Sunday marked the opening of the 2020-21 field hockey season as Roanoke College played host to Randolph-Macon and battled to a 1-0 win.
The Maroons bested the Yellow Jackets in the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament and were looking for a repeat performance on Sunday. A first quarter score would give RC a 1-0 lead and the defense made it hold up as they allowed just five RMC shots after the first period of play.
Just after the midway point of the first quarter, Emilee Wooten sent a shot past the goalie that was saved by a defender, but the rebound would pop out in front of the goal. Katherine Martin dove into the pile to knock the ball into the cage for the first, and only, goal of the afternoon.
In goal Hannah Roerden was perfect, saving all four shots that made it on goal.
Roanoke will look to get the season off to a 2-0 start when the Maroons play host to Sweet Briar on Friday at 4 pm.