LEXINGTON, Va. -- The No. 16 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team recorded six unanswered goals in the second half as it defeated No. 17 Mary Washington, 16-10, on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.
With the Generals (4-2) leading, 9-8, with 22:27 remaining in the contest, W&L opened up the game, recording six unanswered goals over the next 4:53 to secure the 14-8 lead with 17:34 remaining in the contest. Junior attacker Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) led the Generals during the streak, recording three goals, while junior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) chipped in two goals. The Eagles (4-2) pulled to within four goals (14-10) with 16:06 remaining but could get no closer as W&L walked away with the six-goal victory.
The first half of the game saw three ties and four lead changes between the two squads, but Emmy Mathews would record a goal with 1:48 remaining in the first stanza to give the Generals the 7-6 lead at the half.
W&L was led by Emmy Mathews, who recorded four goals and two assists on the day. Megargel added three goals and two assists. Junior goalie Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) played all 60:00 in net for the Generals, allowing 10 goals while stopping 11 shots.
Mary Washington was paced by junior attacker Katie Wallis (Cypress, Texas/Cy-Creek), who tallied four goals, while senior attacker Brittany Butler (Easton, Conn./Joel Barlow) added three goals and an assist. First-year goalkeeper Leigh Ann Redefer (Lewes, Del./Cape Henlopen) played 40:48 in net for the Eagles, allowing 12 goals while stopping three shots. Fellow first-year goalkeeper Kathryn Stiltz (Marietta, Ga./Walton) recorded 19:12 between the pipes, allowing four goals and recording two saves.
The Generals will return to action on Wednesday as they host No. 15 Cortland State at 4:30 pm.
W&L Goals: Emmy Mathews 4; Wilton Megargel 3; Britten Mathews 2; Kate Speare 2; Kate Donnelly 2; Christina Benedetti 1; Elizabeth Bucklee 1; Maddie McKaig 1.
W&L Assists: Emmy Mathews 2; Wilton Megargel 2; Christina Benedetti 1; Elizabeth Bucklee 1; Britten Mathews 1; Kate Speare 1.
UMW Goals: Katie Wallis 4; Brittany Butler 3; Allie Kimmelman 2; Erin Murphy 1.
UMW Assists: Brittany Butler 1; Keller Torrey 1.
Katharine Farrar (W&L): 60:00, 10 GA, 11 saves
Leigh Ann Redefer (UMW): 40:48, 12 GA, 3 saves
Kathryn Stiltz (UMW): 19:12, 4 GA, 2 saves