Caughy, McKeown Pace Marywood Past Macon

Ashland, VA Marywood improved to 3-0 on the season with a 15-11 victory at Randolph-Macon in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. Sarah Caughy and Taylor McKeown scored four goals apiece to lead the Pacers' attack while Leigha Dolcemascolo made 14 saves in goal to pick up the win.

Marywood held a 3-1 lead after the first 4:24 of play on Wednesday behind goals from Kimberly Commisso, Caughy, and Brooke Bondurant. The Pacers and Yellow Jackets traded goals over the next 15 minutes, with Randolph-Macon leveling the score at 5-apiece with 9:49 remaining in the first 30 minutes of play. Marywood would score the final five goals of the first half, including three from Caughy, to hold a 10-5 lead at the break.

The Pacers extended their advantage to 13-6 by scoring three of the first four goals in the second half with McKeown, Commisso, and Diana D'Achille all hitting twine. After the Yellow Jackets got a goal back with 20:02 left on the clock, McKeown sandwiched a pair of goals around another marker from the hosts to give Marywood a 15-8 lead with 7:06 to play. Randolph-Macon scored the final three goals of the game, but the seven-goal deficit was too much to overcome as the Pacers completed a perfect, 2-0 Spring Break trip.

Caughy led all players with six points on four goals and two assists while McKeown finished with five points on four goals and one helper and contributed a game-high three caused turnovers. Commisso finished with a hat-trick while leading all players with nine draw controls while picking up a team-best three groundballs.

Bondurant (2 goals, 2 assists) and D'Achille (2 goals, 1 assist) also added multi-point performances in the win for Marywood, who held a 19-9 advantage in draw controls for the contest.

Kelly Egan led the Yellow Jackets with four goals and one assist while Betsy Hebert, Audrey Hester, and Alicia McGrew each scored twice for Randolph-Macon, who held a 30-26 advantage in shots for the game and a narrow, 12-11 edge in the groundball battle. Nicole Woodworth took the loss despite making nine saves for the Yellow Jackets.

Marywood returns to Scranton on Saturday where they will play host to Lebanon Valley College (1-1) in a non-conference clash scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the Pacers' turf field. The game will be Marywood's final tune-up before they open conference play next Tuesday evening at Gwynedd-Mercy College in a rematch of last year's CSAC championship game.

2012-03-07



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