W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO EASTERN MENNONITE, 5-0, IN ODAC SEMIFINALS

NORFOLK, Va. -- The third-seeded Washington and Lee field hockey team wrapped up the 2003 season on Friday, as the Generals fell to second-seeded Eastern Mennonite University, 5-0, in the ODAC tournament semifinals, at Virginia Wesleyan.

The Royals (16-3) took a 2-0 lead into halftime and added a trio of goals after the break to extend their lead. Senior forward Kristin Moyer led Eastern Mennonite with a goal and a pair of assists, while sophomore forward Jonalyn Denlinger led Eastern Mennonite with two goals.

Sophomore Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) split time in the Generals (10-9) goal. Harrison made 10 saves while Gelinas made one save.

Freshman Emily Chamelin played all 70:00 minutes for the Royals, making three saves.

The Generals finished the season with a 10-9 overall record and a 6-3 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - none
EMU - Jonalyn Denlinger (2), Kristin Moyer, Stephanie Derstine, Tessa Grubb

ASSISTS
W&L - none
EMU - Kristin Moyer (2), Ashley Byler

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 21:00, 2 GA, 1 Save
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 49:00, 3 GA, 10 Saves
Emily Chamelin (EMU) - 70:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 4 shots, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, 4 defensive saves
EMU - 25 shots, 13 penalty corners, 0 penalty stroke


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON, 3-2, IN ODAC FIRST ROUND MATCH

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored two goals to lead the third-seeded Washington and Lee field hockey team to a 3-2 victory over sixth-seeded Randolph-Macon in ODAC tournament first-round action on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore forward Jessica Yoke (Newport News, Va./Menchville) put the Yellow Jackets (7-10) up 1-0 when she scored off an assist by sophomore midfielder Erin DiDomenico (Chesapeake, Va./Indian River) at 11:30 of the first half.

Taffe evened the score for the Generals (10-8) when she scored her first goal with 2:11 left in the first half. She then gave W&L a 2-1 lead with her second goal at 29:43 in the second half. Sophomore midfielder S.B. Northen (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) pushed the W&L lead to 3-1, notching the eventual game-winner at 25:38.

With 46 second remaining, sophomore midfielder Carrie Peirce (Easton, Md./Easton) put Randolph-Macon on the board a second time, but the W&L lead proved too much for the Yellow Jackets' late-game rally.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the Generals' goal. Harrison started and made two saves, while Gelinas played in the second half and made four saves.

Senior goalie Samantha Molden (Easton, Md./Easton) played all 70 minutes for Randolph-Macon, making 14 saves.

The Generals return to action on Friday when they take on second-seeded Eastern Mennonite in the ODAC tournament semifinals, hosted by Virginia Wesleyan. Game time is 2:30 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe 2, S.B. Northen
R-MC - Jessica Yoke, Carrie Peirce

ASSISTS
W&L - none
R-MC - Erin DiDomenico

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Samantha Molden (R-MC) - 70:00, 3 GA, 14 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 26 shots, 12 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
R-MC - 16 shots, 8 penalty corners, 0 penalty stroke


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO EASTERN MENNONITE, 5-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Kristin Moyer (Souderton, Pa./Christopher Dock) scored two goals as the Eastern Mennonite field hockey team defeated Washington and Lee, 5-3, in ODAC action on Wednesday night.

The game was started on Oct. 14, but suspended due to lightening with 16:30 remaining on the clock and EMU leading 4-1. The Generals (9-8, 6-3) and Royals (14-3, 8-1) reconvened on Wednesday to finish the contest.

After play resumed, W&L took steps to even the game as sophomore defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends School) scored unassisted at 11:58 to make the score 4-2.

The Royals answered with 3:46 remaining as freshman midfielder Kristie Souder (Telford, Pa./Christopher Dock) scored off an assist from Stephanie Derstine (Telford, Pa./Christopher Dock).

Senior Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) put the Generals on the board again at the 1:28 mark with her second goal of the game, but the effort proved to be the W&L offense's last.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the Generals' goal. Gelinas started and made four saves, while Harrison played in the second half and made five saves.

Freshman Emily Chamelin (Westminster, Md./Westminster) played all 70 minutes for EMU, making five saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when the third-seeded Generals host sixth-seeded Randolph-Macon in the first round of the ODAC tournament. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe 2, Katharine Lester
EMU - Kristin Moyer 2, Jonalyn Delinger, Lisa Ehst, Kristie Souder

ASSISTS
W&L - Elisabeth Putney
EMU - Jonalyn Denlinger, Stephanie Derstine

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 4 GA, 4 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 5 Saves
Emily Chamelin (EMU) - 70:00, 3 GA, 5 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 14 shots, 14 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
EMU - 25 shots, 11 penalty corners, 1 penalty stroke


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee used a pair of early goals to outpace Randolph-Macon, 2-1, in ODAC field hockey action on Tuesday evening.

The victory secures the Generals (9-7, 6-3) a home contest in the first round of the ODAC tournament. They will host a yet to be determined opponent on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) scored an unassisted goal just 5:51 into the match to give the Generals a 1-0 lead. At 23:22 sophomore defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends School) sank an unassisted goal of her own to give W&L all they would need to secure the win.

The Yellow Jackets (7-8, 4-5) made a late-game push as forward Lyndsay Edginton (Chester Springs, Pa./Villa Maria Acad.) off an assist from sophomore midfielder Erin DiDomenico (Chesapeake, Va./Indian River) with 4:18 left to play. Despite a flurry of shots in the waning minutes, neither team was able to alter the scoreboard again.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the W&L goal. Gelinas started and made two saves, while Harrison took over duties in the second half and made five stops.

Senior Samantha Molden (Easton, Md./Easton) played all 70 minutes in the Randolph-Macon goal, making 10 saves.

The Generals return to action tomorrow, when they finish a game with Eastern Mennonite. That game was suspended due to lightening on Tues., Oct. 14, with 16:30 remaining in the game and EMU leading 4-1. The game will pick up from that point and be played to completion. Game time is 6:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jane Beall, Katharine Lester
R-MC - Lyndsay Edginton

ASSISTS
W&L - none
R-MC - Erin DiDomenico

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 5 Saves
Samantha Molden (R-MC) - 70:00, 2 GA, 10 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 20 shots, 8 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
SMC - 13 shot, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


 

W&L FIELD HOCKEY DOWNS ST. MARY'S (Md.), 5-4

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. -- Freshman forward Amy Brown (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) scored the game-winning goal with 3:07 remaining, as the Washington and Lee field hockey team defeated St. Mary's (Md.), 5-4, on Sunday afternoon.

In a game that saw four lead changes, the Generals (8-7) tied the score as junior defender Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) scored off an assist by sophomore defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends School) at 56:02. At the 66:53 mark, Brown buried the game-winning tally off an assist by freshman forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby), giving W&L its second victory of the weekend.

Senior Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines [Va.]) and sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) all scored a goal on the day.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the Generals' goal. Harrison started and made seven saves, while Gelinas took over in the second half and made one save.

Whitney Fahrman played all 70 minutes in the Seahawks (9-8) goal, making five stops.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday, when the Generals host Randolph-Macon. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kitt Murphy, Kelly Taffe, Jane Beall, Erin Rathbone, Amy Brown
SMC- Katie Long, Rachel Lashof, Kaitlin Anderson, Leigh Langmead

ASSISTS
W&L - Katharine Lester (2)Maitena Moure (2), Jane Beall, Amy Volkmann, Kitt Murphy
SMC - Rashmi Bhanot, Sarah Sloane

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 2 GA, 1 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 2 GA, 7 Saves
Whitney Fahrman (SMC) - 70:00, 5 GA, 5 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 10 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
SMC - 16 shot, 11 penalty corners, 1 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY BLANKS HOLLINS, 6-0

ROANOKE, Va. -- Senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored three goals as the Washington and Lee field hockey team defeated Hollins, 6-0, in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon.

Taffe's performance marks a Generals' (7-7, 5-2) program-record for goals in a game. Freshman forward Amy Brown (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) scored a pair of goals for W&L while sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) rounded out the scoring with the last goal on the day.

Washington and Lee took a 2-0 lead into halftime thanks to Brown's goals. Junior forward Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and sophomore defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends School) each recorded an assist in the first half.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the Generals' goal. Gelinas started while Harrison took over duties in the second half. Neither keeper needed to make a save as W&L held Hollins (0-11, 0-7) to no shots in the game.

Caroline Adams made 19 saves for Hollins.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday, as the Generals travel to St. Mary's (Md.) Game time is 3:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe (3), Amy Brown (2), Jane Beall
HU - none

ASSISTS
W&L - Kristen Brown, Katharine Lester
HU - none

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Caroline Adams (HU) - 70:00, 6 GA, 19 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 35 shots, 18 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
HU - 0 shot, 0 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY WINS OVER LYNCHBURG, 3-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder S.B. Northen (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) scored the eventual game-winning goal and dished out an assist as the Washington and Lee field hockey team defeated Lynchburg, 3-2, in ODAC action on Thursday night.

The Generals (6-7, 4-2) took a 1-0 lead into the half as senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored at 23:53 off an assist from Northen. Following the break, sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) stretched W&L's lead to 2-0, with an unassisted goal at 27:22.

The Hornets (7-7, 3-3) retaliated at 15:22 with a goal from sophomore forward Andrea Fleming (Milford, Del./Milford), but Northen responded for the Generals and sank what would prove to be the game-winner at 11:03. Sophomore defender Dawn McGaha (Wyoming, Del./Caesar Rodney) restarted the Lynchburg offense with a goal at 5:30, but the W&L defense stifled the Hornets' attempted come-back and held on to win.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the Generals' goal. Harrison started and made three saves, while Gelinas took over duties in the second half and made two saves.

Junior Joanne Yednock (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) played 62:39 in the Lynchburg goal and made three saves. Freshman Lyndsey Nunes (Holyoke, Mass./West Springfield) made three stops in the final 7:21.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Hollins. Game time is 11:00 a.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe, Jane Beall, S.B. Northen
LC - Andrea Fleming, Dawn McGaha

ASSISTS
W&L - S.B. Northen
LC - none

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 2 GA, 2 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves
Joanne Yednock (LC) - 62:39, 3 GA, 3 Saves
Lyndsey Nunes (LC) - 7:21, 0 GA, 3 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 2 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
LC - 11 shot, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


 

W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS SEWANEE, 5-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored two goals and sophomore defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends School) scored two goals and added an assist as the Washington and Lee field hockey team defeated Sewanee, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers (6-6) found the cage first, taking a 1-0 lead off a goal from senior defender McCauley Williams (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate) with 29:58 left in the first half. Senior defender Claire Denny (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) recorded an assist on the goal.

The Generals (5-7) evened the tally when Taffe scored unassisted at 19:54. Her goal sparked a W&L offensive push that produced both of Lester's goals before the end of the first half and gave the home team a 3-1 lead going into the break.

In the second half, the Generals got another goal from Taffe, as well as a score from freshman forward Katherine Garrett (Fort Worth, Texas/Trinity Valley). Sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) dished out a pair of assists in the game.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the goal for the Generals. Gelinas started and made four saves, while Harrison made two saves in the second half. Junior Tyler Johnson (Sherborn, Mass./Dover-Sherborn) made 12 saves in the Tigers' goal.

The Generals return to action on Thursday when they host Lynchburg. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe (2), Katharine Lester (2). Katherine Garrett
UOS - McCauley Williams, Stewart Gilchrist

ASSISTS
W&L - Jane Beall (2), S.B. Northen, Katharine Lester
UOS - Claire Denny, Brita Shaw

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Tyler Johnson (UOS) - 70:00, 5 GA, 12 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 19 shots, 7 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
UOS- 9 shot, 9 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY OVERCOME BY CATHOLIC, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior midfielder Stephanie Roselle (Tinton Falls, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner with 1:46 remaining, to lift Catholic University past Washington and Lee, 2-1, in field hockey action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (4-7) were the first to find the net when junior forward Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) scored off a pass from sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) with 32:11 remaining in the first half.

Catholic (6-6) evened the score as Roselle tallied her first goal with 18:12 left in the game. With the clock winding down, the Cardinals succeeded in their come-back bid as Roselle sank the game-winning goal with less than two minutes to play. Sophomore forward Jamie Punyko (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) and senior defender Sondra Pires (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) each recorded an assist.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the W&L goal. Harrison started and made six saves, while Gelinas took over duties in the second half with six saves.

Junior Erin Swift (Middletown, Pa./Red Bank Catholic) played in the goal for Catholic, making seven stops on the match.

The Generals return to action tomorrow when they host Sewanee. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kristen Brown
CUA - Stephanie Roselle (2)

ASSISTS
W&L - Jane Beall
CUA - Jamie Punyko, Sondra Pires

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 2 GA, 6 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 6 Saves
Erin Swift (CUA) - 70:00, 1 GA, 7 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 6 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
CUA - 18 shot, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY BOWS TO JUNIATA, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team dropped its second game in two days as the Generals fell to Juniata, 2-1, in non-conference action on Saturday evening.

After battling the Eagles (9-5) through two overtime periods, W&L (4-6) saw the game slip away as Juniata outscored the Generals, 3-1, in penalty strokes.

Senior defender Dana Groff (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at 47:50, but that lead was short lived as senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) sank a pass from sophomore midfielder S.B. Northen (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) at 58:09.

Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in the W&L goal. Gelinas started and made two saves, while Harrison took over duties in the second and overtime periods. She made six saves.

Junior Mel Sappe' (Shavertown, Pa./Dallas) and sophomore Andrea Way (Fair Haven, Vt./Fair Haven Union) split time in the Juniata goal. Sappe' made four saves and Way made three saves.

The Generals return to action Tuesday, when they host Eastern Mennonite. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe
JC - Dana Froff, Team

ASSISTS
W&L - S.B. Northen
JC - none

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 65:00, 1 GA, 6 Saves
Andrea Way (JC) - 42:00, 1 GA, 3 Saves
Melonie Sappe' (JC) - 58:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 12 shots, 8 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
JC - 10 shot, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO BRIDGEWATER, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) scored the lone General goal as the Washington and Lee field hockey team fell to Bridgewater, 2-1, on Friday night.

The Eagles (5-4, 2-4) took a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to a goal from senior forward Barbara Roebuck (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) at 27:41. After the break, sophomore forward Sarah Anne Evans (Spotsylvania, Va./Spotsylvania) stretched the visitors' lead to 2-0 with a goal at 19:37.

Beall sparked a late-game offensive push for W&L (4-5, 3-2) when she sank her goal at 9:06 off an assist from junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines). However, the Generals were unable to score the equalizing goal in the final nine minutes.

Junior forward Carissa VanAlstine (King George, Va./King George) and sophomore midfielder Jennie Hoffsmith (Palmyra, Pa./Mt. Calvary) both recorded an assist for Bridgewater.

Splitting time in goal for the Generals were sophomores Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin). Harrison started the contest, while Gelinas took over net-minding duties in the second half. Gelinas made a pair of saves.

Senior keeper Kristi Martin (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) covered the cage for the Eagles, making six saves on the day.

The Generals return to action Sat., Oct. 11, when they host Juniata. Game time is 4:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jane Beall
BC - Barbara Roebuck, Sarah Anne Evans

ASSISTS
W&L - Kitt Murphy
BC - Carissa VanAlstine, Jennie Hoffsmith

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 0 Saves
Kristi Martin (BC) - 70:00, 1 GA, 6 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 12 shots, 15 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
BC - 5 shot, 3 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


 

W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS RMWC, 6-0

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Six different Generals found the back of the net as the Washington and Lee field hockey team defeated Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 6-0, in ODAC action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (4-4, 3-1) took a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to an unassisted goal by sophomore forward Elisabeth Putney (Richmond, Va./Episcopal) at 10:24. Following the break, five more W&L players bested the WildCats' (2-6, 1-5) goalie to ice the Generals' victory.

Junior defender Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest), sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River), senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), freshman forward Katherine Garrett (Fort Worth, Texas/Trinity Valley) and sophomore midfielder Amaya Moure (Mar del Plata, Argentina/Holy Trinity) all scored a goal for W&L. Freshman defender Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) recorded an assist in the contest.

Splitting time in goal for the Generals were sophomores Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin). Gelinas started the contest, while Harrison took over net-minding duties in the second half. Neither keeper needed to make a save for W&L.

Freshman goalie Vanessa Sufrin (Bedfordshire, England/Lea Manor) played all 70 minutes for RMWC, making 17 saves. Freshman defenders Gina Adler (Richmond, Va./Governor's School) and Stephanie Buttner (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) both recorded a defensive save.

The Generals return to action on Fri., Oct. 10 when they host Bridgewater. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Elisabeth Putney, Erin Rathbone, Jane Beall, Kelly Taffe, Katherine Garrett, Amaya Moure
RMWC - none

ASSISTS
W&L - Amy Volkmann
RMWC - none

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Vanessa Sufrin (RMWC) - 70:00, 6 GA, 17 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 30 shots, 21 penalty corners, 4 penalty strokes
RMWC - 1 shot, 2 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO MARY WASHINGTON, 4-0

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Mary Washington's Chrissy Soper scored a pair of goals in leading the ninth-ranked Eagles to a 4-0 win over Washington and Lee in field hockey action on Wednesday afternoon.

Soper scored the first of three first-half goals for the Eagles (8-1) and capped the day with the final goal at the 44:48 mark. Meghan McMahon supplimented Soper's effort with one goal and one assist.

Sophomore Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) started in goal for W&L (3-4), allowing three goals and recording four saves. Sophomore Elise Gelinas (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin) spelled Harrison in the second half, recording three saves.

Robyn Lankford and Katherine Brown both played in goal for MWC, posting two saves. For the game, the Eagles held a 12-4 advantage in shots and a 9-4 edge in penalty corners.

W&L will be in action again on Saturday as it travels to Randolph-Macon Woman's College for a 1:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
MWC - Chrissy Soper (2), Brynn Maguire (1), Meghan McMahon (1)

ASSISTS
W&L - none
MWC - Meghan McMahon (1), Emily Nagel (1)

GOALKEEPERS
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 3 GA, 4 Saves
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 5 Saves
Robyn Lankford (MWC) - 59:21, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Katherine Brown (MWC) - 10:39, 0 GA, 0 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 4 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes
MWC - 12 shots, 9 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 2-1

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team fell to Virginia Wesleyan, 2-1, in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action on Sunday afternoon.

Senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored the Generals (3-3, 2-1) lone goal on a game ending penalty corner.

Splitting the time in goal for W&L was sophomores Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin). Gelinas started the contest and made six saves, while Harrison took over net-minding duties in the second half with five saves.

Virginia Wesleyan (7-0, 3-0) outshot the Generals 27-5, and held an 11-7 advantage in penalty corners.

Washington and Lee returns to action Wed., Oct. 1 when the Generals travel to Mary Washington. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe
VWC - Gayla DalrympleSmith

ASSISTS
W&L - none
VWC - Mandy Cobb, Chrissy Clancy

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00 0GA, 6 Save
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 2 GA, 5 Save
Margie Baker (VWC) - 70:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 5 shots, 7 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes,
CC - 27 shots, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS CATAWBA, 4-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored a pair of goals in the second half to lead the Washington and Lee field hockey team past Catawba College, 4-1, Friday evening.

The Generals (3-2) took a 1-0 lead into half-time thanks to a goal from junior forward Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville), but Taffe's goals sandwiched around a score from junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) broke the game wide for the home team.

Freshman defender Rebecca Hatchett (Newport News, Va./Hampton Roads Acad.) and junior defender Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) both recorded an assist in the victory.

The Lady Indians (0-10) prevented the shutout when sophomore defender Valerie Cullen (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor) buried a penalty corner from senior midfielder Rachel Alosky (Windham, N.H./Salem) with 1:18 left in the game.

Splitting the time in goal for the Generals, sophomore Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) faced no shots while Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) made one save. Sophomore keeper Lauren Weitzel (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) made 12 saves for Catawba.

The Generals return to action Sun., Sept. 28, when they travel to ODAC opponent Virginia Wesleyan. Game time is 2:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kelly Taffe (2), Kit Murphy, Kristen Brown
CC - Valerie Cullen

ASSISTS
W&L - Rebecca Hatchett, Erin Rathbone
CC - Rachel Alosky

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00 1 GA, 1 Save
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 0 Save
Lauren Weitzel (CC) - 70:00, 4 GA, 12 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 23 shots, 16 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes,
CC - 5 shots, 7 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS SWEET BRIAR, 6-1

SWEET BRIAR, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore midfielder Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) scored two goals and assisted on another as the Generals defeated Sweet Briar, 6-1, in ODAC field hockey action on Wednesday afternoon.

W&L (2-2, 2-0) assumed a 3-0 halftime edge as junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherine's), sophomore defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) and junior forward Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) all found the cage in the first session. Brown's goal was assisted by freshman defender Amy Vollkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby).

Volkmann then capped the second half scoring by tallying off a feed from Beall with 1:42 remaining in the game.
Sophomores Elise Gelinas (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time in goal, recording one save each.

Sweet Briar (4-3, 1-3) sophomore Jenn Wiley played all 70 minutes in goal for the Vixens, notching 18 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday evening as it hosts Catawba for a 6:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jane Beall (2), Kristen Brown (1), Katharine Lester (1), Kitt Murphy (1), Amy Volkmann (1)
SBC - Maria Kitchin (1)

ASSISTS
W&L - Jane Beall (1), Maitena Moure (1), Amy Volkmann (1)
SBC - Ginger Tripp (1)

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00 0 GA, 1 Save
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 1 Save
Jenn Wiley (SBC) - 70:00, 6 GA, 18 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 31 shots, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, 1 defensive save
SBC - 5 shots, 7 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, 3 defensive saves


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DOWNS ROANOKE, 2-1 IN OVERTIME

LEXINGTON, Va. -- With the score locked 1-1 in the third overtime minute, Washington and Lee senior forward Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) buried a pass from sophomore link Jane Beall (Richmond, Va./James River) to push the Generals past Roanoke, 2-1, in ODAC field hockey action on Wednesday night.

After watching Roanoke (4-1, 2-1) take a 1-0 lead in the first half, the Generals (1-2, 1-0) used several key changes of possessions to set up their equalizing offense. Junior forward Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) notched the score at 1-1 when she received a pass from sophomore defender Katharine Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends School) and beat the Maroons' keeper at the 43:32 mark.

The Generals and the Maroons both recorded 12 penalty corners in the match, while W&L held a narrow 13-12 advantage in shots.

Splitting the time in goal for the Generals, sophomore Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) made two saves and sophomore Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) made five stops. Junior keeper Beth Lichty (Denver, Colo./St. Mary's) played all 73 minutes for Roanoke, making nine saves.

The Generals return to action Saturday, September 20, when they travel to ODAC opponent Virginia Wesleyan. Game time is 2:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kristen Brown (1), Kelly Taffe (1)
RC - Sara Lundgren (1)

ASSISTS
W&L - Katharine Lester (1), Jane Beall (1)
RC - Kelly Lyons (1)

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 38:00 0 GA, 5 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Beth Lichty (RC) - 73:00, 2 GA, 9 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 13 shots, 12 penalty corners, 0 penalty stroke
RC - 12 shots, 12 penalty corners, 0 penalty stroke


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO VILLA JULIE, 3-2

STEVENSON, Md. -- Villa Julie's Dawn McFarland scored on a penalty stroke with nine seconds remaining to lift the Mustangs to a 3-2 win over Washington and Lee on Sunday afternoon.

The game-winner capped a run which saw VJC overcome a 2-0 halftime deficit and was the second goal of the game for McFarland.

W&L opened the scoring with 26:12 remaining in the opening half as junior link Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) scored unassisted. The Generals (0-2) then pushed to a 2-0 lead on a penalty stroke goal by junior defender Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) with 9:01 remaining before the half.

The Mustangs (2-2) began their comeback with 31:05 remaining as McFarland found the cage unassisted. Morgan Feehery then scored off an assist from Danielle Rabuck with 10:16 left to knot the score, setting up McFarland's game-winner.

Sophomore goalies Elise Gelinas (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) split time for the Generals, recording five saves. Jacqui Healy went the distance in goal for Villa Julie, recording four saves.

For the game, VJC held a 15-7 edge in shots and 10-7 in corners.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Wednesday as it hosts Roanoke for a 6:30 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kitt Murphy (1), Erin Rathbone (1)
VJC - Dawn McFarland (2), Morgan Feehery (1)

ASSISTS
W&L - None
VJC - Danielle Rabuck (1)

GOALKEEPERS
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00 0 GA, 3 Saves
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 3 GA, 2 Saves
Jacqui Healy (VJC) - 70:00, 2 GA, 4 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 7 penalty corners, 1 penalty stroke
VJC - 15 shots, 10 penalty corners, 1 penalty stroke


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS, 3-4 TO JOHNS HOPKINS

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team fell, 3-4 to Johns Hopkins in non-conference action on Saturday

Johns Hopkins (2-2) used a pair of first-half goals to hold off a late game push by the visiting Generals, getting both scores from sophomore Meighan Roose. Washington and Lee started its come-back bid early in the second half as senior Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) buried a goal unassisted at 31:40.

The Blue Jays responded with a goal by senior Jenny Farrelly at 29:56, but the Generals kept the home team within striking distance compliments of a second goal from Taffe at 24:59. Caite Kappel sank the eventual game-winner for the Blue Jays at 18:53 to put the game out of W&L's reach.

Jane Beall (Midlothian, Va./James River) capped the afternoon's scoring for the Generals off an assist from Kitt Murphy with 5:40 to play.

Splitting the time in goal, sophomore Courtney Harrison (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) made 10 saves and sophomore Elise Gelinas (Rosemont, Pa./Agnes Irwin) made five stops.

The Generals return to action tomorrow, September 14 when they travel to Villa Julie. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
WL - Kelly Taffe (2), Jane Beall
JH - Meighan Roose (2), Jenny Farrelly, Caite Kappel

ASSISTS
W&L - Kristin Brown, Kitt Murphy
JH - Kelly Hewitt, Kate Mandel

GOALKEEPERS
Courtney Harrison (W&L) - 35:00, 2GA, 10 saves
Elise Gelinas (W&L) - 35:00, 2GA, 5 saves
Meredith Shifman (JH) - 70:00, 3GA, 7 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 13 shots, 15 saves, 2penalty corners
JH- 26 shots, 7saves, 10 penalty corners