LEXINGTON, Va. – Cortland State recorded 10 of its 13 goals in the first half as it claimed a 13-8 victory over Washington and Lee in women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
W&L (4-3) recorded the first goal of the game from sophomore attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annopolis) off an assist from junior attacker Kate Speare (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven), but Cortland State (1-0) responded, tallying four unanswered goals over a span of 8:29 to assume a 4-1 lead with 17:27 remaining.
The Generals would add two more goals in the half from McKaig and junior attacker Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s Belfield), however the Red Dragons added six goals of their own and took a 10-3 lead into the half.
W&L pulled to within five goals on three occasions in the second half but could get no closer as Cortland claimed the five-goal win.
The Generals were led by McKaig, who tallied four goals, while Megargel and senior attacker Meredith Freeman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) each added two goals. Megargel also added an assist on the day. Junior goalkeeper Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) played all 60:00 in net for the Generals, allowing 13 goals while recording nine saves.
The Red Dragons were paced by sophomore midfielder Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga, N.Y./Onondaga Central) and senior attacker Nicki Mahoney (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy), with each recording a hat trick and one assist. Cortland also received two-goal performances from sophomore attacker Kelly Radigan (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) and first-year midfielder Maria Di Fato (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee). First-year goalkeeper Ally Levy (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) recorded 60:00 between the pipes, allowing eight goals while stopping 10 shots.
The Generals return to action on Saturday as they travel to Virginia Wesleyan for a 1:00 pm contest.
W&L Goals: Maddie McKaig 4; Wilton Megargel 2; Meredith Freeman 2.
W&L Assists: Wilton Megargel 1; Kate Speare 1.Cortland State
CS Goals: Lindsay Abbott 3; Nicki Mahoney 3; Kelly Radigan 2; Maria Di Fato 2; Jess Fritz 1; Gina Campese 1; Bri Shost 1.
CS Assists: Kelly Radigan 3; Lindsay Abbott 1; Jess Fritz 1; Nicki Mahoney 1.
Katharine Farrar (W&L): 60:00, 13 GA, 9 saves
Ally Levy (CS): 60:00, 8 GA, 10 saves