1998 Washington and Lee Women's Lacrosse Recaps
St. Mary's 11, W&L 8
NCAA Tournament Round I
May 6, 1998 - Lexington, Va.
St. Mary's College outscored Washington and Lee 7-4 in the second half
to break a 4-4 halftime stalemate and advance to the quarterfinals of
the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament today at Liberty Hall
The first half saw three ties and three lead changes, as the teams
fought to a 4-4 tie at halftime. St. Mary's scored six of the first
seven goals of the second half and gained control of the pace to take a
10-5 lead with 7:06 remaining in the game. Senior midfielder Whitney
Parker scored two goals to pull the Generals within 10-7 with 4:30
remaining, however the Generals could get no closer, as St. Mary's won,
The Seahawks were paced by sophomore midfielder Kari Meyer, senior
attack Gia Trionfo, and senior midfielder Melissa Moore, who scored
three goals a piece. Parker scored three goals to lead the Generals.
St. Mary's advances to Sunday's quarterfinal at The College of New
Jersey (12-0) in Trenton, N.J.
St. Mary's 4 7 -11
W&L 4 4 -8
St. Mary's: Gia Trionfo 3, Kari Meyer 3, Melissa Moore 3, Kelly Fetter
1, Susan Welsh 1.
W&L: Whitney Parker 3, Katherine Riddle 2, Lorraine Taurassi 2, Susie
St. Mary's: Kristi Lavardera 1, Mary Davies 1.
W&L: Lorraine Taurassi 1.
St. Mary's: Tara Jensen 8.
W&L: Ginny Jernigan 14.
W&L 9, Roanoke 5
ODAC Tournament Championship Game April 26, 1998 - Lexington, Va.
Washington and Lee's women's lacrosse team (13-2, 8-0 ODAC) captured its
third Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship this afternoon by
defeating Roanoke (10-6, 6-2 ODAC) by a score of 9-5.
The Generals quickly scored the first two goals of the game, 5:33
in. However, the Maroons tied the game even more quickly with two goals
in the next three minutes. Freshman attack Liz Borges then rose to the
occasion, scoring three goals in 17 minutes as the Generals held Roanoke
without a goal until eight seconds remained in the half, to take a 6-3
lead into halftime.
W&L then scored the first three goals of the second half to build
an insurmountable 9-3 lead. The Maroons scored the final two goals of
the game to cut the lead to 9-5, where it stayed.
The Generals held Roanoke's leading scorer, senior center Ali
Ogelsby scoreless. W&L sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan saved 18
Sophomore midfielders Lorraine Taurassi and Whitney Parker both
scored two goals a piece for the Generals. Taurassi added two assists.
Roanoke was led by senior midfielder Amanda Davison and junior midfielder
Ellie Page, who each scored two goals.
The win snapped Roanoke's four-year string of ODAC
Championships. W&L becomes the eleventh top seed to win the tournament
in its 16-year existence.
The Generals will wait to see if they will be selected into the
NCAA Tournament. The announcement will be on Sunday, May 3.
Roanoke 3 2 -5
W&L 6 3 -9
RC: Amanda Davison 2, Ellie Page 2, Sue Digby 1.
W&L: Liz Borges 3, Lorraine Taurassi 2, Whitney Parker 2, Katherine
Riddle 1, Mary Jo Mahoney 1.
W&L: Taurassi 2, Borges 1, Emily Gipson 1.
W&L: Ginny Jernigan 18.
RC: Debbie Apizidis 11.
W&L 13, Bridgewater 5
ODAC Tournament Semifinal Game
April 25, 1998 - Lexington, Va.
Washington and Lee defeated Bridgewater,
13-5 to advance to Sunday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference
championship against Roanoke, who defeated defeated Randolph-Macon,
18-7 this afternoon.
In the first game of the semifinal doubleheader, top-seeded W&L (12-2,
8-0) used five goals from senior midfielder Lorraine Taurassi to cruise
to the 13-5 victory. The Generals jumped to a 7-0 halftime lead and
led by as much as 10-0 before fourth-seeded Bridgewater (11-6, 5-3
ODAC) scored with 23:58 remaining in the game.
The Generals held Bridgewater senior midfielder Amy Rafalski, the
ODAC's leading scorer to only two goals, her lowest output of the
season. Sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan had 15 saves for the
In the second game, third-seeded Roanoke (10-5, 6-2 ODAC) became the
lowest seed since 1990 to reach the conference final by defeating
second-seeded Randolph-Macon (11-4, 7-1 ODAC), 18-7,
Randolph-Macon scored the first goal of the game, however Roanoke
ripped off the next four in the span of 4:15. After taking a 7-4 lead
into halftime, Roanoke outscored the Yellow Jackets, 11-3 in the second
The Maroons were led by senior midfielder Amanda Davison, who scored
five goals and dished three assists and senior attack Ali Oglesby who
was accountable for five goals of her own. Sophomore goalkeeper Debbie
Apazidis had 23 saves in goal for the Maroons.
BC 0 5 -5
W&L 7 6 -13
Goals: BC - Renee Luers 2, Amy Rafalski 2, Kate Blaney 1.
W&L - Lorraine Taurassi 5, Emily Gipson 3, Whitney Parker 2, Liz Borges
1, Katherine Riddle 1, Susie Creamer 1.
Assists: BC - Amy Rafalski 1.
W&L - Lauren Francis, Taurassi, Parker.
Saves: W&L - Ginny Jernigan 15, Brooke Easton 3.
RC 7 11 -18
R-MC 4 3 -7
Goals: RC - Ali Ogelsby 5, Amanda Davison 5, Sue Digby 4, Lindsay Pyles
4, Amy Kelaher 1.
R-MC - Lacie Litz 2, Carrie Winkler 2, Maggie Litz, 1, Laura McFadden
1, Laurel Mullen 1.
Assists: RC - Davison 3, Pyles 1, Ellen Wile 1, Digby 1, Ellie Page 1.
R-MC - Redall Harris 1, McFadden 1, Winkler 1.
Saves: RC - Debbie Apizidis 23
R-MC - Amy Whitcomb 21
W&L 21, Va. Wesleyan 3 April 18, 1998 - Norfolk, Va.
W&L's women's lacrosse team finished the regular season today with their
best Old Dominion Athletic Conference record ever (8-0), by winning at
Virginia Wesleyan, 21-3.
The Generals (11-2 overall) scored a season-high 16 goals in the first
half on their way to the win. They were led by senior midfielder
Lorraine Taurassi, who had four goals and an assist in her final
regular season game. Senior midfielder Mary Jo Mahoney scored three
goals and an assist and freshman Elizabeth Murchison scored the first
three goals of her career.
Senior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan had five saves in the first half.
The Generals will host and be the top seed in the ODAC Tournament on
April 25 and 26 at Liberty Hall Fields. Game times on April 25 are
12:30 and 3:00 p.m. The championship will be held at 2:00 on the
afternoon of April 26.
W&L 16 5 -21
VWC 2 1 -3
W&L: Lorraine Taurassi 4, Elizabeth Murchison 3, Mary Jo Mahoney
3, Whitney Parker 2, Lauren Francis 2, Betsy Howe 2, Liz Borges
1, Emily Gipson 1, Katherine Riddle 1.
VWC: Compioli 1, Jackson 1, Jensen 1.
W&L: Caroline Gee 2, Borges 1, Taurassi 1, Mahoney 1.
W&L 19, Sweet Briar 3
April 15, 1998 - Lexington, Va.
The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team (10-2, 7-0 ODAC) clinched
their second Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season title in
four years this afternoon with a 19-3 victory over Sweet Briar (1-11, 0-8
In the final regular season home game for seven seniors, five of
them got into the scoring act. Attack Lorraine Taurassi (Smithtown,
N.Y./ Smithtown East) had four goals and an assist, attack Susie Creamer
(Baltimore, Md./ St. Paul's) had three goals; midfielder Mary Jo Mahoney
had three goals and an assist; while defender Betsy Howe (Cortland, N.Y./
Cortland) and midfielder Whitney Parker (Richmond, Va./ St. Catherine's)
added two goals a piece.
Creamer scored the first goal of the game only ten seconds in,
and the Generals led 11-1 af haftune elapsed as they cruised to the 19-3
Sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips)
had four saves in the first half for W&L, while junior Brooke Easton
(Charlotte, N.C./ Charlotte Country Day) collected five saves in the
second half for the Generals..
The Generals will conclude the regular season on Saturday morning
with a game at Virginia Wesleyan that will begin at 11:30.
With clinching the ODAC regular season title it gives W&L the
right to host the ODAC Tournament that will take place the weekend of
April 25 and 26.
SCORING 1 2 F
Sweet Briar 1 2 -3
W&L 11 8 -19
SBC: Angelina Alongi 2, Katherine Thompson 1,
W&L: Lorraine Taurassi 4, Susie Creamer 3, Mary Jo Mahoney 3, Liz Borges
3, Betsy Howe 2, Whitney Parker 2, Lauren Francis 1, Ellen Ritsch 1.
ASSISTS: SBC: Melissa Jefferson 1; W&L: Taurassi 1, Mahoney 1, Ritsch 1.
St. Mary's 13, Washington & Lee 1
April 13, 1998 - St. Mary's City, Md.
Washington and Lee was held scoreless for the first 48 and a half
minutes, as they fell at St. Mary's College by a score of 13-1. The
loss drops W&L's record to 9-2 on the season.
W&L's lone goal was scored by freshman attack Caroline Gee.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan had 15 saves in goal, including nine
in the first half.
W&L will attempt to get back on the winning
track and wrap up an ODAC regular season championship on Wednesday
afternoon against Sweet Briar at 4:30.
Score by Half 1 2 Final
Wash. & Lee 0 1 -1
St. Mary's 7 6 -13
W&L Goals: Caroline Gee
St. Mary's Goals: Kelly Fetter 4, Kristi LaVardera 3, Gian Trionfo 3,
Melissa Moore 2, Britney Whitehurst
St. Mary's Assists: Kelly Fetter 2, Kristi LaVardera, Allison Wagner
W&L Saves: Ginny Jernigan 15
St. Mary's Saves: Tara Jensen 7
Washington & Lee 10
March 31, 1998
Senior midfielder Lorraine Taurassi scored her only two goals of the the
game with 5:47 and 1:49 remaining to tie and give the the Washington &
Lee (9-1, 6-0 ODAC) a 10-9 victory over arch-rival Roanoke (4-4, 3-2
The Generals burst out to a 6-2 halftime lead behind three goals from
senior attack Emily Gipson.
The first twenty minutes of the second half were dominated by the
Maroons, as they outscored W&L, 6-1 as senior attack Ali Ogelsby scored
her third and fourth goals of the game to take an 8-7 lead.
With 6:14 remaining, freshman midfielder Ellen Ritsch scored on a free
posession shot to tie the game, but Ogelsby scored her fifth goal of
the game, nine seconds later to give the Maroons a 9-8 lead. Taurassi
then took control of the game and gave W&L the win.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan had 21 saves in goal for the
Generals including two with 30 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Roanoke 2 7 -9
W&L 6 4 -10
Roanoke: Ali Ogelsby 5, Amanda Davidson 2, Amy Kelaher 1, Ellie Page.
W&L: Emily Gipson 3, Liz Borges 2, Lorraine Taurassi 2, Katherine
Riddle 1, Whitney Parker, 1.
Roanoke: Sue Digby, 1
W&L: Gipson, 1; Betsy Howe, 1
W&L 13, Mary Washington 7 March 28,
1998 - Lexington, Va.
Seniors Whitney Parker and Lorraine Taurassi each scored three goals and
had an assist as Washington and Lee defeated Mary Washington 13-7 in a
nonconference women's lacrosse game on Saturday afternoon.
W&L (8-1) led 7-3 at the half and then scored two goals in the first
minute of the second half to open up a six-goal lead. Mary Washington
(4-2) then scored three straight goals, cutting the lead to 9-6 on Sara
Andersen's second goal with 21:56 to play. W&L then ripped off four
straight goals in a span of just over four minutes to put the game out of
Liz Borges, Betsy Howe and Mary Jo Mahoney each added two goals for the
Generals and sophomore goalie Ginny Jernigan made 22 saves. The Eagles
were led by Andersen with two goals and an assist and Melissa Ballance
and Diane Grimm each added two goals.
Score by Half 1 2 Final
Mary Washington 3 4 -7
Washington and Lee 7 6 -13
Mary Washington Goals: Sara Andersen 2, Melissa Ballance 2, Diane Grimm
2, Lauren Nichols.
W&L Goals: Whitney Parker 3, Lorraine Taurassi 3, Liz Borges 2, Betsy
Howe 2, Mary Jo Mahoney 2, Cory Metee.
Mary Washington Goals: Sara Andersen, Jenny Foy, Bridget Geiman.
W&L Assists: Liz Borges, Emily Gipson, Whitney Parker, Lorraine Taurassi.
Mary Washington Saves (GA): Courtney Gelardi 5 (9), Alex Racanelli 1 (4).
W&L Saves (GA): Ginny Jernigan 22 (7).
Colby 12, W&L 8
March 26, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
The Washington & Lee women's lacrosse team (7-1) lost its first match of
the season today to Colby College (2-0), by a score of 12-8.
Colby scored seven goals in the last 15:17 of the first half to take
an 8-3 halftime lead and never looked back as they maintained a
comfortable lead en route to the victory.
The Generals were led by senior mid fielder Lorraine Taurassi, who
score four goals. Sophomore attack Christie Browning scored six goals
for the White Mules.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan had 14 saves in goal this
afternoon for the Generals.
W&L will attempt to get back on the winning track on Saturday
afternoon, when they host Mary Washington College on Liberty Hall Field
Colby 8 4 -12
W&L 3 5 -8
Colby: Christie Browning 6, Nicki Furek 3, Abby Healy 2, Caroline
W&L: Lorraine Taurassi 4, Whitney Parker 2, Liz Borges 1, Mary Jo
Colby: Kasparian 1.
W&L: Borges 1, Parker 1.
Senior Betsy Howe and sophomore Katherine Riddle each scored two goals to
lead Washington and Lee to an 8-6 victory over Randolph-Macon in a key
Old Dominion Athletic Conference women's lacrosse game on Sunday
afternoon. The Generals remained unbeaten for the season with a 7-0 mark,
including a 5-0 league records, while handing R-MC (4-2, 4-1) its first
W&L jumped out to a 5-3 halftime advantage and maintained the two-goal
cushion. Freshman Liz Borges added a goal and two assists while Lorraine
Taurassi had a goal and two assists. Ginny Jernigan made nine saves for
Score by Half 1 2 Final
Washington & Lee 5 3 -8
Randolph-Macon 3 3 -6
W&L Goals: Katherine Riddle 2, Betsy Howe 2, Liz Borges, Lorraine
Taurassi, Whitney Parker, Mary Jo Mahoney.
R-MC Goals: Carrie Winkler 3, Laurel Mullen 2, Laurie Litz.
W&L Assists: Liz Borges 2, Emily Gipson, Lorraine Taurassi.
R-MC Assists: Laurie Litz, Maggie Litz, Lauren McFadden.
W&L Saves: Ginny Jernigan 9.
R-MC Saves: Aamy Whitcomb 19.
W&L 13, Lynchburg 9
March 18, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Lexington, Va. -- Washington & Lee's women's lacrosse team improved its
record to 6-0 on the season with at 13-9 victory over Lynchburg (1-2) at
Liberty Hall Field this afternoon. The 6-0 start is the best for a W&L
team since the 1993 team started 9-0.
W&L jumped out to a 3-0 lead four minutes into the game, before
Lynchburg tied the game at three, eight minutes later. The Generals
dominated the rest of the half, outscoring Lynchburg 6-1 and taking a 9-4
lead into halftime.
The Hornets drew the score to 11-9 with 3:32 remaining, before
W&L's senior midfielder and Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of
the Week Whitney Parker scored two goals to put the game away at 13-9.
Parker finished the game with four goals and an assist. Also
scoring for the Generals was freshman attack Liz Borges, who scored three
goals and an assist. Sophomore Katherine Riddle added three goals and an
assist of her own.
For Lynchburg, sophomore attack Karen Sellers and senior attack
Jill O'Connor both had three goals a piece.
W&L's Ginny Jernigan had eleven saves in goal.
The Generals will put their perfect record on the line at
Randolph-Macon on Saturday. Start time is at 1:00.
Score 1 2 F
LC 4 5 9
W&L 9 4 13
LC: Jill O'Connor 3, Karen Sellers 3, Laurie Ward 2, Liz Paressa 1.
W&L: Whitney Parker 4, Liz Borges 3, Katherine Riddle 3, Lorraine
Taurassi 2, Lauren Francis 1.
LC: Lauren Sellers 1.
W&L: Lorraine Taurassi 3, Liz Borges 1, Emily Gipson 1, Katherine Riddle
1, Whitney Parker 1.
W&L 11, Franklin & Marshall 8
March 15, 1998 -- Lancaster, Pa.
Washington & Lee senior Whitney Parker scored all of her game-high five
goals in the first half and sparked a game-winning 8-1 run to lead the
Generals (5-0) to an 11-8 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over
Franklin & Marshall (1-1).
Senior Lorraine Taurassi also added three goals for the Generals, who
opened the season with five wins for the second time in the last three
years. F&M was led by senior midfielder Kara Silberg with two goals and
two assists. Junior Sarah Reigner and sophomore Kim Kelly each added two
goals while junior Kasey Ryan chipped in a goal and an assist.
Parker scored the first goal of the game in the first minute, but F&M
rebounded to take a 5-3 lead midway through the first period. Silberg
had a goal and two assists while Ryan had a goal and an assist in the
W&L then went on a 6-1 run to end the half, with Parker scored three
times in the streak, to gain a 9-6 halftime lead. The Generals extended
the lead to 11-6 in the first 10 minutes of the second half on
goals by Francis and Taurassi (assisted by Francis).
The Diplomats scored the only two goals in the last 20 minutes of the
game, but W&L goalie Ginny Jernigan was credited with 23 saves on 31 F&M
shots to protect the victory.
WASHINGTON & LEE (5-0) 9 2 -- 11
FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (1 - 1) 6 2 -- 8
Goals: W&L Whitney Parker 5, Lorraine Taurassi 3, Liz Borges, Katherine
Riddle, Lauren Francis
F&M, Kim Kelley 2, Sarah Reigner 2, Kara Silberg 2, Kasey Ryan,,
Assists: W&L, Lauren Francis
F&M, Kara Silberg 2, Kasey Ryan, Hannah Lee
Saves: W&L, Ginny Jernigan 23
F&M, Audra Krupp 8
W&L 15, Bridgewater 6
March 14, 1998 -- Bridgewater, Va.
Washington & Lee's women's lacrosse team improved to 4-0 today with a
15-6 win at Bridgewater.
Senior midfielder Whitney Parker led the way for the Generals
with four goals and two assists. Freshman attack Liz Borges had three
goals and three assists. Senior midfielder Lorraine Taurassi chipped in
with three goals and an assist.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan stonewalled Bridgewater by
saving 17 of the 22 shots on goal.
The Generals will be at Franklin & Marshall tomorrow for a game
that will begin at noon.
Score 1 2 F
W&L 7 8 15
BC 3 3 6
W&L: Whitney Parker 3, Liz Borges 3, Lorrain Taurassi 3, Ellen Ritsch 2,
Katherin Riddle 1, Mary Jo Mahoney 1, Caroline Gee 1.
BC: Amy Rapalski 3, Renee Luens 2, Andy Katufiasz 1.
W&L: Borges 3, Parker 2, Taurassi 1, Emily Gipson, 1.
BC; Tammy Russel 1.
W&L 21, Hollins 5
March 12, 1998 -- Hollins, Va.
Senior midfielder Mary Jo Mahoney and freshman attack Liz Borges each
scored four goals as Washington and Lee defeated Hollins 21-5 in
an Old Dominion Athletic Conference game on Thursday afternoon.
The Generals improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the ODAC with
Nine different Generals scored goals in the contest and senior
midfielders Whitney Parker and Lorraine Taurassi each added
three goals. Sophomore Ginny Jernigan made six first half saves
as the Generals jumped out to a 13-3 halftime lead and junior
Brooke Easton made two saves in the second half. Jen Widemer led
Hollins with three goals and Megan Lally added a goal and an
W&L is off to a 3-0 start for the fourth consecutive year and
has two games on the road this weekend. The Generals continue
ODAC play on Saturday with a game at Bridgewater and then play
at Franklin & Marshall on Sunday.
Score by Half 1 2 Final
Washington & Lee 13 8 -21
Hollins 3 2 -5
W&L Goals: Liz Borges 4, Mary Jo Mahoney 4, Whitney Parker 3,
Lorraine Taurassi 3, Athena Mahoney 2, Katherine Riddle 2, Emily
Gipson, Ellen Ritsch, Karin Treese.
Hollins Goals: Jen Widemer 3, Anna Howpt, Megan Lally.
W&L Assists: Liz Borges 2, Emily Gipson, Whitney Parker,
Katherine Riddle, Whitney Parker.
Hollins Assists: Megan Lally, Rachel Scanlon.
Washington & Lee 14 Denison 10
March 7, 1998
Washington & Lee outscored Denison 7-1 in the first 13 minutes of the
second half to build a 14-6 lead and held on to win 14-10. The win moves
Washington & Lee's record to 2-0 and Denison drops to 0-1 on the season.
Sophomore attack Katherine Riddle led the Generals with five goals,
four of which were scored in the first half. Senior attack Emily Gipson
and senior midfielder Lorraine Taurassi both chipped in with three goals
Sophomore goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan stopped 13 Denison shots.
Freshman attack Laura Peace led Denison with three goals of her own.
The Generals will travel to Hollins College on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m.
Dension (0-1) 5 5 -10
Washington & Lee (2-0) 7 7 -14
Denison Goals: Peace 3, Opitz 2, McCarthy 2, Bellows 1, Walsh 1,
W&L Goals: Riddle 5, Gipson 3, Taurassi 3, Borges 1, Howe 1, Parker 1.
Denison Assist: Opitz 1.
W&L Assists: Gipson 2, Francis 1.
W&L Saves: Jernigan, 13.
W&L 17, Guilford 3 March 4, 1998 -- Lexington, Va.
Freshman attack Liz Borges scored five goals in her
first collegiate game, all in the first half, in Washington & Lee's 17-3
victory over Guilford. The game was the season opener for both teams.
The Generals built a 12-0 lead by halftime and coasted to the Old
dominion Athletic Conference victory.
Ten different Generals scored goals on the afternoon and sophomore attack
Karen Riddle, senior midfielder Lorraine Taurassi, and senior midfielder
Whitney Parker had two goals each.
W&L will next be in action on Saturday afternoon at home against
Denison. Face-off will be at 2:00.
1 2 Final
Guilford (0-1) 0 3 -3
Washington & Lee (1-0) 12 5 -17
W&L Goals: Liz Borges 5, Katherine Riddle 2, Lorraine Taurassi 2, Whitney
Parker 2, Emily Gipson 1, Lauren Francis 1, Betsy Howe 1, Cory Metee 1,
Caroline Gee 1, Ellen Ritsch 1.
Guilford Goals: Kate Allen 1, Nel Andrews 1, Tina Schraeter 1.
W&L Assists: Liz Borges 1, Lorraine Taurassi 1, Karin Treese, 1.
Guilford Assist: Forrest Chapin, 1.
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