Randolph-Macon Tops Randolph for Most Wins Since '99

LYNCHBURNG, VA -- Randolph-Macon got two goals and four assists for a game-high six points as the Yellow Jackets took a 12-5 ODAC road win at Randolph College on Saturday. The win gives the Yellow Jackets eight on the season which is the most for the program since 1999 when the team earned nine.

R-MC (8-4/2-3 ODAC) also got a pair of goals from Tim Rowe, Justin Butler and Tyler Midwinter in the victory. Defensively, keeper Jason Crawford turned away five shots on goal, as the Jackets held a 53-29 advantage in shots on the afternoon.

The lone goal of the first quarter came just over two minutes in when Midwinter converted a man-up opportunity, scoring off a Jason Andrews assist to put R-MC up.

Midwinter then got the second quarter scoring going 21 seconds into the frame when he and Leddy connected to push the R-MC advantage to 2-0.

After a Colton Wood goal 39 seconds following Midwinter's tally put Randolph on the board, R-MC closed the half with four consecutive strikes including three in the final 2:47 to take a 6-1 lead in to the locker room at intermission.

Randolph's John Croney opened the second half scoring at 11:46 of the third to bring the WildCats within a 6-2 margin.

Butler answered back with an EMO tally for R-MC just over a minute later to put the Jackets back up by five. The teams exchanged goals to close out the quarter to send the Jackets to the final period up 8-3.

With R-MC up 10-4 in the fourth, Randolph scored to make the game 10-5 with four minutes to play, but that would be as close as they would get as Brian Rowe and Butler scored in the final minutes to seal the game.

R-MC won the groundball battle 39-21, JR Sander won 12 of 16 on the afternoon and the Jackets man-down unit held Randolph to 0 for 6 on the day.

Randolph (1-11/0-6 ODAC) was led by Stephen Allman's two goals and 14 saves by Kevin McCracken in the cage.

Randolph-Macon is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Lynchburg in the final regular season home game for R-MC. Face-off is slated for 3:00 p.m. in Ashland.

2011-04-16



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