LEXINGTON, Va. – The 15th-ranked Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team used an 11-0 run that covered both halves as they cruised to a 16-4 victory over Randolph-Macon in semifinal action of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
W&L (12-4) assumed a 2-0 lead with 22:08 remaining in the first stanza off of goals from sophomore attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and junior attacker Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield), but the Yellow Jackets (8-5) recorded their first goal of the contest from senior midfielder Logan Pomeroy (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) to bring the score to 2-1 with 17:57 remaining.
The Generals received a tally from junior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) to extend their lead to 3-1 with 13:56 remaining in the first stanza. However, R-MC tallied the next two goals from senior midfielder Kelly Cramer (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and junior attacker Erin Clare Cassidy (Potomac, Md./Holton-Arms) to knot the game at 3-3 at the 9:37 mark.
W&L started its 11-0 run with 5:49 remaining in the first half by recording three goals, including two from Megargel and one from McKaig, to take a 6-3 lead at the half.
A quick strike from senior attacker Meredith Freeman (St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) just 41 seconds into the second half kept the Generals’ streak alive, as they would go on to record the next eight goals to assume a 14-3 lead with 10:42 remaining in the contest and cruise to the 12-goal victory.
The Generals were led by McKaig (3g, 2a) and Megargel (5g), who both finished the contest with five points while also tying career-highs in points (McKaig-5) and goals (Megargel-5) in a game. Senior attacker Britten Mathews (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) tallied three goals in the contest, while sophomore attacker Alli Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) finished with two goals. Junior Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) played the entirety in net, stopping eight shots.
R-MC was paced by Cassidy, who finished the game with two goals. Junior Alex Flammia (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) played all 60:00 in net, recording 13 saves.
The Generals will return to action on Saturdayas they host Lynchburg College in the ODAC Championship game. The time is to be announced.
W&L Goals: Wilton Megargel 5; Maddie McKaig 3; Britten Mathews 3; Alli Shearin 2; Emmy Mathews 1; Kate Donnelly 1; Meredith Freeman 1.
W&L Assists: Maddie McKaig 2; Elizabeth Bucklee 1; Kate Donnelly 1; Britten Mathews 1; Emmy Mathews 1.
R-MC Goals: Erin Clare Cassidy 2; Logan Pomeroy 1; Kelly Cramer 1.
R-MC Assists: None.
Katharine Farrar (W&L): 60:00, 4 GA, 8 saves
Alex Flammia (R-MC): 60:00, 16 GA, 13 saves