1997 Washington and Lee Women's Lacrosse Recaps
Roanoke 8, W&L 7
April 27, 1997 -- Salem, Va.
W&L lost to Roanoke for the second time in eight days, as the
Maroons defeated the Generals 8-7 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Championship game. With the loss, the Generals end their season with a
The game was tied at three at the half, and then after Roanoke
took a 4-3 lead just over a minute into the second half, Katherine Riddle
tied the game at 4-4 less than a minute later. However, Roanoke then
scored four goals in the next three and a half minutes to take an 8-4.
The Generals didn't quit, though, and held Roanoke scoreless for the rest
of the game, and then Hilton Hines, Riddle and Lorraine Taurassi all
scored in the final ten minutes, the third goal coming from Taurassi with
just under four minutes left on the clock to cut the lead to 8-7. W&L had
several chances in the final minutes, but could not convert, and Roanoke
held on for the 8-7 win. Hines, Riddle and Taurassi each scored two goals
to lead the Generals offense.
W&L 10, Randolph-Macon 4
April 26, 1997 -- Salem, Va.
The Generals earned a spot in the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference championship game with a 10-4 win over Randolph-Macon in the
ODAC semifinals on Saturday. With the win, W&L improved to 12-3 for the
season, and will have a chance to avenge one of its losses, when the
Generals play Roanoke tomorrow afternoon in the title game.
RMC got on the board first, as Carrie Walker scored a little less
than nine minutes into the game, but then the Generals ripped off six
straight goals, including three in a row from Katherine Riddle in a nine
minute stretch, to take a 7-1 lead at the half. RMC scored the first
three goals of the second half to cut the lead to 7-4 with 13 minutes
remaining in the contest, but then Hilton Hines scored two goals in a
minute and one second span and Emily Gipson added a goal, and the
Generals went on for the 10-4 victory. Riddle led the offense with three
goals and Erika Snyder added a goal and two assists.
Roanoke 12, W&L 8
April 19, 1997 -- Salem, Va.
The Generals lost the chance to win the regular season Old
Dominion Athletic Conference title with a 12-8 loss to ODAC rival
Roanoke. With the loss, W&L finishes the regular season 11-3, 5-2 in the
ODAC, and will enter the ODAC tournament as the #2 seed next weekend.
Roanoke jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead just three minutes and 12
seconds into the game, but W&L would then get two goals from Lorraine
Taurassi and one from Whitney Parker to take a 3-2 lead with just over 10
minutes remaining in the first half. The Generals then took a 4-3 lead at
the 7:06 mark on Parker's second goal, but Roanoke's Lisa Franzino scored
with just 1:31 remaining in the half, to send the teams to intermission
tied at 4.
In the second half, Roanoke scored the first goal just over three
minutes into the half, but Betsy Howe answered just 25 seconds later, to
tie the game at 5-5. After Roanoke went ahead 7-5, Emily Gipson scored
off of a feed from Katherine Riddle, to cut the Maroons' lead to 7-6, but
Roanoke then scored the next three goals to go up 10-6, and held on for
the 12-8 victory.
Leading the way offensively for the the Generals was Whitney
Parker with three goals, while Lorraine Taurassi added two goals and
Betsy Howe a goal and an assist. Senior goalie Brooke Glenn made 17 saves
in net for W&L. Erika Snyder also scored a goal in the game, and with
that goal, now has 137 career points, moving her in front of Lindsay
Coleman into fifth place on W&L's all-time scoring list.
W&L 19, Sweet Briar 1
April 16, 1997 -- Sweet Briar, Va.
The Generals picked up their 11th win of the season to improve to
11-2 overall and 5-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with a 19-1
win over ODAC foe Sweet Briar on Wednesday. With the loss, Sweet Briar
finishes its season 0-8, 0-7 in the ODAC.
W&L jumped out early and took a 6-0 lead after just seven and a
half minutes of play, and extended the lead to 17-0 by halftime. In the
second half, the Generals upped their lead to 19-0, and looked to have
their second shutout of the season, but Sweet Briar's Molly Cameron
picked up a loose ball at midfield and got the Vixens on the board with
just 36 seconds remaining in the game to account for the final 19-1 score.
Thirteen different players scored at least one goal for the
Generals, led by Anne-Lamar Brown who tallied four goals and two assists.
Katherine Riddle added two goals and an assist and Lorraine Taurassi and
Susie Creamer each chipped in with two goals. W&L, ranked sixth in the
latest Brine/IWLCA poll, will finish up the regular season on Saturday
when they take on eighth ranked Roanoke at 12:00 pm.
College of New Jersey 8, W&L 6
April 13, 1997 -- Ewing Township, N.J.
The Generals returned from winter term exams, and lost a tough
8-6 non conference game to the College of New Jersey. W&L, ranked ninth
in Division III, had their seven game winning streak snapped and fell to
10-2 for the season, while the second ranked College of New Jersey
improved to 8-0 for the season, and stretched its winning streak to 96,
dating back to 1991.
The Generals jumped on top first, as Whitney Parker scored the
game's first goal eight and a half minutes into the contest to put W&L up
1-0. The College of New Jersey responded by scoring the next five goals,
before Erika Snyder scored off of an assist from Betsy Howe with just
under five minutes remaining in the half, to cut the lead to 5-2, which
is where the game stood at the half. In the second half, TCNJ pushed its
lead to four goals three separate times, but each time the Generals
responded with a goal to cut the lead to three, the last time coming on
Lorraine Taurassi's goal with 11:42 on the clock, cutting the lead to
8-5. Mary Jo Mahoney would pull W&L to within two goals, as she scored an
unassisted goal with just under five minutes remaining in the game, but
the Generals could get no closer, and TCNJ held on for the 8-6 win.
Whitney Parker scored two goals for the Generals, while Taurassi
and Katherine Riddle each added a goal and an assist. Senior goalie
Brooke Glenn had a phenomenal game, as she recorded a school record 31
saves in the loss. Glenn made 16 saves in the first half and 15 in the
second, to break her own school record, which she set against William
Smith in 1995.
W&L 10, Frostburg State 5
April 1, 1997 -- Lexington, Va.
The Generals won their seventh straight game by defeating visiting
Frostburg State 10-5 in a non conference game on Tuesday. With the win,
W&L improved to 10-1 for the season, and finished the home portion of the
regular season with a perfect 6-0 mark. W&L will now be off until April
13 for winter exams.
The Generals, ranked 10th in the latest Brine/IWLCA Division III
poll, wasted no time grabbing the lead, as Emily Gipson scored twice
early to give W&L a 4-0 lead just under 12 minutes into the game.
Frostburg cut the lead to 5-2 at the half, but would never get any
closer, as W&L coasted in the second half to the 10-5 victory. Lorraine
Taurassi once again led the way for the Generals offense, as she tallied
three goals on the day. Erika Snyder added a goal and two assists, Emily
Gipson scored two goals and Mary Jo Mahoney and Whitney Parker each added
a goal and an assist. Snyder's two assists give her 61 for her career,
surpassing Lisa Dowling (1990-93, 60 assists) as W&L's all time leader in
W&L 16, Mary Washington 5
March 29, 1997 -- Fredericksburg, Va.
W&L won its sixth straight game to improve to 9-1 for the season,
4-1 in the ODAC, by defeating Mary Washington 16-5 in a non conference
game on Saturday.
The Generals led 5-2 at the half, but then Lorraine Taurassi
scored five of her career high seven goals in the second half and W&L
cruised to the 16-5 victory. With the seven goals, Taurassi now has 30
for the season and 58 for her career, which moves her one goal ahead of
Paige Henke (1990-'93) into ninth place on W&L's all-time goals scored
list. W&L also got three goals each from Whitney Parker and Mary Jo
Mahoney and Erika Snyder added a goal and three assists. Brooke Glenn
made 12 saves in net for the Generals, who will host Frostburg State on
Tuesday in their final home game of the regular season, and their last
game before breaking for exams.
W&L 14, Colby 3
March 27, 1997 -- Lexington, Va.
The Generals improved to 8-1 for the season, 4-1 in the ODAC,
by winning their fifth straight game 14-3 over visting Colby College in a
non conference game on Thursday.
W&L jumped out to an 8-2 lead at the half behind Whitney Parker's
three first half goals, and then scored the first five goals of the
second half, while holding Colby scoreless for the first 23 minutes of
the second stanza, to take a 13-2 lead, and the Generals coasted to the
14-3 victory. Parker and Erika Snyder each scored three goals and added
one assist for the Generals, while Lorraine Taurassi and Mary Jo Mahoney
each added two goals. W&L will return to action on Saturday, as they will
travel to Fredericksburg to take on Mary Washington in a non conference
game at 2:00 pm.
W&L 13, Denison 4
March 22, 1997 -- Granville, Oh.
The Generals won their fourth game in a row by defeating Denison
13-4 on Saturday. With the win, W&L improves to 7-1 for the season, 4-1
in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, while the loss drops Denison to 1-3.
W&L jumped out early and claimed an 8-3 lead at the half, and
then outscored Denison 5-1 in the second half to cement the 13-4 victory.
Erika Snyder led the way offensively for W&L, as she scored three goals
and added four assists, while Lorraine Taurassi scored three goals, Betsy
Howe scored two goals and added an assist and Katherine Riddle dished out
two assists. W&L will play again on Thursday, as they host Colby at
4:00pm in a non conference game.
W&L 21, Hollins 0
March 19, 1997 -- Lexington, Va.
The Generals improved to 6-1 for the season, 4-1 in the Old
Dominion Athletic Conference, with a 21-0 victory over visiting Hollins
College in an ODAC contest on Wednesday. The loss drops Hollins to 3-4
for the season and 1-4 in the ODAC. The shutout marks only the second
time in W&L women's lacrosse history that the Generals have shut out
their opponent, the other coming in 1992 when W&L defeated Sweet Briar 19-0.
W&L jumped out early, as Lorraine Taurassi and Betsy Howe each
scored a goal in the first minute of play to give the Generals the 2-0
lead 57 seconds into the game. W&L would also add three goals in the
final 1:43 of the first half to go ahead 12-0 at the break, and then
cruised to the 21-0 victory. Taurassi led the way for W&L with four goals
and three assists, while Howe added four goals, Lauren Francis added two
goals and an assist, and Anne-Lamar Brown and Susie Creamer each tallied
two goals. W&L will travel to Denison for a 1:00 pm game on Saturday.
W&L 12, Colorado College 7
March 16, 1997 -- Lexington, Va.
The Generals won their second game in as many days, as the beat
Colorado College 12-7 in a nonconference game on Sunday. With the win,
W&L improved to 5-1 for the season.
The game was tied 3-3 with just under six minutes remaining in
the first half, but W&L scored five unanswered goals in the final 5:41 of
the first stanza to take an 8-3 lead at halftime. W&L scored the first
two goals of the second half to go up 10-3, but Colorado College scored
the game's next three goals to cut the lead to 10-6 with six minutes left
in the game. However, W&L's Lorraine Taurassi scored two goals in a span
of a minute and 45 seconds to put W&L ahead 12-6 with under two minutes
to play, and the Generals hung on for the 12-7 win.
Taurassi and Katherine Riddle each scored three goals and added
one assist, while Emily Gipson added three goals and Erika Snyder three
assists for the Generals. Brooke Glenn made 13 saves in net for W&L, who
will host Hollins on Wednesday in and ODAC game.
W&L 17, Guilford 4
March 15, 1997 -- Greensboro, N.C.
The Generals improved to 4-1 for the season, 3-1 in the ODAC,
with a 17-4 win over conference rival Guilford on Saturday. W&L jumped
out 12-0 after the first 30 minutes of play, and were never seriously
threatened, as they went on for the 17-4 victory. Lorraine Taurassi scored
four goals, Katherine Riddle scored three goals and handed out an assist
and Mary Jo Mahoney added three goals for W&L. Tina Beahan scored three
goals to pace the Guilford attack.
Lynchburg 9, W&L 8
March 13, 1997 -- Lynchburg, Va.
The Generals suffered their first loss of the season, as
Lynchburg defeated W&L 9-8 in and Old Dominion Athletic Conference game
on Thursday. With the loss, W&L falls to 3-1 for the season, 2-1 in the
ODAC, while Lynchburg improves to 1-0 and 1-0 with the win.
W&L led 5-4 at the half, and Lauren Francis' goal with 15:52
remaining on the clock gave W&L an 8-6 lead late in the game. However,
that would be the last goal the Generals would score, and Lynchburg would
score three times over the next nine and half minutes to take a 9-8 lead
with six and a half minutes remaining on the clock. W&L would have
several opportunities to tie the game, but Lynchburg goalie Kathleen
Harrington came up with some big saves, and LC held on to win 9-8.
W&L freshman Katherine Riddle led the Generals offensive with two
goals and three assists, and Emily Gipson added three goals. Senior goalie
Brooke Glenn made nine saves in net for W&L.
W&L 6, Randolph-Macon 5
March 8, 1997 -- Lexington, Va.
Freshman Katherine Riddle broke a 5-5 tie with 4:26 left in the
game as she scored her second goal of the game to give W&L a 6-5 win over
ODAC rival Randolph-Macon on Saturday. With the win, W&L improved to 3-0
overall and 2-0 in the ODAC, while RMC fell to 0-1 and 0-1.
W&L led 4-2 at the half, and then stretched the lead to 5-2 five
minutes into the second half on Lorraine Taurassi's third goal of the
game. However, Randolph-Macon fought back to tie the game at five apiece
with six and a half minutes remaining in the game. Just over a minute
later, W&L senior Erika Snyder appeared to score the go ahead goal, but
the score was called back and the game remained tied until Riddle's game
winner gave the Generals the 6-5 victory. Taurassi led W&L with three
goals and Riddle added two goals and one assist. W&L senior goalie Brooke
Glenn made 12 saves in net for the Generals.
W&L 14, Bridgewater 4
March 5, 1997 -- Lexington, Va.
W&L improved to 2-0 for the season and 1-0 in the ODAC, with a
14-4 win over conference foe Bridgewater on Wednesday. Bridgewater is now
0-1 overall and 0-1 in the ODAC.
W&L went ahead 1-0 early on a goal by Mary Jo Mahoney less than
three minutes into the game, but Bridgewater's Renee Luers scored just 31
seconds later to knot the score at 1-1. The Generals then scored nine
straight goals and held Bridgewater scoreless for the nest 39 minutes to
go on for the 14-4 victory.
Senior Erika Snyder led the Generals with three goals and two
assists, while Whitney Parker added three goals and Mary Jo Mahoney and
Lorraine Taurassi contributed two goals each.
W&L 15, Limestone 6
February 22, 1997 -- Gaffney, S.C.
The Generals opened their season on the earliest date in school
history and picked up a 15-6 victory over Division II Limestone.
Senior tri-captain Erika Snyder led the way offensively for W&L with four
goals, while Betsy Howe added three goals and Mary Jo Mahoney two. Senior
Goalie Brooke Glenn added to her career save record, as she recorded 10
saves, while allowing just six goals.
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