Field Hockey Falls 3-0 In ODAC Battle With Washington and Lee

Field Hockey Falls 3-0 In ODAC Battle With Washington and Lee
SALEM - The Roanoke College field hockey team dropped its Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest against Washington & Lee on Wednesday 3-0. The Maroons now have a record of 7-9, 2-4 ODAC, while the Generals are now 9-6, 3-3 in ODAC play.

With two regular season ODAC games remaining on the schedule, the Maroons sit in sixth place on the conference table. The top six teams advance to the ODAC Tournament, which begins on Saturday, November 1st. The Maroons are looking to return to the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 2012.

Washington and Lee gained the upper hand early in the contest as Charlotte MacDonald scored two goals in the first eight minutes of the contest. The first goal came at 5:48 as MacDonald scored into the right side of the cage off of a pass from Maggie Waxter, taking a 1-0 lead. MacDonald's second goal came two minutes later as she hit the left side of the goal off of a pass from Abby Avery. Roanoke put pressure on the Generals for most of the remainder of the half, but couldn't slip one past the keeper in two attempts. After the first 45, Roanoke trailed 2-0 to W&L.

Both teams were held without a goal for the entire 35 minutes of the second half. However, Charlotte MacDonald tallied her third goal of the night after the clock hit zero on a penalty corner, giving the Generals a 3-0 victory over the Maroons.

The Maroons finished the contest with five shots to their credit. Katerina DeSimone led the squad with two shots, while Rebecca Schmidt, Shelbi Holloman and Alex DiFelice each finished with one shot apiece. Candice Fisher finished the game with five saves in 70 minutes of play.

Washington and Lee tallied 12 shots on the evening, with eight on goal. Candice Stefanic finished the game with four shots, while Charlotte MacDonald and Abby Avery fired off three each. All three of MacDonald's shots found the back of the cage. Jacqueline Llewellyn finished the game with four saves on four shots faced in 70 minutes.

The Maroons return to action on Saturday, October 25th as they travel to play at Shenandoah University. That contest is scheduled for a 5:00 PM start.

We just became #1 in the ODAC with 2,699 fans on Facebook! To join the Maroon Nation, become a fan of Maroon Athletics on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter @rcmaroons. Be sure to check out Roanoke Athletic's Vimeo Channel on our athletics home page and watch various highlight clips from our home games. To keep up to date with Maroon athletics from your mobile phone, click HERE to access the mobile app.

Have you seen our brand new Live Game Portal? Click HERE to watch live webcasts of each scheduled home athletic event, along with Live Stats which have now been integrated into the live video feed. Also, share your thoughts on Twitter by posting to @rcmaroons or using the featured hashtag in the live video portal!