Men's soccer handles Randolph, 3-0

Jon Mackey and Fredy Flores celebrate a Lynchburg goal.

Lynchburg, Va. -- Lynchburg College's men's soccer team exploded for three goals after halftime to pull away from crosstown rival Randolph in Wednesday night's 3-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory.

The Hornets improved to 12-2-3 all-time against the WildCats after the offense was sparked by a Randolph own goal. Sophomores Jack Ashby (Lewes, Del.) and Sherman Mitchell (Southbury, Conn.) tacked on Lynchburg's last two goals to seal the victory.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 3, Randolph 0

Records: Lynchburg (11-1-1, 5-0 ODAC), Randolph (6-7, 1-4 ODAC)

Venue: Shellenberger Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- Lynchburg out-shot the WildCats 7-0 in the first half but couldn't break through the Randolph defense.

- That changed in the 52nd minute when Randolph keeper Austin Collier chased down a loose ball at the top of the box. Pressured by Lynchburg's Fredy Flores (Alexandria, Va.), Collier tried to clear the ball, but his kick hit a WildCats defender and caromed into the net to put the Hornets in the lead.

- Lynchburg added to the lead three minutes later when Nate Berning (Chesapeake, Va.) played a ball into the box that Ashby finished with a header.

- The Hornets tacked on the final score in the 62nd minute when Ryan Mayolo (Ashburn, Va.) headed a ball across the box that Mitchell finished with one touch at close range.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will head to Hampden-Sydney for another ODAC contest on Saturday at 7 p.m.

--LC--