. The team will return to WildCat Stadium next Thursday.