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LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team won its school-record 13th straight game, 20-3, over Sweet Briar in the first round of the ODAC Tournament on Wednesday at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals (13-1) and the Vixens traded goals in the first two minutes before W&L ripped off a 14-0 run to close out the half leading 15-1. The Generals then outscored Sweet Briar 5-2 in the second stanza for the final margin.Washington and Lee held advantages of 38-7 in shots and 47-24 in ground balls while forcing the Vixens into 21 turnovers.

Sophomore midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) was the high point-scorer for the Generals with two goals and three assists. Freshman midfielder Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) notched three goals, while senior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), junior midfielders Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), sophomore midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) and freshman midfielder Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) finished with two goals apiece. Junior netminder Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made one save.

Junior attacker Anne Benham (The Woodlands, Texas/Woodlands), junior midfielder Maria Kitchin (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) and freshman midfielder Kim Kopady (Lake Oswego, Ore.) accounted for the Vixens' (5-9) three goals. Junior Tasha Purcell (McLean, Va./Connelly) turned back 10 saves in net.

W&L will host the ODAC Semifinal on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Virginia Wesleyan.

W&L GOALS: Katharine Lester (3), Leslie Bogart (2), Natalya Hoobchaak (2), Erin Rathbone (2), Amanda Strickler (2), Kelly Taffe (2), Lee Wheeler (2), Kristen Brown (1), Laing Humphries (1), Kitt Murphy (1), Maggie Speasmaker (1), Laura Wilson (1)
W&L ASSISTS: Natalya Hoobchaak (3), Leslie Bogart (2), Lee Wheeler (2), Laura Wilson (2), Louisa Feve (1)
SBC GOALS: Anne Benham (1), Maria Kitchin (1), Kim Kopardy (1)
SBC ASSISTS: Anne Marie Nash (1), Laura Wallace (1)

Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 3 GA, 1 Save
Tasha Purcell (SBC) 60:00, 20 GA, 10 Saves

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