LEXINGTON, Va. – The No. 16 Union College women’s lacrosse team recorded 11 unanswered goals in the first half as they cruised to a 17-3 victory over No. 17 Washington and Lee on Tuesday afternoon at Watt Field.
Paced by senior midfielder Keelin Skurek’s (Massillon, Ohio) hat trick, Union College (2-2) notched 11 unanswered goals over the opening 18:33 to assume a commanding lead (11-0). The Dutchwomen also received two-goal performances from senior attacker Jill LaForest (Acton, Mass.), junior midfielder Melissa Hine (South Hadley, Mass.) and junior attacker Kristin Joyce (Longmeadow, Mass.) during the span.
W&L (5-4) added a tally from junior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) with 6:25 remaining in the first half to put the Generals on the board (11-1). However, Union responded with a goal of their own from LaForest with :13 seconds remaining in the first stanza to take a 12-1 lead into the half, and never looked back as they claimed the 14-goal victory.
The Generals were paced by Emmy Mathews, who recorded two goals, while junior midfielder Ellie Van Sant (Chevy Chase, Md./The Taft School) recorded W&L’s only other goal. Junior goalkeeper Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) recorded the loss, playing 54:45 in net and stopping three shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Jennifer Linder (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) saw 5:15 between the pipes, recording one save.
The Dutchwomen were led by Joyce, who tallied four goals and one assist. UC also received three goals apiece from Hine, LaForest and Skurek, with Hine also notching three assists. Junior goalkeeper Cat Ruggiero (Huntington, N.Y.) played all 60:00 in net, recording 11 saves.
W&L returns to action on Monday as they host Roanoke College
for a 4:30 pm contest.
W&L Goals: Emmy Mathews 2; Ellie Van Sant 1.
W&L Assists: Alli Shearin 1.
Union College Goals: Kristin Joyce 4; Melissa Hine 3; Jill LaForest 3; Keelin Skurek 3; Allie Cuozzo 1; Abby Stohler 1; Lizzy Moran 1; Danielle Ayers 1.
Union College Assists: Melissa Hine 3; Allie Cuozzo 1; Kristin
Joyce 1; Abby Stohler 1.
Katharine Farrar (W&L): 54:45, 17 GA, 3 saves
Jennifer Linder (W&L): 5:15, 0 GA, 1 save
Cat Ruggiero (UC): 60:00, 3 GA, 11 saves