Randolph-Macon tops women's lacrosse in ODAC semifinal

Dorrie MacGregor defends a Randolph-Macon ball-handler.

Lexington, Va. -- Lynchburg College women's lacrosse's Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament run came to an end in Saturday's semifinal round as the third-seeded Hornets fell, 16-10, to No. 2 seed Randolph-Macon at Washington and Lee University's Watt Field.

The Yellow Jackets scored the final six goals of the contest to seal a trip to the title game. Randolph-Macon will move on to face host W&L for the championship on Sunday.

Lynchburg got a hat trick and 13 draw controls out of senior midfielder Dorrie MacGregor (Centreville, Md.) in her final game as a Hornet, and junior attackman Alicia Sandoval (Montclair, Va.) scored four goals and made two assists.

LC started the game off hot, jumping to a 4-1 lead in the first 7 minutes with goals by four different Hornets; three of the scores came on free position shots. After the two teams traded goals to make it 5-2 in favor of Lynchburg, the Yellow Jackets ripped off a 6-0 run between the 17:26 and 6:50 marks to assume an 8-5 lead.

After goals by sophomore attackman Kelsi Trevisan (West Chester, Pa.) and Sandoval -- her third of the half -- the Yellow Jackets snuck a goal in before the horn to enter intermission with a 9-7 advantage.

Lynchburg righted the ship after halftime as MacGregor scored two quick goals on assists by Sandoval and senior attackman Sidney Gleason (Dumfries, Va.) to tie the game. R-MC retook the lead less than a minute later, but Lynchburg fought back to tie the game, 10-10, on a free position goal by Sandoval with 19:28 to play.

After 8 minutes of scoreless play, Bella Samper scored for the Yellow Jackets to kick off the six-goal run that clinched the game.

The Hornets finish their season with a 9-8 record, 6-2 in the ODAC, and advanced to the conference semifinals for the fourth-straight season.