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
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.