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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS BRIDGEWATER, 20-1, IN ODAC QUARTERFINALS

LEXINGTON, Va. – Top-seeded Washington and Lee scored 17 straight goals, including 10 in the first 19:17 to secure the running clock, as the Generals posted a 20-1 victory over eighth-seeded Bridgewater in the first round of the ODAC Tournament on Wednesday at the W&L Lacrosse Stadium.

Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) high-lighted the afternoon for W&L (13-3), scoring a pair of goals to surpass Lisa Dowling (1990-93) for the most career goals by a General with 171. Taffe also finished second on the day with three assists.

Senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and freshman midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) both scored three goals with one assist, while freshman attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) tallied a game-high six points on two goals and four assists. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and freshman Laura Hornbuckle (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) both saw action in the Generals' goal, with Hornbuckle picking up one ground ball.

Freshman attacker Gillian Walsh (Nantucket, Mass./Nantucket) scored the lone goal for Bridgewater (1-11), while senior Kristi Martin (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) made eight saves in the Eagles' net.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host the ODAC Semifinals against fourth-seeded Randolph-Macon. That game starts at 12:30 p.m.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Lee Wheeler (3), Kelly Evans (3), Kelly Taffe (2), Avery Lovejoy (2), Amanda Strickler (1), Kitt Murphy (1), Kate Lester (1), Sara Jurkowsky (1), Rachel Wallick (1), Maggie Speasmaker (1), Andie Ward (1), Maggie Megear (1), Mallory Lobisser (1), Caroline Simonson (1).
W&L ASSISTS: Avery Lovejoy (4), Kelly Taffe (3), Amanda Strickler (1), Lee Wheeler (1), Kate Lester (1), Kelly Evans (1), Karina Schless (1), Caroline Simonson (1).
HU GOALS: Gillian Walsh (1).
HU ASSISTS: None.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 26:00 0 GA, 0 Saves
Laura Hornbuckle (W&L) 34:00 2 GA, 0 Saves
Kristi Martin (BC) 60:00 20 GA, 8 Saves


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676