W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS ROANOKE, 12-2, IN ODAC TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS
LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) scored two goals and notched four assists to help lead the top-seeded and 10th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team to a 12-2 win over Roanoke in the ODAC Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
The Maroons (10-8) jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 26 seconds into the game on an unassisted tally by senior attacker Kally Perkins (Gulph Mills, Pa./Agnes Irwin), but the Generals (14-3) tied the game at 1-1 just 1:08 later on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County). The game remained deadlocked at 1-1 until Strickler scored an unassisted goal at the 21:56 mark to give W&L a 2-1 lead. The Generals pushed their advantage to 3-1 when sophomore attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) scored off a feed from freshman attacker Kelsi Robinson (West Chester, Pa./Westtown) with 15:40 left in the half and then scored three goals in a 1:00 span to increase their advantage to 6-1 at the 8:37 mark en route to an 8-1 halftime lead.
W&L opened the second half by scoring the first three goals to extend its' advantage to 11-1 with 12:51 remaining. Strickler had one goal and two assists during the spurt. Perkins cut the deficit to 11-2 with her second unassisted tally of the contest at the 11:03 mark, but sophomore attacker Laura Henson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) scored off an assist from Strickler with 1:57 remaining to close out the scoring.
Strickler was aided by junior midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside), who had two goals and one assist. Evans, Bender and Henson all added two goals, while sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) played all 60:00 minutes and made 11 saves.
Roanoke freshman goalkeeper Katlyn Scarlett (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls) also played the entire game and stopped 14 shots.
The Generals advance to the ODAC Championship Game on Sunday when it faces second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan at 2:00 pm. The Marlins moved on with a 14-13 victory over third-seeded Randolph-Macon in the second semifinal.
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