LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore attacker Alli Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) recorded a career-high six goals as the Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team topped Guilford, 20-6, on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
The Generals (11-4, 8-0 ODAC) jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the opening 22:23 of the contest, including two goals apiece from senior attacker Britten Mathews (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and junior midfielder Kate Donnelly (Houston, Texas/St. John’s School).The Quakers (6-9, 3-5 ODAC) added a goal from senior attacker Carrie Ernst (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) at the 20:35 mark, but W&L went on to outscore GC, 8-2, and assume a 15-3 lead at the half.
W&L tallied five goals in the second half, with Shearin collecting four of her six goals in the stanza, as it cruised to the 14-goal victory to remain unbeaten in ODAC competition this season.
Shearin led the Generals with seven points off of six goals and one assist, while senior attacker Meredith Freeman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) finished the contest with two goals and two assists. Junior attackers Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) and Ellie Van Sant (Chevy Chase, Md./The Taft School), sophomore attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and Britten Mathews all finished with three points. Netminders junior Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) and sophomore Jennifer Linder (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) split time in net, combining for three saves with Farrar claiming the win.
Earnst paced the Quakers with two goals, while junior attackers Hannah Merrell (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kingswood Regional) and Kaitlin Feeney (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan), first-year midfielder Caroline Reeves (Greensboro, N.C./Early College at Guilford) and senior attacker Ellie Merrit (Gaithersburg, Md./Sandy Springs Friends) all finished with a single goal. Goalkeepers senior Alyzza-May Callahan (New Bedford, Mass./New Bedford) and first-year Liza Mettler (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Beaumont School) shared time in net, combining for four saves while Callahan took the loss.
The Generals will return to action on Apr. 28 when they host a semifinal game of the ODAC women’s lacrosse championship after earning the number one seed and a first-round bye. Opponent and time are TBD.
W&L Goals: Alli Shearin 6; Kate Donnelly 3; Britten Mathews
3; Meredith Freeman 2; Wilton Megargel 2; Ellie Van Sant 2; Maddie
McKaig 1; Emmy Mathews 1.
W&L Assists: Kate Donnelly 2; Meredith Freeman 2; Maddie McKaig 2; Ashley Barnes 1; Wilton Megargel 1; Alli Shearin 1; Ellie Van Sant 1.
GC Goals: Carrie Ernst 2; Ellie Merritt 1; Hannah Merrell 1;
Kaitlin Feeney 1; Caroline Reeves 1.
GC Assists: Emily Egan 1; Summer Frazier 1.
Katharine Farrar (W&L): 30:00, 3 GA, 3 saves
Jennifer Linder (W&L): 30:00, 3 GA, 0 saves
Alyzza-May Callahan (GC): 18:10, 11 GA, 2 saves
Liza Mettler (GC): 41:50, 9 GA, 2 saves