LYNCHBURG, VA – The Randolph College women’s lacrosse team led through most of the first half and took only one-goal deficit into halftime but was outscored 10-2 in the second period in falling to Ferrum College 15-6 Friday afternoon in the final home contest of the season in WildCat Stadium.
The WildCats (3-8) scored three of the first four goals of the game, as Nushaa Kaz (Raleigh, NC/Ravenscroft) darted through the defense just 31 seconds in to give Randolph a 1-0 lead. Brooke Hewartson tied the game at one, but goals from Danielle Haney (Norwood, PA/Interboro) and Ashley Edwards (Sumerduck, VA/Liberty-Bealeton) pushed Randolph ahead by two after 11:24.
After Ferrum (11-5) pulled to within one at 3-2, Kaz notched her second of the game to push the WildCat lead back to two. Unfortunately for Randolph, Ferrum ended the half on a three-goal streak, capped by a Sydney Hewartson goal with three seconds left in the half to put FC up 5-4 at the half.
The Panthers netted the first two goals out of the break, but Haney answered again to pull Randolph back to within two at 7-5. The games next six goals would go the way of Ferrum, as the Panthers pulled away for the non-conference victory. Edwards finished with two goals and eight draw controls for Randolph, while Kaz and Haney each had a pair of tallies.
First-year Samantha Fagone (Bay Shore, NY/Bay Shore) made 13 saves in the loss for Randolph. Brooke Hewartson finished with four goals and three assist to lead Ferrum, while Courtney Hamm added to her league-leading 64 goals with four more Friday. Sydney Hewartson had three goals and an assist, and keeper Amanda Cheney had 12 saves for Ferrum.
The WildCats are off until Tuesday, April 10 when they travel to Winchester, VA for a non-conference test with Shenandoah University at 2 p.m.