GREENSBORO, N.C. – Saunders Riley and Bella Samper scored three goals apiece in visiting Randolph-Macon College's 18-3 women's lacrosse win Saturday in both teams' Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener.
The Yellow Jackets (3-5, 1-0 ODAC) raced to a 10-0 lead before the Quakers got on the scoreboard 6:53 before halftime. Hannah Jones scored twice in the opening outburst and Mary Castle notched two assists. Randolph-Macon's 8-5 edge in draw controls kept possession with the visitors, which combined with 15 Quakers' turnovers, minimized Guilford's scoring chances.
Samper and Taylor Sheppard both scored twice in the Yellow Jackets' 6-0 run to start the second half. Guilford scored twice in the final 4:25 to provide the final margin.
Randolph-Macon's Castle, Hannah Jones, Sheppard, and Lexi Jones each scored two goals. Castle added three assists for a game-best five points. Kaylyn Hewes won six draws and Oliva Mott had three ground balls. Elicia Wells, the first of three Yellow Jackets' goalies, made one first-half save. Caraline Cypher and Katie Thompson split the second half in goal and made two saves apiece.
Coach Charlotte Dixon's Quakers host third-ranked Washington and Lee University Wednesday (3/27) in a 7:00 p.m. ODAC game.