LYNCHBURG, VA — Pittsboro’s Ella Randall recorded the first collegiate goal of her young career Friday afternoon in Lynchburg, Virginia, as Randolph College defeated Johnson and Wales of …
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LYNCHBURG, VA — Pittsboro’s Ella Randall recorded the first collegiate goal of her young career Friday afternoon in Lynchburg, Virginia, as Randolph College defeated Johnson and Wales of Charlotte 5-2 at Wildcat Stadium.
The wins lifts Randolph’s record to 3-1-2 on the season. Johnson and Wales drops to 2-3-1.
Randall’s goal came at the 82:20 mark of the contest when the freshman midfielder aggressively attacked the back end of the Johnson and Wales defense and received a pass from Makenzie Collins before depositing the ball into the net to send the host Wildcats up 5-1.
Randolph College was firmly in control of the game from the outset and in the 11th minute Sara Bane got the Wildcats on the scoreboard for a 1-0 advantage.
Less than five minutes later, Bane scored again off an assist from Marisa Santacruce as the Randolph lead leaped to 2-0.
Brook Ford got in on the action with a solo score in the 35th minute for the first goal of her career to send the Wildcats in front 3-0 at the intermission.
Randolph continued to dominate in the second half as Sidney Keyes scored the first goal of her career at the 52:18 mark to up the led to 4-0 in favor of the yellow and black.
That set up the final Randolph College goal by Randall to increase the Wildcat advantage to a commanding 5-0 count.
Johnson and Wales University notched its first score at 84:44 with a goal from Jaedan Smith before the visiting Wildcats tallied again with its second goal of the day at 87:34 on a penalty kick by Lana Truese.
Goalkeeping duties were split between Zoe Waring and Deaven Milam for Randolph College with Waring getting the start and the win while Milam came in the second half and stopped two shots to earn a save.
Randolph had a 16-7 edge in shots and doubled up JWU in shots on goal10-5. Both teams recorded two corner kicks each.