For Immediate Release – 3/18/17 - #246
Shackleford Stands Tall but 'Cats Fall
FREDERICK, MD – The Randolph College women's lacrosse team traveled to Hood College on Saturday for a nonconference game. Chrissy Shackleford had a big game in net for the WildCats, but the Blazers won the contest 18-1.
Shackleford did a nice job of keeping HC from scoring early on, stopping an initial shot and starting a break with a ground ball pickup. However, the WildCats could not capitalize, and Hood was able to take their first lead. She continued to make several stops, which included a tough one on a free position shot, but the Blazers were able to extend their advantage.
After the score became 5-0, Nicole Dorton won a draw control and Randolph attacked very quickly. Chelsea Marciniak corralled the ball and worked her way into a good shooting position. She then let it rip for the goal.
Shackleford stopped four more shots over the final minutes of the half, and Kathy Butler forced a turnover, but Hood extended its lead to 12-1. The WildCats had several free position shots during that time but Rylie Benoit-Nobis stopped them.
Despite the play of Shackleford in the second, Hood was able to tally six goals. Shackleford stopped six shots, with two of them coming as free position shots.
For the game, Shackleford set a new career-high of 15 saves. Teagan Stanley posted a team-high three ground balls, while Dorton pulled in three draw controls. Kara Phoubandith had five goals for Hood (3-4 overall).
Randolph (1-4) concludes its two-game road trip on Tuesday. The WildCats travel to Southern Virginia University (2-6) for a 6 p.m. game.