Randolph Uses Another Strong Start to Earn Women's Lacrosse Win

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- For the second time in as many games, Randolph scored nine of the first 10 goals, earning consecutive victories.

Following up a 12-9 victory, the WildCats cruised to a 14-5 win today over Southern Virginia.

Much like Saturday's win over Methodiist, Randolph used a fantastic start to earn a hard-fought win.

The first three goals on the contest all featured senior Melanie Eisele (Kennett Square, Pa./Sanford School) placing home passes from junior Taylor Klevenz (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill) as Randolph opened up a quick 3-0 edge.

After an SVU goal, Eisele set up first-year Megan Graham (Palmyra, Va./Fluvanna County) for the team's fourth, followed by a free position goal by first-year Erin Campbell (Prince Frederick, Md./Huntingtown).

Randolph received two markers in 48 second when Klevenz set up sophomore Taylor Riccardi (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge Co.) with 7:54 left in the frame.

Shortly thereafter, first-year Chelsea Marciniak (Centreville, Md./Sts. Peter and Paul) took it herself to increase the lead.

Klevenz, the ODAC's leading scorer, scored her first of three goals on the game to make the lead 8-1 a few minutes later.

With time winding down in the half, Eisele got her fourth, this time assisted by first-year Alyssa Umberger (Hershey, Pa./Hershey).

SVU scored the next three goals, but Marciniak scored off of the fifth Klevenz assist of the game.

Klevenz now has three career five-assist games and is the only player in program history to reach that mark in a single contest.

Klevenz and Eisele alternated the final four goals, with Riccardi assisting on half, as Randolph closed out the victory.

Eisele's sixth of the game came as the horn went off, giving the team a 14-5 result.

Junior Samantha Fagone (Bayshore, N.Y./Bayshore) stopped 10 of the 15 shots on goal she faced.

The WildCats are now one win shy of the program record for longest winning streak and are off to the best start in team history.

Randolph next hosts Wittenberg on Monday.