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Date: October 29, 2002
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS FIRST-EVER NATIONAL RANKING
Generals Ranked 16th Nationally, Second In NCAA South Region


Sophomore forward Maggie Hope is second on the team with 28 points

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team has achieved its first-ever national ranking. The Generals currently hold the 16th spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and are recognized as No. 2 in the NCAA South Region.

After dropping its season-opener, W&L is undefeated in its last 16 matches. The Generals tied Lynchburg, 1-1, in the fourth match of the season, then proceeded to win nine straight, falling one short of tying the school record for consecutive victories. Overall, the Generals are 13-1-3, including an 8-1-2 mark in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play.

For the season, W&L is outscoring its opposition, 68-13. Seven different members of the team have accumulated at least 11 points for the season, led by sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart), who leads the team with 30 points on 12 goals and six assists.

The Generals wrapped up regular season play with their third straight win, 4-0, over Goucher on Saturday. They will host a yet-undetermined opponent this Saturday in the first round of the ODAC Tournament. A game time has not yet been set.

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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670