Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College women's lacrosse team couldn't hang onto a halftime lead, falling 8-6 to Randolph-Macon Saturday evening in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.
Senior midfielder Dorrie MacGregor (Centreville, Md.) was a bright spot for the Hornets, as she collected seven draw controls to break LC's career record in the category. Her 217 now eclipse Kat Francis' previous mark of 215, which Francis amassed between 2013-16. MacGregor now has 81 draw controls this season, one away from the single-season program record she set last year.
Saturday's game was a defensive battle, and the Hornet back line's stat lines showed it. Junior Allie O'Leary (Salisbury, Md.) picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers, and senior Rachel Henderson (Perry Hall, Md.) added four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Senior Cameron Harris (Summit, N.J.) also tied a season-high with four ground balls.
Sophomore attackman Kelsi Trevisan (West Chester, Pa.) led the offensive effort for the Hornets with a pair of scores. MacGregor added a goal and an assist.
Alicia Hsieh netted a hat trick for the Yellow Jackets.
Final: Randolph-Macon 8, Lynchburg 6
Records: Randolph-Macon (9-6, 6-1 ODAC), Lynchburg (6-7, 4-2 ODAC)
Venue: Shellenberger Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The two teams traded goals in the early going, battling to a 2-2 tie, but the pace slowed as both defenses hunkered down. LC finally got some separation in the final few minutes of the first half as MacGregor and junior attackman Alicia Sandoval (Montclair, Va.) scored back-to-back goals. R-MC added a man-up goal with 2:07 left in the period to cut LC's halftime advantage to 4-3.
The Yellow Jackets found some offense after halftime, scoring three straight goals to begin the period and holding LC scoreless until the 8:45 mark, when Trevisan netted the first of her two.
Trevisan scored again with 7:22 remaining to tie the game, 6-6, but R-MC scored twice late to claim the match.
Lynchburg will hit the road looking to get back on the winning track on Thursday, April 26 with a 5 p.m. date at ODAC foe Virginia Wesleyan.