W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE CLAIMS ODAC CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A 13-7 WIN OVER VIRGINIA WESLEYAN
LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior midfielder Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) scored three goals and added an assist to help lead the top-seeded and 10th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team to a 13-7 win over Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon at Watt Field. It was the Generals' fourth consecutive ODAC title and tied the school-record for victories in a season (15-3).
W&L jumped out to a 5-0 lead with 17:50 gone-by on the strength of two goals by senior attacker Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends). The Marlins (14-4) cut the deficit to 5-2 on unassisted goals by sophomore midfielder Jillian Boyd (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier) and freshman midfielder Kasey Marchwicki (Boyds, Md./Poolesville) with 6:57 left in the first half. The Generals responded with consecutive goals by junior attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) and Feve to push their advantage to 7-2 at the 4:45 mark, but VWC scored two of the final three goals in the half to make it an 8-4 game at the break.
W&L opened up the second stanza with three consecutive markers by junior midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor), sophomore midfielder Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) and junior midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) to extend its' lead to 11-4 just 5:30 into the half. Following a tally by Marchwicki, the Generals notched the next two goals to take their largest lead of the game at 13-5 with 15:19 remaining en route to the six-goal victory.
Feve was aided by freshman attacker Kelsi Robinson (West Chester, Pa./Westtown), who had two goals and one assist. Lester and Slosson also finished with two goals apiece. Sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) played all 60 minutes and made seven saves.
For the Marlins, Marchwicki had two goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Laura Wallace (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) had one goal and one helper. Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Sippel (Leesburg, Va./Ashburn Stone Bridge) also played the entire game and stopped 16 shots.
The Generals return to action in the NCAA Division III Tournament against an opponent that is yet to be determined. Selections will be announced on Sunday, May 7.
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