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 
12-4 record.
	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 
that category.


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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