March 19, 2014

Women's Lacrosse Takes on Guilford, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The WildCats are looking to bounce back from a loss on Friday as they play their first road conference game of the season at Guilford.

About the WildCats:

Randolph, who is currently 4-3 and 1-1 in ODAC play, is coming off of a 15-6 loss on Friday at Greensboro. Each of Randolph's games this season has been decided by at least nine goals, with the one exception of when the WildCats topped Methodist on the road by three.

In Randolph's loss to Greensboro, junior Taylor Klevenz (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill), who has been a key to the WildCats' offense this season, once again provided a spark with two goals in the game.

With those goals she extended her first-place lead in points in the ODAC. Klevenz is also currently second in the conference in goals and third in assists.

Four other WildCats had a goal each against Greensboro including first-years Chelsea Marciniak (Centreville, Md./Sts. Peter and Paul) and Alyssa Umberger (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) as well as sophomore Taylor Riccardi (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge Co.) and senior Ashley Edwards (Sumerduck, Va./Liberty-Bealeton).

The WildCats are undefeated so far this season when they win 12 or more draw controls per game and take at least 16 shots on goal.

About the Quakers: 

Guilford (3-2, 1-0 ODAC) is coming off of their first conference game on Saturday. They beat Randolph-Macon, 20-18, in an offensive battle that broke an individual Guilford record.

In the win, senior Lily Colley scored 12 points, which set a school record for points in a single game. Colley had five goals and seven assists. She is leading the ODAC in assists with 16 this season.

Senior E'leyna Garcia tallied five goals of off her six shots to help Guilford overcome their ODAC opponents. With those goals she brought her total for the season up to 29, overtaking Klevenz for the ODAC's top goal scorer honors.

Junior Eleanora Keene also contributed four goals and won her season-best nine draw controls in the win against R-C.

About the matchup:

The Quakers have beaten the WildCats all three times that the teams have faced each other.

The closest that Randolph came to the scoring power of Guilford was within 12 goals, which they reached in two games. 

When the teams played against each other last season Guilford got the better of the WildCats 21-8. In the game Garcia had six goals for the Quakers and Klevenz tallied three for Randolph. 

WildCat to Watch:

Junior Samantha Fagone (Bayshore, N.Y./Bayshore) made nine saves against Greensboro on Friday. She has made saves in the double-digits in four games this season, including her season-high 21 against Washington and Lee at the end of February. 

Fagone is currently leading the ODAC in saves with 81 total in the team's seven games so far this season. She is also second in the conference with a 51.9% save percentage. 

The WildCats may need her to continue to protect the net like she has been this season as as they take on Guilford's potentially explosive offense.

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