W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE WINS FIFTH-STRAIGHT ODAC TITLE WITH 10-4 VICTORY OVER ROANOKE (4/29)
LEXINGTON, Va. –Junior midfielder Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) recorded five goals and junior goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) registered a season-high 13 saves as top-seeded and 20th-ranked Washington and Lee won its fifth-straight ODAC Championship with a 10-4 victory over third-seeded Roanoke in the finals of the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Watt Field.
The game was scoreless until 16:30 of the first half when sophomore midfielder Colleen Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) gave the Generals a 1-0 lead, but the Maroons quickly tied the score with an unassisted tally from junior attacker Amanda Hutchins (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) at 14:54. W&L would then net two-straight goals, including one from Slosson, taking a 3-1 lead with 5:28 to play in the initial half. RC responded with a run of its own as Hutchins scored at the 4:25 mark and freshman attacker Brooks Laufman (Annapolis, Md./Severn) knotted the game with her unassisted goal at 3:09, but the Generals closed out the half with a goal from both Evans and Slosson to take a 5-3 lead into the break.
W&L opened the second half with three-straight scores, including two from Slosson and one from Evans, to own a 8-3 lead with 14:16 to play in the contest. Freshman midfielder Paige Mason (Orangeville, Ont./Orangeville) made good on a free position shot with 10:11 remaining to cut the W&L lead to 8-4, but the Blue and White closed the game with two unanswered goals to capture the ODAC crown.
Slosson was joined by Tilbor, Evans, senior midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) and junior defender Kat Michaels (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) on the All-Tournament Team. Evans recorded three goals, while Lobisser had a single tally. Junior attacker Laura Henson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) notched one goal and one assist, while senior attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) added two helpers.
Roanoke (14-3) placed Hutchins, freshman defender Alida Haslett (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Radnor) and sophomore goalkeeper Katlyn Scarlett (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's School of Girls) on the All-Tournament Team. Hutchins led RC with two goals, while Scarlett stopped nine shots.
Lynchburg and Randolph-Macon also had players honored on the All-Tournament Team for competing in the semifinals. Junior attacker Nichole Locher (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) and senior defender Nichole Johnson (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) were the selections for LC, while senior midfielders Lizzy Spero (Phoenix, Md./John Carroll) and Traci Phipps (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) were the picks from R-MC.
The Generals (14-3) receive the ODAC's automatic bid to the 2007 NCAA Division III Tournament and await their opponent, which will be announced on Sun., May 6.
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