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Meg Moritz

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Hollins Rally Falls Short

Ashland, VA - Hollins University Soccer at Randolph-Macon College, October 19, 2013

Box Score

After hosting nationally ranked Lynchburg College on Tuesday afternoon, the Hollins soccer team went on the road looking to move up the ODAC standings with a trip to Randolph-Macon.  The winner of the game would have a leg up in making the season ending ODAC Tournament as both teams came into the game with three conference wins.

Hollins had a little trouble getting their legs after the three plus hour road trip and Randolph-Macon took advantage early.  The Yellow Jackets scored the games first goal less than two minutes after the opening kick.  After the giving up the early goal, Hollins played their hosts play for play for the next 20 minutes.  With just under 25 minutes left to play in the first half, Macon scored a pair of goals in less than five minutes and carried the 3-0 lead into the half.

The Yellow Jackets maintained the three goal lead for a majority of the second half.  With the game entering it's final stages, Hollins finally broke through when Dani Franklin (Chesapeake Beach, MD) beat the Randolph-Macon keeper for an unassisted tally.  Less than a minute and a half later, Hollins cut the lead to one when first year midfielder Meg Moritz (Ashburn, VA) scored her second goal of her inaugural campaign.  With time running out, Hollins had to strike quickly to tie the game.  However, the clock hit zero before the visitors could net the equalizer and fell to the Yellow Jackets, 2-3.

 

Dani Franklin fights for the header

 

Franklin scored her third goal of the season and is second on the team with 10 points.  Moritz is now tied with senior Maran O'Neill (Bedford, VA) for third on the team in goals scored.  Starting keeper Megan McKee (Madison, AL) played just under 80 minutes, stopping five Yellow Jacket shots.  Christina Havrila (Ruckersville, VA) played the final 10 minutes in net, recording one save.

Katherine Schwalen scored two goals in a five minute stretch in the first half, including the ultimate game winner.  Meghan O'Neal added a goal and an assist for Randolph-Macon.  Cecilia Quinones picked up the win in goal.

Hollins will return home on Wednesday when they play host to Bridgewater College at 4:00pm.