W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS BRIDGEWATER, 20-1, IN
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
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. Johns) 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.
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.
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