W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE BESTS RANDOLPH-MACON, 14-3,
IN ODAC SEMIFINALS
LEXINGTON, Va. Tenth-ranked and top-seeded Washington
and Lee avenged its April 10 loss to Randolph-Macon on Saturday, downing
the Yellow Jackets, 14-3, in the ODAC women's lacrosse tournament semifinals
at the W&L Lacrosse Stadium.
The Generals (14-3) took a 9-0 lead into halftime and pushed their lead
to 10 goals with the first tally of the second half before Randolph-Macon
finally got on the scoreboard with back-to-back goals with 26:33 and 23:41
remaining in the game. Washington and Lee answered by outscoring the Yellow
Jackets 4-1 in the remainder of the contest for the 11-goal win.
For the second game in a row, senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville,
Va./Albemarle) rewrote the W&L record books. Taffe notched a game-high
five goals and added one assist to become the Generals' all-time leader
for points in a career with 231, surpassing Leslie Bogart (2000-03) and
Lisa Dowling (1990-93).
Sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored two
goals and added one assist, while senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore,
Md./Bryn Mawr) rounded out the multiple-goal scorers with a pair. Sophomore
attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and freshman
midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor)
both scored one goal and added one assist. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington,
N.Y./Huntington) seven saves in the Generals' goal.
For the Yellow Jackets, junior midfielder Catie Proulx (Concord, N.H./Concord),
junior attacker Kelly Jaeger (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) and freshman
midfielder Traci Phipps (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) all scored a goal while
senior Ashley Seal (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) made 12 saves in goal.
The Generals return to action on Sunday when they host second-seeded Virginia
Wesleyan in the ODAC Championship game. That contest begins at 2:00 p.m.
W&L GOALS: Kelly Taffe (5), Lee Wheeler (2), Kate Lester (2), Amanda
Strickler (1), Maggie Megear (1), Louisa Feve (1), Mallory Lobisser (1),
Avery Lovejoy (1).
W&L ASSISTS: Amanda Strickler (1), Kelly Taffe (1), Kate Lester (1),
Maggie Megear (1).
R-MC GOALS: Catie Proulx (1), Kelly Jaeger (1), Traci Phipps (1).
R-MC ASSISTS: Liz Lombardo (1).
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00 3 GA, 7 Saves
Ashley Seal (R-MC) 60:00 14 GA, 12 Saves
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