(CLEMSON, S.C.) – The Piedmont women’s lacrosse team dropped its neutral site contest, hosted at the Clemson Women’s Lacrosse facility, to Randolph-Macon Thursday afternoon. The Yellow Jacket offense overwhelmed the Lions early, scoring nine first-period goals.

Randolph-Macon came out hot in the contest, putting in four goals in the first six minutes. Sophomore Lovette Choloh answered with the first Piedmont goal but it did little to slow the momentum. The Yellow Jackets went on to post five more goals in the period and closed the first with a 9-1 lead.

Struggling on the offensive end, Piedmont remained unable to get back into the contest in the second period. The defense did its best to keep the contest within reach, allowing just two goals in the period as the Lions went to the half trailing 11-1.

Out of the break, the lead was pushed to 12 before junior Merryn Bumpass and junior Ava Trankina brought the deficit back to 13-3 with 05:49 to play in the period. The teams continued to trade blows as the Lions trailed 16-4 heading into the final period of play.

The Randolph-Macon defense allowed no attempt at a comeback for Piedmont, holding the Lions scoreless in the final period and closed out a 19-4 win.

Up next, Piedmont welcomes USA South opponent William Peace to Demorest on Saturday, April 6.