WOMEN'S LAX SEASON ENDS WITH A STINGING 10-6 LOSS TO MACON IN ODAC SEMIS (4/24)

SALEM, Va. -- The third-seeded Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team (7-8) saw its season come to an end on Saturday afternoon when it dropped a 10-6 contest to second-seeded Randolph-Macon (11-4) in the semifinal round of the ODAC Tournament at Roanoke College on Saturday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets sprinted out of the gates, scoring six of the first seven goals and held a 7-2 halftime lead. W&L came within 7-4 with 13:41 remaining in the game behind goals from sophomore attack Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./ Winchester) and senior midfielder Karin Treese (Frederick, Md./ Thomas Johnson). However, Macon responded with three goals of their own in the next 4:08, sealing the four-goal victory.

The Generals were led offensively by sophomore midfielder Caroline Gee (Wilmington, Del./ Tower Hill), who scored two goals. Junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) recorded 11 saves on the day.

Randolph-Macon will meet top-seeded Roanoke (13-3) for the ODAC title on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Roanoke defeated fourth-seeded Lynchburg (8-11) in the day's first semifinal game by a score of 15-5.

W&L - Caroline Gee (2 goals), Karin Treese (1 goal, 1 assist), Liz Borges (1 goal), Elosie Priest (1 goal), Ellen Ritsch (1 goal).

Randolph-Macon - Carrie Winkler (4 goals, 2 assists), Angela Bisland (2 goals), Erin Riedey (1 goal, 1 assist), Lisa Weitzel (1 goal), Randall Harris (1 goal), Brooke Gibson (1 goal).


BORGES SCORES A HALF-DOZEN IN W&L'S 17-4 WIN ODAC TOURNEY WIN OVER BRIDGEWATER (4/21)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attack Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./ Winchester) tied a career-high with six goals and added two assists as the third-seeded Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team (7-7) defeated sixth-seeded Bridgewater (8-8) by a score of 17-4 in the first round of the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament at Liberty Hall Fields on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals scored the final three goals of the first half to build a 7-3 lead at the break. W&L then blasted the game wide open, scoring the first eight goals of the second half in building a 15-3 lead en route to the 13-goal victory.

The Generals were led offensively by Borges. Freshman attack Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./ St. Stephen's/ St. Anges) and junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University - Liggett) scored three goals apiece.

W&L junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) collected six saves for the Generals, while BC goalkeeper Alissa Sculthorpe (Hopewell, Va./ Hopewell) made 11 stops.

The Generals will face Randolph-Macon in the semifinal round on Saturday afternoon at 3:00. Lynchburg, the No. 4 seed will face top-seeded Roanoke at 12:30. Both games will be held at Roanoke College.


GENERALS' OFFENSE COMES ALIVE AS THEY ROLL OVER VWC, 21-13 (4/16)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior midfielder Lauren Francis (Chester Springs, Pa./ Downingtown) scored a career-high five goals as the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team rolled to a 21-13 victory over Virginia Wesleyan at Liberty Hall Fields on Friday afternoon. The 21 goals scored was the largest offensive production of the season for W&L. The victory marked the regular season finale for W&L.

The Generals (6-7, 6-2 ODAC) jumped out to an early 7-2 lead with 17:43 left in the first half. VWC (5-7, 2-5 ODAC) retaliated to cut the lead to 9-7 with 5:28 left in the first half. However, W&L scored the last three goals of the first half to take a 12-7 halftime lead and ease to the 8-goal victory.

Freshman midfielder Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./ St. Stephen's/ St. Angnes) joined Francis in scoring five points with three goals and two assists. Sophomore attack Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./ Winchester) and sophomore midfielder Caroline Gee (Wilmington, Del./ Tower Hill) added three goals apiece. Virginia Wesleyan's senior midfielder Roxanne Coderre (Putnam, Conn./ Putnam Valley) led all scorers with six goals and one assist.

The Generals will host a quarterfinal ODAC Tournament game on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 at Liberty Hall Fields. The opponent has yet to be determined.


TREESE MAKES GRAND DEBUT AS GOAL AS GENERALS CRUSH VIXENS, 12-2 (4/14)

SWEET BRIAR, Va. -- Senior Karin Treese (Frederick, Md./ Thomas Johnson) posted 12 saves in her first-ever game in goal as the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team (5-7, 5-2 ODAC) won 12-2 at Sweet Briar College (2-11, 0-7 ODAC) on Wednesday afternoon. The victory clinches a third place finish for the Generals and a first round ODAC Tournament home game on April 21.

After taking a 6-2 lead at halftime, W&L's defense posted its third scoreless half of the season as the Generals rolled to the 10-goal victory.

Sophomore Attack Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./ Winchester) and freshman midfielder Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./ St. Stephen's / St. Agnes) led the Generals' offensive attack, notching three goals and two assists each. Junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University - Liggett) scored a goal and dished three assists on the afternoon. Freshman midfielder Selen Okcuoglu (Moorestown, N.J./ Moorestown Friends) also chipped in with two goals.

The Generals will wrap up the regular season on Friday afternoon, when they host Virginia Wesleyan at Liberty Hall Fields. Face-off is scheduled for 4:30.


GENERALS LOSE 6-5 HEARTBREAKER AT THE 'NOKE (4/13)

SALEM, Va. -- Roanoke's Amy Kelaher scored with 2:14 remaining to lift 12th-ranked Roanoke past Washington and Lee, 6-5 in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon.

Down 2-1 late in the first half, the Generals (4-7, 4-2 ODAC) retaliated on goals by junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University-Liggett) with 3:51 remaining and senior midfielder Lauren Francis (Chester Springs, Pa./ Downingtown) with 1:22 left to take a 3-2 lead into halftime.

Roanoke (10-3, 6-0 ODAC) then assumed a 5-4 lead before W&L sophomore midfielder Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./ Collegiate) scored her second goal of the afternoon to tie the game at 5-5 with 5:35 remaining in the game. However, Kelaher scored to win the game for the Maroons 3:21 later.

W&L junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) posted 16 saves on the day. Roanoke goalkeeper Debbie Apizidis recorded eight stops.

The Generals will travel to Sweet Briar College on Wednesday afternoon for a 4:30 encounter with the Vixens.


W&L Ends Four-Game Losing Streak With a 15-6 Win Over Guilford (4/11)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- W&L surged to a 6-0 lead 15:30 into the first half in cruising to a 15-6 win over Guilford College on Sunday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

The Generals were led by sophomore attack Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester), who tallied four goals and two assists, including the first two scores of the game. Junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./University-Liggett) also scor ed four goals and totaled two assists and senior defender Karin Treese (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) notched three goals and three assists.

Guilford was led by junior attack Jen Jankowski (Bethlehem, Conn./Westover School), who had two goals and two assists.

Junior Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) made five saves in goal for the Generals.

With the win, W&L improved to 4-6 overall, 4-1 in the ODAC, while Guilford fell to 7-6 overall, 4-3 in the ODAC.

W&L will be in action again on Tuesday when it travels to Roanoke for a 4:00 pm contest.


Fifth-Ranked Trinity Defeats W&L, 17-6 (3/30)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Fifth-ranked Trinity College (2-0) scored the first six goals of the game in defeating Washington and Lee (3-6) in women's lacrosse action at Liberty Hall Fields on Tuesday afternoon.

After Trinty scored the initial six goals, W&L scored two consecutive goals in the span of 25 seconds to cut the lead to 6-2 with 14:27 remaining in the first half. However, the Bantams scored the final six goals of the half to take a 12-2 lead into halftime and cruise to the 11-goal win.

Trinity was led in scoring by senior midfielder Alix Johnston (Mount Kisco, N.Y./ St. George's) and senior attack Nancy Dwyer (Bedford, N.Y./ St. George's), who scored five goals apiece. Senior midfielder Dorothy Cavanagh (Middleburg, Ba./ Episcopal) chipped in with four goals of her own.

Junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University-Liggett) led the Generals' scoring punch with three goals. Senior midfielder Karin Treese (Frederick, Md./ Thomas Johnson) added two goals for W&L.

W&L will have 11 days off for exams before travelling to Guilford for an ODAC match-up on April 11. Game time is 1:00 p.m.


Generals Drop Overtime Heartbreaker at Mary Washington, 11-9 (3/27)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee's women's lacrosse team (3-5) overcame a three-goal first half deficit to force overtime at Mary Washington (7-0), but fell in overtime by an 11-9 score. The loss was W&LUs second overtime setback of the season.

After falling behind 3-0 just three minutes into the game, the Generals cut the lead to 4-3 by halftime. W&L then fought back and tied the game at 8-8 before heading into the two overtime periods. The Eagles then scored the first two goals in the overtimes to build a 10-8 lead before the two squads traded goals and the Eagles came out with the 11-9 victory.

The Generals were led in scoring by sophomore attack Christine van den Toorn (Washington, D.C./ Maret), who scored three goals. Senior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University - Liggett) scored two goals and added an assist, while freshman midfielder Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./ Moorestown Friends) added a career-high two goals. Junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) posted 17 saves on the day.

Sophomore Bridget Geiman led the Eagles in scoring with three goals and one assist.

The Generals will host Trinity College (Conn.) on Tuesday afternoon at Liberty Hall Fields. Face-off will be at 4:00.


W&L Falls to Second-Ranked Middlebury, 13-5 (3/24)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The second-ranked Middlebury women's lacrosse team led from start to finish in a 13-5 victory over Washington and Lee on Wednesday afternoon at Liberty Hall Fields.

Leading 4-2 late in the first half, the Panthers scored twice in the final minute of the half to take a 6-2 lead into halftime. The Generals cut a 9-3 lead to 9-5 with 7:30 remaining, but the Panthers scored the final four goals to take home the 13-5 victory.

Middlebury was led in scoring by senior midfielder Heidi Howard (Syosset, N.Y./ Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.), who scored six goals on the day. Senior attack Kully Hagerman (South Hamilton, Mass./ Hotchkiss School) chipped in with three goals. Goalkeeper Katie Samson (Wayne, Pa./ Radnor) had five saves on the day.

Five different Generals scored a goal a piece on the day. Goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) collected seven saves.

W&L will travel to Fredericksburg, Va., for a game with Mary Washington College on Saturday afternoon. Game time is for 2:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L - Katherine Riddle (1 goal, 1 assist), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Ellen Ritsch (1 goal), Caroline Gee (1 goal), Eloise Priest (1 goal), Liz Borges (1 assist).

Middlebury - Heidi Howard (6 goals), Kully Hagerman (3 goals), Katherin Rodormer (2 goals, 1 assist), Heidi Dripps (1 goal), Betsy Wheeler (1 goal).

Ginny Jernigan (W&L) 7 saves
Katie Samson (MC) 5 saves


W&L Falls to Randolph-Macon, 10-5 (3/20)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Randolph-Macon's women's lacrosse team scored the final four goals of the game in defeating Washington and Lee, 10-5 at Liberty Hall Fields on Saturday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets built two-goal leads on three separate occasions early, but the Generals continued to battle back and eventually cut the lead to 6-5 with 23:03 remaining in the game. However, W&L was held scoreless for the rest of the game as Randolph-Macon earned its first-ever win at Liberty Hall Fields.

The Yellow Jackets were led in scoring by freshman midfielder Erin Riedy (Ellicott City, Md/ McDonogh), who scored three goals, two coming in the second half. Junior attack Carrie Winkler (Towson, Md./ Loch Raven) scored two goals and added two assists. Junior goalkeeper Amy Whitcomb (Reisterstown, Md./ Franklin) saved 15-of -20 W&L shots.

W&L was led by junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University-Liggett), who scored two goals. Junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) recorded 13 saves on the day.

W&L will host Middlebury College on Wednesday afternoon at Liberty Hall Fields starting at 4:00. The Panthers reached the NCAA Tournament semifinals in 1998.


Generals Down Lynchburg, 6-5 (3/18)

LYNCHBURG, Va. - With 4:06 remaining in the game, sophomore Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) scored on an assist from Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens & St. Agnes) to give Washington & Lee a 6-5 win against Lynchburg College in ODAC wo menÕs lacrosse on Thursday afternoon. The win improves the W&L womenÕs overall record to 3-2, 3-0 in league play. Lynchburg moves to 2-3 with the loss, 1-1 against conference opposition.

In a low-scoring first half, the Generals took the early lead with goals by Priest and Christine van den Toorn (Washington, D.C./Maret). Following a free-position goal by LynchburgÕs Laurie Ward (Ellicott City, Md./Mount de Sales Academy), freshman Courte nay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) scored on a free-position shot of her own to give the Generals a 3-1 margin at the half.

The second period began as the first concluded, with Washington & Lee scoring on a free-position shot. But the Hornets stormed back and knotted the score a 4-4 with a goal from junior Karen Sellers (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) and a pair from freshman Jodi Grau l (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison).

The Generals regained the lead on a Karin Treese (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) goal from Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate). But Sellers tied the score once more with a single-handed goal with 10:39 remaining in the game.

Junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) collected a shot from Sellers and a subsequent free-position shot with slightly more than two minutes remaining to seal the victory for Washington & Lee.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday when they host Randolph-Macon in a 2:00 pm contest.

SCORING
W&L - Christine van den Toorn (2 goals), Eloise Priest (1 goals, 1 assist), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal, 1 assist), Karin Treese (1 goal), Liz Borges (1 goal).

Lynchburg - Karen Sellers (2 goals), Jodi Graul (2 goals), Laurie Ward (1 goal).

Ginny Jernigan (W&L) 9 saves
Booty (LC) 4 saves
McHugh (LC) 1 save

-- GENERALS --

Generals Drop 14-13 Overtime Heartbreaker to F&M (3/13)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Franklin and Marshall's sophomore midfielder Genevieve Moyer (Pottstown, Pa./ Owen J. Roberts) scored a goal with 51 seconds remaining in the first of two overtime periods, leading the F&M women's lacrosse team (1-0) past Washington and Lee (2-2) in a thrilling contest at Liberty Hall Fields on Saturday afternoon.

W&L overcame two three-goal deficits in the first half to tie the game at 5-5 at halftime. The Generals took their first lead (9-8) with 15:02 remaining in the game and freshman midfielder Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./ St. Stephens & St. Agnes) gave the Generals a 13-11 lead with 1:44 left in the game. F&M's senior midfielder Melissa Sugar (Baltimore, Md./ Pikesville) scored with 1:24 left to bring the Diplomats within one. Sophomore attack Megan Bermingham (Hartford, Conn./ William Hall) then scored with 1:01 left on the clock to tie the game at 13-13 and send the game into overtime. Moyer then scored with 51 seconds left in the first overtime period to give the Diplomats the lead for good, 14-13.

The Generals were led offensively by Priest, who scored three goals on the day. F&M was led by senior attack Sarah Reigner (Palm, Pa./ Upper Pekiomen), who scored four goals and added an assist.

W&L Junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) made 12 saves on the day. F&M senior goalkeeper Audra Krupp (Alexandria, Va./ Hockaday School) also recorded 12 saves.

The Generals will host Colorado College On Sunday afternoon at Liberty Hall Fields. The opening face-off will be at 1:00.


Generals Blow Away Eagles, 13-1 (3/11)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team scored seven goals in a 19:25 span in the first half to build a 7-0 halftime lead and eventual 13-1 victory over ODAC-rival Bridgewater.

The Generals were led offensively by junior attack Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University - Liggett), who scored three goals. Sophomore attack Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./ Winchester) scored two goals and notched three assists. Sophomore attack Christine van den Toorn (Washington D.C./ Maret) scored two goals and dished an assist in her first collegiate game. Bridgewater's lone goal was scored by sophomore center Kate Blaney (Churchville, Md./ John Carroll).

Goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) collected three saves in the Generals' best defensive performance since the 1997 season. Bridgewater goalkeeper Alissa Sculthorpe (Hopewell, Va./ Hopewell) made 17 saves for the Eagles.

W&L will host Franklin and Marshall at Liberty Hall Fields on Saturday at Noon.


W&L Throttles Hollins For First Win of 1999 (3/8)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team scored the first 12 goals in a 15-5 defeat of Hollins University at Liberty Hall Fields on Monday afternoon. The win evened W&L's record at 1-1.

The Generals were led in scoring by junior attack Katherine Riddle (Grosse Pointe, Mich,/ University - Liggett) and sophomore attack Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass/ Winchester), who scored four goals apiece. Freshman midfielder Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./ St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) added three goals. In all, six Generals scored goals on the afternoon.

W&L will host Bridgewater College at Liberty Hall Fields on Thursday afternoon. Face-off will be at 4:00.

SCORING
W&L - Katherine Riddle (4 goals), Liz Borges (4 goals, 2 assists), Eloise Priest (3 goals, 3 assists), Caroline Gee (2 goals), Karin Treese (1 goal, 2 assists), Selen Okcuoglu (1 goal).

Hollins - Anne Haupt (2 goals, 1 assist), Georgia Luck (1 goal), Emily Chewning (1 goal), Rachel Scanlon (1 goal).

Ginny Jernigan (W&L) 60 min., 5 goals allowed, 2 saves, 7 shots
Lisa Liang (HU) 18 min., 7 goals allowed, 0 saves, 7 shots
Kate Parks (HU) 42 min., 8 goals allowed. 5 saves, 13 shots


Generals Drop Season Opener at Denison (3/6)

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team opened up its 1999 season with a 12-6 loss at Denison University on Saturday afternoon.

The Big Red (1-0) took a quick 2-0 lead and kept the advantage throughout the rest of the game en route to the six-goal victory. Denison led 5-2 at halftime.

Six different Generals scored one goal apiece. Junior Katherine Riddle (St. Clair Shores, Mich./ University-Liggett) added three assists to her score and freshman Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./ St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) added an assist to her goal in her W&L debut. Denison's Katie Bellows led the Big Red with four goals. W&L Junior goalkeeper Ginny Jernigan (Orlando, Fla./ Dr. Phillips) collected 14 saves in goal for the Generals.

W&L will open its home and conference season when it hosts Hollins University on Monday afternoon. Action gets underway at Liberty Hall Fields at 4:30. The game will be a make-up from a March 3 postponement.

SCORING
W&L - Katherine Riddle (1 goal, 3 assists), Eloise Priest (1 goal, 1 assist), Liz Borges (1 goal), Caroline Gee (1 goal), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal), Julie Carskadon (4 goals)

Denison - Katie Bellows (4 goals)

GOALKEEPING
Ginny Jernigan (W&L) 60 mins, 12 goals allowed, 14 saves, 26 shots faced