OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Senior attacker Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) found the net with just 18 seconds remaining in the contest to help lead the No. 15 Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team to a 10-9 victory over Stevenson University at the Caves Athletics Complex on Sunday afternoon.
Stevenson (1-1) struck first in the contest when senior attacker Lisa Baker scored a goal just 1:44 into the action. However, the Generals (3-0) responded with three consecutive goals, including two from senior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), to take a 3-1 lead at the 20:42 mark.
The Mustangs answered with a goal from junior midfielder Emily Gartrell to leave the score at 3-2 with 14:50 remaining. Megargel then went on to notch three of the contests' next four goals to give the Generals a 6-3 edge with 3:34 remaining in the opening half, and the team took a 6-4 advantage into the break.
Stevenson started the second half where it left off in the first, scoring a man-up goal to pull within one point, 6-5, with 28:43 left in the contest. The Generals pushed their advantage back to two points off an unassisted goal by Mathews (7-5), however the Mustangs came back to tie the game at 7-7 with 20:11 remaining off two goals by senior attacker Megan Weiss.
Junior attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and first-year attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) recorded consecutive goals to put the Generals back on top (9-7) at the 17:47 mark, but Stevenson once again knotted the contest (9-9) with 11:07 remaining off of consecutive goals by Weiss and Baker.
Neither team was able to find the net over the next 10:49 of the game, with senior keeper Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) recording several key saves to maintain the score. With the clock winding down, Megargel netted her game-winner with just 18 seconds on the clock to improve the Generals to 3-0 on the season.
Megargel paced W&L, finishing the contest with five points (4g, 1a), while Mathews chipped in three goals, four ground balls and two draw controls.
The Mustangs were led by Baker's four goals and three assists, while Weiss added three goals, all in the second half.
Farrar played all 60:00 in net, stopping 12 shots en route to the win. Stevenson keepers Jenny Schroeder and Alyssa Russell shared time in net, with Schroeder playing 27:04, recording one save while allowing six goals. Russell took the loss, appearing in 32:56 and finishing with four goals-against and four saves.
The Generals return to action on Saturday, hosting No. 3 Franklin & Marshall for a 1:00 pm contest at Watt Field.
W&L goals:Wilton Megargel 4, Emmy Mathews 3, Alex Van Horn 1, Maddie McKaig 1, Margaret Klein 1
W&L assists: Wilton Megargel 1, Margaret Klein 1, Greta Witter 1
Stevenson goals: Lisa Baker 4, Megan Weiss 3, Emily Gartrell 1, Leah Warner 1
Stevenson assists: Lisa Baker 3, Emily Gartrell 1, Mandy Marston 1