FERRUM — Randolph-Macon College produced a 12-goal surge in the first half and limited Ferrum College to one goal after intermission for a 20-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women’s lacrosse victory Saturday at W.B. Adams Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets (6-1 in the ODAC, 9-6 overall) led 14-2 at intermission and outscored the Panthers (0-7 in the ODAC, 3-11 overall) 6-1 in the second half.
Running time was employed from the 16:56 mark when the spread reached 10 goals until the end of the match.
Six multiple-goal scorers paced Randolph-Macon.
Julia Bain, Natalie Webster and Belle Samper each netted three goals, while Rachel Jones, Hannah Jones and Saunders Riley each tallied two goals.
Also scoring were Kendall Griffis, Lilly Henderson, Mary Castle, Taylor Sheppard and Kaylyn Hewes with one goal.
Eight of the Yellow Jackets’ goals were produced by an assist.
Webster and Riley each distributed two assists, while Castle, Sheppard, Lexi Jones, and Bella Samper each passed out one.
For Ferrum, Kaitlyn Harley, Megan Allen and Micaela Harvey (Franklin County) each netted a goal.
Randolph-Macon outshot Ferrum, 38-7, and the Yellow Jackets held advantages in shots on goal (26-5), ground balls (17-9), clears (10 of 10 versus Ferrum’s 6 of 11 clip), draw controls (17-6) and free position shots (8 of 9 versus Ferrum’s 1 of 2 clip).
The Panthers committed 14 turnovers to the Yellow Jackets’ eight, and the Panthers were charged with 12 fouls to the Yellow Jackets’ four.
Ferrum was issued three yellow cards: one in the first half and two in the second.
Randolph-Macon employed three goalkeepers. Starter Elicia Wells (9-6) collected two saves in 21 minutes.
Ferrum goalkeeper Shaianne Ermini (Franklin County) played all 60 minutes and recorded six saves.
The Panthers return to action today against ODAC foe Randolph College. Match time at Adams Stadium is 7 p.m.
Randolph features former Franklin County prep standout Sarah Peery, a sophomore who was the girls lacrosse program’s first All-State Player.