The Yellow Jacket lacrosse team traveled to Charlottesville to play Tandem Friends. After a week off for spring break, the student-athletes went right back to work and came away with a great 12-3 victory.
Charged by a great showing from our attack (Brook Blair 3 goals 3 assists, Jake Branham 4 goals, and Peter Blair 1 goal 2 assists), the Jackets possessed the ball very well. Possession started at the face-off where Ben Gillis and Nick Zavala went undefeated for all 17 faceoffs.
While much of the production came from the attack, our midfield play was well rounded. Slayton Speer had three goals followed by Garrett Cavanaugh who had one goal and 2 assists.
In the defensive end we had a strong stand only allowing 3 goals against. This was a combination of strong team defense (anchored by Austin Lee) and some quick reaction from senior goalie Oumar Muhtar.
With such a strong showing early in the game we were able to have the entire team play in the fourth quarter. All in all it was a great team effort and all went home happy and healthy. The Yellow Jackets play their next game at Wakefield Country Day School on Thursday April 10th at 4:30pm.
R -MA hosted Tandem Friends in a non- conference contest. The Lady Jackets started strong and held an even 1-1 score with the Badgers; however, inexperience soon troubled the R-MA team. Tandem took a commanding 4-1 lead at half. Unfortunately the Jackets could not find the energy to make a comeback and Tandem defeated R-MA 6-1. Natalie Pendie '15 scored the only goal for the Jackets.
The Lady Jackets' next game will be Friday April 11th at 4:30 as they take on Wakefield Country Day School at home.
The Randolph-Macon Academy varsity golf team traveled to Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 8, for a tri-match against the Wakefield School in the Plains and the host Tandem Friends School. The afternoon was beautiful except for a slight wind that made the temperature feel colder than the recorded 54 degrees.
The R-MA team had just come from Spring Break and had not practiced since March 27. The three teams sent out their first through sixth players in six separate three-somes. For R-MA, Bill Choi played in the number one slot and shot a 46. Tommy Yu played in the second position and shot a 56. James Christoph shot a 57 from the number four spot, and Joseph Silek shot 63 from the number three slot. The Yellow Jackets finished third in the match one shot behind Wakefield School and thirth-two shots behind the winner and host team from Tandem Friends. The R-MA team played well for their first outing with limited practice time this season due to the extreme weather conditions and Spring Break.
The R-MA golf team plays at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club on Thursday, April 10, against Christ Chapel in a head-to-head match beginning at 4:00. Come out and watch your R-MA varsity golf team play in 70 degree weather on a beautiful golf course.