EMU DEFEATS W&L FIELD HOCKEY, 3-0, IN ODAC SEMIFINALS (11/3)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Third-seeded Eastern Mennonite ended the second-seeded Washington and Lee field hockey team's run in the 2006 ODAC Tournament with a 3-0 victory in the semifinals on Friday evening at Shellenberger Field.

The Royals got on the board early in the first half when Sarah Roth tallied an unassisted score at 7:25. Lauren Michel would also notched an unassisted goal in the first half to put EMU up 2-0 going into the break. Eastern Mennonite extended its lead to 3-0 in the second half when Julie Denlinger made good on a shot at 37:15.

Junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) made six saves for the Generals, while EMU's goalkeeper Katie Moyer totaled two saves.

With the win, Eastern Mennonite (13-5) will advance to the 2006 ODAC Championship game and will face top-seed Lynchburg on Saturday at 4:00 pm at Shellenberger Field. The Generals conclude their 2006 campaign with a 14-6 overall mark.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
EMU - Sarah Roth, Lauren Michel, Julie Denlinger

ASSISTS
W&L - None
EMU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 3 GA, 6 Saves
Katie Moyer (EMU) - 70:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 3 shots, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
EMU - 21 shots, 12 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY SHUTS OUT ROANOKE, 6-0, IN ODAC QUARTERFINALS (10/28)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior midfielder Kay Dyt (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) scored a pair of goals and freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) added one goal and two assists as the Washington and Lee field hockey team downed Roanoke, 6-0, in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

The Generals opened the scoring early in the first half when Armstrong found the cage off an assist from junior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) at 2:03. Dyt followed with a goal less than four minutes later and sophomore forward Melissa Dolan (Centennial, Colo./Kent Denver) tallied a goal off an assist from sophomore forward Christina Merchant (Midlothian, Va./Collegiate) in the 28th minute to give the Generals a 3-0 lead at the half.

W&L (14-5) extended its lead in the second half when Dyt struck again, scoring off an assist from Armstrong at 37:24. Goals by freshman midfielder Alex Caritis (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) and senior defender Kim Babbitt (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) stretched the margin to the 6-0 final.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and freshman Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) split time in goal for W&L, combining to make four saves. Junior goalkeeper Lindsey Paz (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) made 11 saves for the Maroons (3-13).

The Generals will face Eastern Mennonite in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament on Friday in Lynchburg, Va. The game time has yet to be determined.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kay Dyt (2), Kim Babbitt, Sallie Armstrong, Melissa Dolan, Alex Caritis
RC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong (2), Christina Merchant (2), Louise Bance, Melissa Dolan, Kendall Korte
RC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 1 Save
Caroline Habliston (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves
Lindsey Paz (RC) - 70:00, 6 GA, 11 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 21 shots, 12 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
RC - 8 shots, 3 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DROPS DOUBLE-OVERTIME MATCH TO LYNCHBURG, 3-2 (10/24)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Allie Weir scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime as Lynchburg gave the Washington and Lee field hockey team its first ODAC loss, 3-2, on Tuesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals struck first in the opening period as senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) notched an unassisted goal at 10:30. The Hornets responded with a goal of their own just over two minutes later when Samantha Howard scored off a feed from Weir, however, junior midfielder Kay Dyt (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) gave the Generals a 2-1 lead going into halftime when she registered a goal off an assist from junior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) in the 22nd minute.

W&L held on to its 2-1 advantage until Morgan Crandall tied the contest in the 56th minute off a penalty shot. The game remained knotted at 2-2 through regulation, the first overtime period and into the second overtime period when Weir broke the tie with the game-winner off an assist from Paige Bennett at 88:57.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) tallied seven saves in goal for W&L, while Elizabeth Foskey made three saves for Lynchburg.

With the loss, the Generals are now second-seed in the 2006 ODAC Tournament and will host the seventh-seeded Roanoke on Saturday. The game time has yet to be determined.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Amy Volkmann, Kay Dyt
LC - Allie Weir, Samantha Howard, Morgan Crandall

ASSISTS
W&L - Kendall Korte
LC - Allie Weir, Paige Bennett

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 88:57, 3 GA, 7 Saves
Elizabeth Foskey (LC) - 88:57, 2 GA, 3 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 12 shots, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
LC - 27 shots, 28 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY SUFFERS 3-0 LOSS TO CNU (10/22)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Haylie Black (Newport News, Va./Menchville) registered two goals as 16th-ranked Christopher Newport upended the Washington and Lee field hockey team, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

The Captains opened the scoring in the 11th minute of play when junior forward Ashley Traylor (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) notched a goal off a feed from freshman defender Kelsey Dusch (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox). Subsequent scores by Black in the second half stretched CNU's lead to the final 3-0 margin.

With the loss, the Generals fell to 13-4 overall, while CNU improved to 10-3 overall. Christopher Newport outshot W&L, 15-3, and held a 7-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) tallied seven saves in goal for W&L, while Ashley Whipple (Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan) made three saves in goal for the Captains.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday for their final regular-season contest of 2006 when they travel to Lynchburg, Va., to take on the Hornets at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
CNU - Haylie Black (2), Ashley Traylor

ASSISTS
W&L - None
CNU - Kelsey Dusch

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 3 GA, 7 Saves
Ashley Whipple (CNU) - 70:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 3 shots, 1 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
CNU - 15 shots, 7 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY WINS SEVENTH-STRAIGHT WITH 2-1 VICTORY OVER VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (10/21)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team rallied for two late second half scores to come away with its seventh-straight win in a 2-1 victory over Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

Virginia Wesleyan got on the board first, jumping out to a 1-0 lead off a goal by Chrissy Clancy (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) assisted by Megan May (McLean, Va./McLean) in the 38th minute. The Marlins held on to the lead until sophomore defender Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) registered the game-tying goal off an assist from senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) at 67:38. The Generals found the go-ahead goal less than one minute later when junior midfielder Kay Dyt (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) tallied an unassisted goal at 68:29.

With the win, the Generals improved to 13-3 overall and an unblemished 7-0 in ODAC action, while VWC falls to 9-7 overall and 5-3 in the conference.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) tallied one save in goal for W&L, while Megan Koster (Vienna, Va./Oakton) notched four saves in goal for the Marlins.

The Generals return to action on Sunday when they take on Christopher Newport at 1:30 pm at the W&L Turf Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Liz Garson, Kay Dyt
VWC - Chrissy Clancy

ASSISTS
W&L - Amy Volkmann, Kendall Korte, Sallie Armstrong
VWC - Megan May

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 1 GA, 1 Save
Megan Koster (VWC) - 70:00, 2 GA, 4 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 6 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, Green Card - Kendall Korte
VWC - 6 shots, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY POSTS SIXTH-STRAIGHT WIN WITH 2-0 VICTORY OVER EMU (10/18)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team notched its sixth-straight win and fourth-straight shutout with a 2-0 victory over Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday evening at the W&L Turf Field.

The Generals notched both of their scores in the opening half with the first strike coming off an unassisted tally by freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) at 16:31. Sophomore defender Katie Flippen (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) upped the W&L lead to 2-0 less than five minutes later when she registered a goal off an assist from senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby).

The W&L defense protected the 2-0 lead in the second-half, allowing no goals by the Royals, en route to improving to 12-3 overall, 6-0 in the ODAC. Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) racked up eight saves in goal for the Generals.

With the loss, EMU falls to 10-5 overall and 5-2 in the ODAC. Senior goalkeeper Katie Moyer (Blooming Glen, Pa./Christopher Dock) made four saves for the Royals.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they take on Virginia Wesleyan at 1:00 pm at the W&L Turf Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong, Katie Flippen
EMU - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Amy Volkmann
EMU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 0 GA, 8 Saves
Katie Moyer (EMU) - 70:00, 2 GA, 4 Saves

TEAM STATS

W&L - 16 shots, 4 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
EMU - 15 shots, 3 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY WINS FIFTH-STRAIGHT WITH 2-0 VICTORY OVER SEWANEE (10/15)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team used two first-half scores to improve to 11-3 with a 2-0 shutout win over The University of the South on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

W&L jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first half as senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) scored off an assist from sophomore defender Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) in the 17th minute. A score by freshman forward Steph Mansey (Mendham, N.J./Randolph) off an assist from junior midfielder Kendal Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) at 29:34 finalized the day's scoring, giving the Generals' their fourth-straight shutout.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and freshman Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) each played a half in goal for W&L, combining to make three saves. Sophomore Clarkie Crawford (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate School) made five saves for the Tigers (3-9).

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they take on Eastern Mennonite at 7:00 pm at the W&L Turf Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Amy Volkmann, Steph Mansey
UOS - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Kendall Korte, Liz Garson
UOS - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Caroline Habliston (W&L) - 35:00, 0 GA, 1 Saves
Clarkie Crawford (UOS) - 70:00, 2 GA, 5 Saves

TEAM STATS

W&L - 19 shots, 7 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
UOS - 5 shots, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S, 6-0 (10/14)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Christina Merchant (Midlothian, Va./Collegiate) notched three goals and an assist as the Washington and Lee field hockey team shut out Randolph-Macon Woman's, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

Merchant scored the first goal of the contest in the fifth minute off a penalty corner with assists from junior Kendal Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) and freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School). W&L followed with four more goals, including one more from Merchant, to take a 5-0 lead into halftime.

The Generals got on the board once more in the second half as Merchant tallied the final score of the game at 38:53 off an assist from Korte.

Merchant's three-goal, one-assist output led the Generals, while Armstrong added one goal and two assists. Korte also had a trio of assists.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and freshman Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) shared time in the goal for W&L, facing just one shot. Freshman Lara Stables (Moseley, Va./Clover Hill) made six saves for the WildCats (3-8, 0-6).

The Generals (10-3, 5-0) return to action on Sunday when they take on Sewanee at 1:00 pm at the W&L Turf Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Christina Merchant (3), Sallie Armstrong, Steph Mansey, Nicole Allaband
R-MWC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Kendall Korte (3), Sallie Armstrong (2), Kay Dyt, Christina Merchant
R-MWC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 13:52, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Caroline Habliston (W&L) - 56:08, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Lara Stables (R-MWC) - 70:00, 6 GA, 6 Saves

TEAM STATS

W&L - 18 shots, 18 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
R-MWC - 1 shots, 2 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY BLANKS MARY BALDWIN, 11-0 (10/12)

STAUNTON, Va. -- Junior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox), freshman midfielder Alex Caritis (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy), and freshman forward Steph Mansey (Mendham, N.J./Randolph) each tallied two goals as the Washington and Lee field hockey team downed Mary Baldwin, 11-0, in Staunton, Va.

Korte opened the scoring for the Generals with her first score of the game at 1:26. W&L followed that score with four unanswered goals, including one more for Korte and one from Caritis, to take a 5-0 lead into halftime.

Sophomore defender Katie Flippen (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) struck first in the second half when she registered a goal in the 47th minute off an assist from freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School). Freshman forward Nicole Allaband (Elkton, Md./Rising Sun), Mansey and Caritis all registered goals in the second half before junior midfielder Kay Dyt (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) capped the scoring with her goal at 66:30 for the 11-0 final.

Korte, Caritis and Mansey led the Generals with their two scores apiece, while Allaband contributed one goal and one assist. Armstrong also added two assists in the win.

The Generals (9-3) return to action on Saturday when they take on Randolph-Macon Woman's at noon at the W&L Turf Field

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kendall Korte (2), Alex Caritis (2), Steph Mansey (2), Christina Merchant, Melissa Dolan, Katie Flippen, Nicole Allaband, Kay Dyt
MBC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong (2), Sara Kate Moore, Nicole Allaband, Rebecca Hatchett
MBC - None

TEAM STATS
W&L - 34 shots, 13 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
MBC - 0 shots, 1 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


VOLKMANN'S TWO SCORES LEAD W&L FIELD HOCKEY TO 2-1 WIN OVER MARY WASHINGTON (10/8)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) scored both of the Generals' goals to lead the Washington and Lee field hockey team to a 2-1 win over Mary Washington on Sunday afternoon in Fredericksburg, Va.

The contest was scoreless until late in the second period when Volkmann tallied her first score of the match off an assist from sophomore forward Christina Merchant (Midlothian, Va./Collegiate) at 59:15. Volkmann would score again less than five minutes later off an assist from sophomore defender Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) to give the Blue and White a 2-0 lead. The Eagles' Chelsea Brown responded with a score with just 41 seconds remaining in regulation to cut the W&L lead to 2-1, but it was too late and the Generals (8-3) held on to the win.

Junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) played the duration of the game for W&L, notching six saves. Katherine Brown made four saves for Mary Washington (8-4).

The Generals return to action on Thursday when they take on Mary Baldwin at 4:00 pm in Staunton, Va.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Amy Volkmann (2)
UMW - Chelsea Brown

ASSISTS
W&L -Christina Merchant, Liz Garson
UMW - Allison Weckstein

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 1 GA, 6 Saves
Katherine Brown (UMW) - 70:00, 2 GA, 4 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
UMW - 9 shots, 2 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DOWNS ROANOKE IN OVERTIME, 2-1 (10/4)

SALEM, Va. -- Freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Washington and Lee field hockey team over Roanoke, 2-1, in ODAC action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals (7-3, 4-0 ODAC) opened the scoring at 15:57 when sophomore forward Christina Merchant (Midlothian, Va./Collegiate) notched an unassisted tally for the only score of the first half.

Kelly Miller found the equalizer for the Maroons as they tied the game in the 41st minute of play. Neither team would break into the scoring column and entered the first overtime knotted at 1-1. However, Armstrong scored at 76:14 to end the contest and give W&L its fourth conference win.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) played the entire contest in goal for the Generals, picking up four saves. Lindsay Paz made 14 saves in goal for the Maroons (1-9, 0-2).

Washington and Lee returns to action Saturday when it takes on Lynchburg at 1 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Christina Merchant, Sallie Armstrong
RC - Kelly Miller

ASSISTS
W&L -None
RC - Liz Hudson

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 76:14, 1 GA, 4 Saves
Lindsay Paz (RC) - 76:14, 2 GA, 14 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 27 shots, 15 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
RC - 9 shots, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO NO. 14 JUNIATA, 3-0

HUNTINGTON, Pa. -- Juniata College, ranked 14th in Division III, scored three second-half goals to defeat the Washington and Lee field hockey team, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in Huntington, Pa.

The Eagles (9-0) broke the scoreless tie at the 43:11 mark as Leslie Stern scored on a penalty corner off an assist from Erin Smith. Sarah Bender added to the lead with a goal off a feed from Stern at 50:14 and the Eagles capped the scoring on an unassisted tally from Kim Wagner at the 57:16 mark.

W&L outshot Juniata, 10-9, and held a 12-9 advantage on penalty corners. Junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) notched four saves for the Generals, while Abby Funk stopped nine shots for the Eagles.

Washington and Lee (6-3) returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Roanoke for a 4:30 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
JC - Sarah Bender, Leslie Stern, Kim Wagner

ASSISTS
W&L -None
JC - Erin Smith, Leslie Stern

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 3 GA, 4 Saves
Abby Funk (JC) - 70:00, 0 GA, 9 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 12 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
JC - 9 shots, 9 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY EDGES OUT BRIDGEWATER IN DOUBLE OVERTIME, 2-1

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Junior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) scored the game-winner in the second overtime period to send the Washington and Lee field hockey team to a 2-1 win over Bridgewater on Friday afternoon.

The Eagles got on the scoreboard first in the 14th minute when Kim Johnson scored off an assist from Rachel Doria and took a 1-0 lead into halftime.

W&L responded with an equalizer early in the second half when freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) registered a goal off an assist from sophomore forward Louise Bance (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's) at 40:45. Neither squad would score in remainder of regulation, sending the game to overtime knotted at 1-1.

The score remained tied through the first overtime period and into the second until Bance connected with Korte at 86:17 to give the Generals (6-2, 3-0 ODAC) their third conference win.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) minded the cage for W&L and made five saves, while Elizabeth Sullivan notched seven saves for Bridgewater (3-8, 1-3 ODAC).

Washington and Lee returns to action tomorrow when it travels to Huntingdon, Pa., to take on Juniata at 2 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong, Kendall Korte
BC - Kim Johnson

ASSISTS
W&L -Louise Bance (2)
BC - Rachel Doria

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 86:17, 1 GA, 5 Saves
Elizabeth Sullivan (BC) - 86:17, 2 GA, 7 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 16 shots, 16 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
BC - 10 shots, 6 penalty corner, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY CRUISES PAST SWEET BRIAR, 9-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the game's first 8:37 in cruising to a 9-0 win over Sweet Briar in ODAC Field Hockey action on Wednesday evening at the W&L Turf Field.

The Generals (5-2, 2-0) opened the scoring just 1:04 into the game as junior midfielder Kay Dyt (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) found the cage off a feed from sophomore forward Christina Merchant (Midlothian, Va./Collegiate). Freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's) scored off an assist from senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) just 3:16 later and Merchant scored off an Armstrong helper just 4:17 later for the 3-0 lead.

W&L added three more scores before halftime and the Generals' defense held the Vixens (1-7, 0-5) without a shot in the contest in producing a nine-goal victory and the team's third shutout of the season.

Merchant and Armstrong led the Generals with one goal and one assist each. Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and freshman Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) combined for the shutout in goal.

Juniors Cat Cox (Prince Frederick, Md./Calverton) and Alex DiFeliceantonio (Wilmington, N.C./Amy Bradley) both played in goal for Sweet Briar, combining to make five saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday as it travels to Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong, Louise Bance, Alex Caritis, Melissa Dolan, Kay Dyt, Katie Flippen, Lizzie Gotimer, Christina Merchant, Sarah Kate Moore
SBC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong, Mary Dozier, Christina Merchant, Laura Nugent, Amy Volkmann
SBC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 14:49, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Caroline Habliston (W&L) - 55:11, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Cat Cox (SBC) - 37:01, 5 GA, 2 Saves
Alex DiFeliceantonio (SBC) - 32:59, 4 GA, 3 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 18 shots, 3 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
SBC - 0 shots, 1 penalty corner, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY SUFFERS 4-1 LOSS TO JOHNS HOPKINS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team was defeated by Johns Hopkins, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals from freshman midfielder Brittany Bland (Littleton, Colo./Colorado Academy) at 24:26 and senior midfielder Amy Soergel (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) at 29:17 on a penalty stroke. The Generals responded in the 32nd minute when freshman forward Steph Mansey (Mendham, N.J./Randolph) scored off an assist from freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) to cut JHU's lead to 2-1 at the half.

W&L (4-2, 1-0 ODAC) did not score in the second period of play and Hopkins (4-4) got on the board twice off goals from sophomore forwards Emily Miller (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and Adair Landy (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) to put the game away, 4-1.

Junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) played the entire contest for the Generals and notched a career-high 12 saves. Senior Dayna Eng (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) saw the majority of minutes in goal for the Blue Jays, registering seven saves.

Landy and Soergel led Johns Hopkins with one goal and one assist each.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Sweet Briar at 7 pm at the W&L Turf Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Steph Mansey
JHU - Brittany Bland, Amy Soergel, Emily Miller, Adair Landy

ASSISTS
W&L - None
JHU - Sarah Bender, Adair Landy, Amy Soergel

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 4 GA, 12 Saves
Dayna Eng (JHU) - 70:00, 1 GA, 7 Saves
Sophia Tieu (JHU) - 70:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 12 shots, 6 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
JHU - 25 shots, 11 penalty corners, 1 penalty stroke (Amy Soergel), No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY KNOCKS OFF CATHOLIC, 2-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team knocked off nationally-ranked No. 16 Catholic in a 2-0 upset at the W&L Turf Field on Friday evening.

The game remained scoreless throughout the first stanza of play and into the second half until freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) scored the Generals' game-winning goal at 43:24 off an assist from freshman forward Steph Mansey (Mendham, N.J./Randolph). Senior forward Amy Volkmann (Nofolk, Va./Granby) iced the game with her unassisted tally with just over a minute to play in regulation to send W&L to the 2-0 win.

The Generals' win over the Cardinals (4-2, 1-0 CAC) was not only their first win over CUA in program history, but also their first defeat of a nationally-ranked opponent.

Junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) played the duration for the Generals, picking up her second shutout of 2006. CUA's goalkeeper sophomore Betsy Homan (St. Louis, Mo./Cor Jesu) recorded five saves in the loss.

The Blue and White (4-1, 1-0 ODAC) return to action on Sunday as they host Johns Hopkins at noon at the W&L Turf Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong, Amy Volkmann
CUA - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Steph Mansey
CUA - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Betsy Homan (CUA) - 70:00, 2 GA, 5 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 5 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No cards
CUA - 4 shots, 4 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO McDANIEL, 1-0

WESTMINSTER, Md. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team suffered its first defeat of the 2006 season with a 1-0 loss to McDaniel on Sunday afternoon in Westminster, Md.

The game remained scoreless through the first stanza of play until McDaniel's Krissy Carls registered the lone goal of the contest off an assist from Brooke Dixon in the 49th minute.

Junior Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) played all 70 minutes in the cage for the Blue and White, notching three saves. Erika Wawzyanick stopped six shots for the Green Terror.

With the loss, the Generals fell to 3-1 on the season, while McDaniel evened its record to 3-3 with the victory.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it has its first home stance of the 2006 season, taking on Catholic at 6 pm at the W&L Turf Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
MCD - Krissy Carls

ASSISTS
W&L - None
MCD - Brooke Dixon

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 1 GA, 3 Saves
Erica Wawzyanick (MCD) - 70:00, 0 GA, 6 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 9 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, Y - Sallie Armstrong
MCD - 7 shots, 8 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, G - Lee Oliver


W&L FIELD HOCKEY FELLS RANDOLPH-MACON, 6-2

ASHLAND, Va. -- Junior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) scored three goals and sophomore forward Christina Merchant (Midlothian, Va./Collegiate) totaled two goals and one assist in leading Washington and Lee to a 6-2 victory over Randolph-Macon in ODAC Field Hockey action on Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Va.

The Generals (3-0, 1-0) jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 5:12 into the contest as Merchant found the cage off a feed from junior midfielder Kay Dyt (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes). The Yellow Jackets evened the score at 1-1 on a goal by Jill Dixon off an assist from Bristol Bowman at the 23:42 mark, but Korte gave the Generals the lead for good with a pair of goals before halftime for a 3-1 lead at the break. Goals by Korte, Merchant and sophomore Katie Flippen (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) after the half gave W&L a 6-1 lead, before Dixon capped the scoring with her second goal of the day for R-MC (1-3, 1-1) at 59:09.

Sophomore Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) played the first 55:31 in goal for the Generals, recording eight stops. Freshman Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen's & St. Agnes) played the final 14:29, allowing one goal.

Ashley Crouch and Traci Phipps both played in goal for the Yellow Jackets, combining for five saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday as it travels to McDaniel College for a 12:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kendall Korte (3), Christina Merchant (2), Katie Flippen (1)
R-MC - Jill Dixon (2)

ASSISTS
W&L - Sallie Armstrong (1), Louise Bance (1), Kay Dyt (1), Liz Garson (1), Christina Merchant (1), Amy Volkmann (1)
R-MC - Bristol Bowman (1)

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 55:31, 1 GA, 8 Saves
Caroline Habliston (W&L) - 14:29, 1 GA, 0 Saves
Ashley Crouch (R-MC) - 56:28, 5 GA, 5 Saves
Traci Phipps (R-MC) - 13:32, 1 GA 0 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 13 shots, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
R-MC - 12 shots, 14 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY DEFEATS CENTRE, 1-0

DANVILLE, Ky. -- Sophomore defender Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) scored on a penalty corner off a feed from junior midfielder Kendall Korte (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) at the 44:40 mark to lead the Washington and Lee field hockey team to a 1-0 win over Centre College on Sunday afternoon in Danville, Ky.

The game remainded scoreless until the second stanza due, in part, to the play of junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), who notched 13 total stops on the afternoon.

The Generals (2-0) were out-shot 14-5 on the game and the Colonels also held a 16-8 advantage in penalty corners. Amy Guagliardo posted four saves in the game for Centre (2-1).

With the win, W&L has recorded its first 2-0 start to a season in program history. The Generals will look to extended the streak when they travel to Randolph-Macon on Saturday for a 1:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Liz Garson
CC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Kendall Korte
CC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 0 GA, 13 Saves
Ann Guagliardo (CC) - 70:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 5 shots, 8 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
CC - 14 shots, 16 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards


W&L FIELD HOCKEY TOPS RHODES, 2-1, IN SEASON-OPENER

DANVILLE, Ky. -- Senior forward Amy Volkmann (Norfolk, Va./Granby) scored the game-winning goal with less than five minutes remaining in regulation to send the Washington and Lee field hockey team to a 2-1 win over Rhodes in their 2006 season-opener at Centre College in Danville, Ky.

Sophomore forward Christina Merchant (Midlothian, Va./Collegiate) scored the lone goal of the first half for W&L off an assist from sophomore defender Liz Garson (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) in the 31st minute of the match to take a 1-0 lead into the half.

The Lynx responded early in the second half to knot the score at 1-1 when Katie Slimp scored in the 43rd minute. The score stayed tied at 1-1 until Volkmann registered the game-winner off an assist from freshman forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) in the 66th minute of the contest.

Junior goalkeeper Tara Rubenstein (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) made six saves as she picked up her first win of the season for W&L (1-0), while Julz Anderson made seven saves for Rhodes (2-2).

Washington and Lee returns to action tomorrow with a noon match against Centre in Danville, Ky.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Christina Merchant, Amy Volkmann
RC -Katie Slimp

ASSISTS
W&L - Liz Garson, Sallie Armstrong
RC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tara Rubenstein (W&L) - 70:00, 1 GA, 6 Saves
Julz Anderson (RC) - 70:00, 2 GA, 7 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 29 shots, 14 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards
RC - 19 shots, 11 penalty corners, 0 penalty strokes, No Cards