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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


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