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Scott Harris Lynchburg College Sports Information 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 434-544-8495 harris.se@lynchburg.edu For Immediate Release - 4/28/10 - #386 Lesley Buckingham Tallies Six Goals to Lead LC To the ODAC Championship Game Game with 12-11 Win Over Roanoke BOX SCORE SALEM, VA - Lesley Buckingham (Herndon, VA/Herndon) tallied a double hat trick with six goals and scored the game winning goal with just 11 seconds left on the clock to propel the #3 seeded Hornets to a 12-11 win over #2 seeded Roanoke College in Salem. LC advances to the ODAC Championship game to play Washington & Lee University on Saturday. Roanoke tied the game at 11-11 with 2:19 left in the game and Julie Will (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) grabbed the subsequent draw control to give Lc possession. Lynchburg fired off two shots in the last minute to no avail, but a Roanoke foul in the arc gave Buckingham a free position attempt with 11 ticks left on the clock, and she fired it past the goalie for the game winning tally. LC held a 7-5 lead at the half over the Maroons and pushed it out to 10-7 at the 9:47 mark. However, the Maroons struck for two goals in a little over a minute to make it just a 10-9 contest with 7:14 remaining. Lynchburg went back up by two, 11-9, off a Buckingham goal, but RC’s Carolyn Miller and Sunni Ray posted the next two scores to even it up at 11-11, allowing for the heroics of Buckingham. Buckingham’s six goals matched her career-high and needed just eight shots in the process. Morgan Logue (Barrington, IL/Barrington) and Katie Ollice (West Chester, PA/West Chester) recorded a goal and an assist. Patty Sheahan (Lutherville, MD/St. Timothy’s), Will, Lindsay Gengras (Avon, CT/Avon), and Kendall Adkin (New Milford, CT/New Milford) each found the back of the net once. Christina Tran (Sterling, VA/Severn) played all 60 minutes in the net and posted 11 saves and five groundballs for the victory. Gina Valles and Paige Mason each contributed two scores and two helpers for the Maroons while Miller and Brooks Laufman tacked on two goals and one assist. Laura Zdziarski tallied eight saves between the pipes. LC outshot RC 30-27, but free position attempts proved to be the difference maker as Lynchburg converted on 4-of-10 shots compared to just 2-for-4 for the Maroons. A very evenly matched game, each team had 17 groundballs, Roanoke had a 13-12 edge in draw controls, and Lynchburg had only 10 turnovers to 13 for Roanoke. Lynchburg will travel to Lexington, VA, on Saturday to battle perennial ODAC power Washington & Lee University for the ODAC Championship at a time to be determined. ###


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