No. 15 CUA Field Hockey Team Overthrows Randolph-Macon

No. 15 CUA Field Hockey Team Overthrows Randolph-Macon

ASHLAND, Va. – Catholic University senior all-American Maura Campbell pieced together one goal and assisted with a second to turn a single-goal deficit into a 2-1 win over the Randolph-Macon Hornets on Saturday, August 29.

"Maura is strong under pressure and a team must have someone like to be successful," said CUA Field Hockey Coach Gia Cillizza.

R-MC's Skyler Seligman got the Hornets scoring started to put the Virginia host ahead 1-0. 

Then with a little less than a minute remaining, and Campbell face-to-face with the goalie she scored a goal into the top of the net on a penalty stroke to tie the game at the half.

Campbell was key to the game-winning goal, as her original shot off a corner entry from Kim Hermann was tipped in by Tarah Portland for the win.

"Kim worked very hard to create the opportunity leading to the stroke," said Cillizza.  "She did not let up on crafting  options for us and it paid off for the win."

Sophomore goalkeeper Analisa Scott recorded her first win of the season with four saves.

"Analisa had a strong presence in goal and made some important saves for us," said Cillizza.

Despite the loss, the Hornets were active on the attack tallying 11 shots overall.

"Randolph-Macon was very strong.  They are ranked second in the ODAC and have played in the last four consecutive ODAC championship games.  They were a good test for us," said Cillizza.

Catholic will wrap up the weekend on Sunday, August 31, as they take on Denison at 1:00 p.m.  The game will be played at Washington & Lee in Lexington, Va.