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Lacrosse Wrap Up


Maddie Horton

Maddie Horton


Hollins Falls To Cross Town Rival

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Lacrosse vs Roanoke College, April 16, 2014

Box Score

Roanoke College took the short ride to Hollins on a sunny, cool Wednesday afternoon for the annual showdown of or ODAC rivals.  Hollins came into the matchup with their cross-town opponent looking for a conference win on the eve of their matchup with the ODAC leading Generals of Washington and Lee.

The game started with the Maroons taking control of the draw and moving it into the Hollins zone.  The home team stood tall on defense and kept Roanoke off the score board in the early stages.  After pushing the action towards the Maroons net, Hollins got their first scoring chance of the game.  A save by the Maroons keeper allowed Roanoke to push the ball downfield in transition and with their precision passing attack, Roanoke was able to find the back of the net and take the lead.  The Maroons rode their wave of momentum and began to build their lead throughout the first half.

After taking a comfortable lead into the break, Roanoke College came out in the second half with a new group of players and began to completely wear down their hosts.  As Hollins began to tire, the Maroons continued to use their considerable advantage in bench strength to increase the lead.  Late in the game Hollins had a great chance to get on the board but the free position shot was turned away as Roanoke preserved the shutout, 20-0.


Hollins defense battles for the ball


Carrie Cox (Lynch Station, VA) led the Hollins defense with two ground balls and three caused turnovers.  Christina Havrila (Ruckersville, VA) and Jessie Deese (Cary, NC) each attempted two shots while picking up a pair of ground balls.  Maddie Horton (Irvine, CA) turned away several point blank shots en route to recording 11 saves.

Darragh Evarts had a solid all around game for the Maroons.  Evarts scored five goals and handed out two assists all while dominating the draw circle with six draw controls.  Makenzie Haymaker came off the bench to add three goals while Julia Galanto, Allison Bonanno, and Nicole Zelnik each added a pair of goals.  Lauren Curtin, Allison Shannon, and Kelsey Charest combined for seven saves and a shutout in goal.

Hollins will have a short turnaround as they play host to ODAC leading Washington and Lee on Thursday afternoon.  The season finale with the Generals is scheduled to start at 5:00pm.