W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Christopher Newport used two first half goals and held on to defeat Washington and Lee, 2-1, in field hockey action on the W&L Turf Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Lady Captains (8-5) jumped on the board with 17:52 to play in the first half as freshman forward Megan McCreedy (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) tallied a goal off an assist from junior midfielder Shannon Lia (Yorktown, Va./Tabb). Christopher Newport extended its lead to 2-0 with 5:32 to play in the first half as senior forward Wendy Wilson (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) scored off an assist from McCreedy.

The Generals cut the deficit in half with 14:27 to play as sophomore forward Jessica Lake (Montogomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) received a pass from sophomore forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and scored her fourth goal of the season.

W&L senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston) played the first 35 minutes in goal and recorded three saves. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Rosario (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) tallied one save in the second half. Christopher Newport freshman goalkeeper Jessica Trosclair (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) made 12 saves to earn the victory.

The loss concludes the season for W&L. The Generals finished their first season as a varsity sport with an overall record of 3-10, including a 2-7 mark in the ODAC.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jessica Lake
CNU - Megan McCreedy, Wendy Wilson

ASSISTS
W&L - Kelly Taffe
CNU - Shannon Lia, Megan McCreedy

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) - 35:00, 2GA, 3 saves
Lauren Rosario (W&L) - 35:00, 0GA, 1 save
Jessica Trosclair (CNU) - 70:00, 1GA, 12 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 17 shots, 4 saves, 7 penalty corners
CNU - 11 shots, 12 saves, 6 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO EASTERN MENNONITE, 4-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite used three second half goals to defeat Washington and Lee, 4-1, in ODAC field hockey action on Wednesday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

The Royals (12-7, 8-1) got on the board first as sophomore defender Kelly Rohrer (Paradise, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) tallied an unassisted goal at the 11:46 mark of the first half. The score would remain 1-0 until EMU freshman forward Valerie Kanagy (Reedsville, Pa./Belleville Mennonite) scored off assists from freshman forward Molly Harrington (Frederick, Md./Frederick) and Rohrer with 20:47 remaining in the game to make the score 2-0.

The Generals (3-9, 2-7 ODAC) cut the score to 2-1 with 15:34 remaining as freshman forward Ali Santoro (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored off an assist from sophomore forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), but EMU would answer again.

Sophomore forward Kristen Moyer (Souderton, Pa./Christopher Dock) notched a goal with 8:00 remaining on an assist from junior defender Margaret Gearhart (Lebanon, Pa./Annville) and Kanagy scored her second goal of the game with 21 seconds remaining off an assist from Moyer to provide the final margin.

W&L sophomore Laura Rosario (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) posted 11 saves in goal, while sophomore Lauren Hartzler (Newport News, Va./Heritage) recorded four saves for the Royals.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Sunday as it hosts Christopher Newport for a 1:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS:
W&L - Ali Santoro
EMU - Valerie Kanagy (2), Kelly Rohrer, Kristen Moyer

ASSISTS:
W&L - Kelly Taffe
EMU - Molly Harrington, Kelly Rohrer, Margaret Gearhart, Kristen Moyer

GOALKEEPERS
Laura Rosario (W&L) - 70:00, 4 GA, 11 saves
Lauren Hartzler (EMU) - 70:00, 1 GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 12 saves, 7 penalty corners
EMU - 19 shots, 4 saves, 9 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS ST. MARY'S, 1-0

LEXINGTON, VA. -- Washington and Lee freshman forward Ali Santoro (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) scored her first goal of the season with 5:17 left in the game to lead the Generals to a 1-0 victory over St. Mary's (Md.) in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon on the W&L Turf Field.

W&L (3-8) outshot the Seahawks,9-6, on the afternoon.

W&L senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass.Weston) made two saves to earn her first shutout of the season. St. Mary's (2-7) senior goalkeeper Nichole Downs (Hughesville, Md./La Plata) made one save in the losing effort.

W&L returns to action when it hosts Eastern Mennonite at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Ali Santoro

Goalkeepers
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) 70:00, 0GA, 2 saves
Nichole Downs (SMC) 70:00 1GA, 1 save

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 2 saves, 5 penalty corners
SMC - 6 shots, 1 save, 7 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO CATHOLIC, 3-1

LEXINGTON, VA. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team surrendered three first half goals to 18th-ranked Catholic on Sunday afternoon and were defeated by the Cardinals, 3-1, on the W&L Turf Field.

Catholic junior forward Stephanie Roselle (Tinton Falls, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) tallied two goals and sophomore forward Danielle Deon (Cape May, N.J./Middle Township) notched one for the Cardinals. Roselle also tallied one assist, as did senior defender Deanna Feliciani (Norristown, Pa./Merion Mercy) and junior defender Sondra Pires (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth).

W&L (2-8) avoided the shutout as sophomore forward Jessica Lake (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) tallied the Generals lone goal of the afternoon with 1:27 to play off an assist from senior midfielder Allison MacQueen (Warrenton, Va./Faquier).

W&L senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston) notched five saves. Catholic (11-1) junior Katie Iannacone (Havertown, Pa./Villa Maria) recorded 10 saves.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host St. Mary's (Md.) at 2:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jessica Lake
CUA - Stephanie Roselle (2), Danielle Deon

ASSISTS
W&L - Allison MacQueen
CUA - Stephanie Roselle, Deanna Feliciani, Sondra Pires

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) - 70:00, 3GA, 2 saves
Katie Iannaconne (CUA) - 70:00, 1GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 14 shots, 5 saves, 5 penalty corners
CUA - 15 shots, 10 saves, 6 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO 19TH-RANKED LYNCHBURG, 1-0

LEXINGTON, VA. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team put forth a valiant effort against Lynchburg on Friday evening at the W&L Turf Field. However, the Generals were defeated by the 19th-ranked Hornets, 1-0.

Lynchburg junior forward Linda Jack (Riva, Md./South River) scored the only goal of the game with 24:30 to play in the second half off an assist from junior midfielder Kyla Hoffman (South Portland, Maine/South Portland).

W&L had a chance to take a 1-0 lead early in the second half, but failed to score during a flurry in front of the goal.

W&L senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston) made one save. Lynchburg freshman goalkeeper Joanne Yednock (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) made two saves to earn the victory.

The victory improved Lynchburg to 11-1, 5-0 in the ODAC. The victory was also a milestone for Head Coach Enza Steele as she recorded her 300th career victory.

W&L (2-7, 2-6 ODAC) will return to action on Sunday when it hosts Catholic at 12:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
LC - Linda Jack

ASSISTS
LC - Kyla Hoffman

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) 70:00, 1GA, 1 save
Joanne Yednock (LC) 70:00, 0GA, 2 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 5 shots, 1 save, 2 penalty corners
LC - 9 shots, 2 saves, 7 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO SWEET BRIAR, 3-2

SWEET BRIAR, VA. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision at Sweet Briar on Tuesday afternoon.

The Generals fell behind early as Sweet Briar (7-4, 3-3 ODAC) scored two goals in the first half and carried a 2-0 lead to halftime. Sophomore forward Ali Buffham (Fallbrook, Ca./Fallbrook) put the Vixens on the board when she tallied a goal 7:48 into the game. The Vixens made it 2-0 at the 17:41 mark as junior defender Courtenay Coalter (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) converted a penalty stroke.

W&L (2-6, 2-5 ODAC) fell behind 3-0 as Buffham notched her second goal of the game at 16:07 of the second half. However, the Generals refused to quit. Freshman defender Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) converted a penalty stroke at the 14:52 mark of the second half to slice the Vixen lead to 3-1. It was Rathbone's first goal of the season. W&L sophomore foward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) then tallied her team-leading sixth goal of the season with 6:01 to play to cut the lead to 3-2, but that's as close as the Generals would get.

W&L senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston) made seven saves in the losing effort. Sweet Briar freshman goalkeeper Lori Giguere (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) also made seven saves.

W&L returns to action when it hosts Lynchburg at 7:00 pm on Friday.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Erin Rathbone, Kelly Taffe
SBC- Ali Buffham (2), Courtney Coalter

ASSISTS
SBC - Ginger Tripp

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) 70:00, 3GA, 7 saves
Lori Giguere (SBC) 70:00, 2GA, 7 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 14 shots, 7 saves, 1 defensive save, 9 penalty corners, 1 penalty corner
SBC - 11 shots, 7 saves, 12 penalty corners, 1 penalty stroke


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS BRIDGEWATER, 1-0

LEXINGTON, VA. -- Washington and Lee sophomore forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season as the Generals broke a four game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Bridgewater Saturday afternoon on the W&L Turf Field.

Taffe scored the goal with 29:47 to play in the second half after senior link Alison MacQueen (Warrenton, Va./Faquier) sent a cross from the right corner. For MacQueen, it was her first assist of the season.

W&L (2-5, 2-4) won for the first time in three home games this season. Senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass/Weston) did not face a shot all afternoon as the Generals outshot the Eagles, 20-3. Bridgewater (4-4, 1-3 ODAC) senior goalkeeper Michelle Leach (East Hampton, N.Y./East Hampton) made nine saves.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Sweet Briar for a match at 4:30 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe

ASSISTS
W&L - Alison MacQueen

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) 70:00, 0GA, 0 saves
Michelle Leach (BC) 70:00, 1GA, 9 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 20 shots, 0 saves, 15 penalty corners
BC - 3 shots, 9 saves, 6 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS AT RMWC, 2-1, IN OVERTIME

LYNCHBURG, Va.. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision at Randolph-Macon Woman's College on Wednesday afternoon.

After a scoreless first half, the WildCats (4-4, 1-1 ODAC) jumped on the board with 30:36 remaining in the second half as Gina Adler scored off an assist from Jimena Blanco. The Generals (1-5, 1-4 ODAC) responded less than two minutes later when freshman link Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) tallied her first collegiate goal with 28:49 left in the game.

The game would stay tied until Blanco connected on the game-winning goal with 4:46 to play in the first overtime period.

W&L senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston) played the entire game and made four saves. WildCat goalkeeper Beth Tinkle also made four saves in notching the victory.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Bridgewater at 11:00 am.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kitt Murphy
RMWC - Gina Adler, Jimena Blanco

ASSISTS
RMWC - Jimena Blanco

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) 80:14, 2GA, 4 saves
Beth Tinkle (RMWC) 80:14, 1GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 4 saves, 9 penalty corners
RMWC - 19 shots, 4 saves, 12 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO CATAWBA, 3-0

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba College defeated visiting Washington and Lee 3-0 in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon at Frock Field.

The Lady Indians (2-4), who had not played in two weeks, scored all three goals in the first half. The first goal came just 26 seconds into the contest when Kristin Pannenbacker scored off an assist from Taryn Gordon on the game's first shot. Gordon then followed with a goal of her own at the 23:24 mark scoring off a shot from the top of the circle.

Catawba closed out the scoring at the 19:55 mark when Kristin Zweizig scored her fourth goal of the season.

The Generals' (1-4, 1-3 ODAC) defense picked things up in the second half as Catawba posted just one shot on goal. Catawba goalkeeper Krystal Griffith made seven saves on the afternoon.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Randolph-Macon Woman's College for a game at 4:30 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
CC - Kristin Pannenbacker, Taryn Gordon, Kristen Zweizig

ASSISTS
CC - Taryn Gordon

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) - 14:05, 3 GA, 0 saves
Lauren Rosario (W&L) - 55:55, 0GA, 0 saves
Krystal Griffith (CC) - 70:00, 0GA, 7 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 0 saves, 0 penalty corners
CC - 8 shots, 7 saves, 0 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DROPS 1-0 OVERTIME GAME TO ROANOKE

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Roanoke junior defender Nicole Yodice (Branchville, N.J./High Point Regional) scored with 3:06 left in the first overtime period to give the Maroons a 1-0 victory over Washington and Lee in field hockey action Wednesday afternoon on W&L Turf Field.

Following a cross from the right corner, the ball was knocked around near the goal until Yodice was able to get her stick on the ball and beat W&L goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston).

W&L (1-3, 1-3 ODAC) outshot the Maroons, 8-5, but failed to convert several scoring opportunities inside the circle. The Generals also had four penalty corners while Roanoke (3-2, 3-1 ODAC) had two.

MacLeod finished with four saves for the game. Maroon goalkeeper Jodi Godbout (Columbia, Md./Centennial) made three saves, including one with her glove in the overtime period.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Catawba for an 11:00 am game.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
RC - Nicole Yodice

GOALKEEPERS
W&L - Deidra MacLeod; 81:54, 1GA, 4 saves
RC - Jodi Godbout: 81:54, 0GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 4 saves, 4 penalty corners
RC - 5 shots, 3 saves, 2 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY RALLY FALLS SHORT AGAINST RANDOLPH-MACON, 4-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Randolph-Macon scored three goals in the first half and held off a furious rally by Washington and Lee to defeat the Generals, 4-3, in field hockey on Saturday afternoon on the W&L Turf Field.

The Yellow Jackets got first half goals from junior forward Mara Friedman (Annadale, Va./Annadale ) with 16:30 to play, junior midfielder Kathryn Jefferson (Richmond, Va./St. Catherine's) with 6:58 to play and freshman midfielder Elizabeth Achee (Pilesgrove, N.J./Woodstown) with 2:32 left in the half.

W&L cut into the lead as sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season with 21:50 left in the game. Freshman forward Grace Barlow (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) notched her first collegiate goal to make it a one-goal game off an assist from freshman forward Meredith Walker (Travelers Rest, S.C./Chrust Church Episcopal). But Yellow Jacket junior forward Carrie Bittingham (Delmar, Del./Delmar) gave her team a two-goal cushion as she scored with 4:42 to play.

W&L sophomore forward Jessica Lake Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) made thngs close when she scored with 2:20 left. But the Generals could not tie the game in the final two-minutes of action.

W&L senior goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston) made two saves in the first half. She was releived by sophomore Lauren Rosario (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) who made three saves in the second half.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they host Roanoke at 4:30 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kell Taffe, Grace Barlow, Jessica Lake
RMC - Mara Friedman, Kathryn Jefferson, Elizabeth Achee, Carrie Bittingham

ASSISTS
W&L - Meredith Walker
RMC - Carrie Bittingham, Cory Wood (2), Kristina Myers

GOALKEEPERS
W&L - Deidra MacLeod: 35:00, 3GA, 2 saves and Lauren Rosario: 35:00, 1GA, 3 saves
RMC - Sam Madden - 70:00, 3GA, 6 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 5 saves, 3 penalty corners
RMC - 11 shots, 7 saves, 4 penalty corners


W&L FIELD HOCKEY PICKS UP FIRST VICTORY OF SEASON

The Washington and Lee field hockey team won its first game as a full varsity sport on Wednesday afternoon as they defeated host Hollins, 3-1.

After a scorless first half, Hollins got on the board first when freshman forward Alice Moss (Fredericksburg, Va.) scored an unassisted goal just 39 seconds into the second half. The Generals would trail for the next 15 minutes, but came back with three goals in less than 10 minutes of play.

Sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored her second goal of the season in the with 19:07 to play in the half. Taffe came back less than seven minutes later and recorded her second goal of the afternoon off an assist from freshman forward Grace Barlow (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day). Sophomore forward Jessica Lake (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) scored the Generals third and final goal with 10:15 remaining. Freshman forward Ali Santoro (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) got the assist.

Senior Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass/Weston) played the first 60 minutes in goal and made seven saves.

Sophomore Lauren Rosario (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) relieved MacLeod and made one save in 10 minutes of action.

W&L will return to action Saturday, when it hosts Randolph-Macon at 3:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe (2), Jessica Lake
Hollins - Alice Moss

ASSISTS
W&L - Grace Barlow, Ali Santoro

GOALKEEPERS
Deidra MacLeod (W&L) - 1GA, 7 saves, 60:00
Lauren Rosario (W&L) - 0GA, 1 save, 10:00
O'Toole (Hollins) - 3 GA, 10 saves, 70:00

TEAM STATS
W&L - 21 shots, 8 saves, 10 penalty corners
Hollins - 11 shots, 10 saves, 3 penalty corners


W&L DROPS SEASON OPENER AT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey dropped its first game as a fully-sponsored varsity sport, 2-1, to Va. Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

The Marlins scored the first goal of the game at the 16:15 mark when Jaclyn Bailey's shot beat W&L goalkeeper Deidra MacLeod (Weston, Mass./Weston) for the only goal of the first half.

The Generals tied the game at the 48:28 mark as sophomore link Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored an unassisted goal. The game stayed tied until Lindsay Mike scored the game-winner with just under five minutes to play.

MacLeod, who played all 70 minutes in goal, made six saves on the afternoon.

The Generals will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Hollins for a 4:30 pm match.

-- GENERALS --