SWEET BRIAR, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team improved to 3-0 in ODAC action with a 23-2 victory over Sweet Briar on Tuesday afternoon at Babcock Field.
Senior attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) jumpstarted the scoring with two goals by 21:19 to put the Generals ahead early in the contest (2-0). W&L scored another goal as senior attacker Alli Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) found the back of the net at the 19:04 mark to bring the lead to three (3-0), however, SBC junior defender Jessie Edington notched the Vixens first goal of the game with 18:23 left in the half, pulling SBC to within two (3-1).
The Generals then netted 10 more goals in the first period to go into intermission with a 13-1 advantage.
Shearin began the second stanza with an unassisted goal in the first minute of play, igniting a strong offensive movement by the Generals who scored 10 goals total in the final 30:00 and cruised to the win.
First-year Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) and senior Jennifer Linder (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) each spent a period in net for the Generals, with Mulligan recording one save and one goal-against and Linder allowing one goal-against. Sophomore Megan Link and first-year Caroline Baker split time in the cage for the Vixens. Link stopped five shots and had six goals-against in 22:32, and Baker registered five saves and 17 goals-against in the remaining 37:28.
Shearin led the Blue and White with five points on three goals and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Meredith Lavin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) and McKaig also netted three goals, and junior attacker Elizabeth Bucklee (Princeton, N.J./Stuart County Day) and first-year attacker Catherine Klinedinst (McLean, Va./Holton-Arms School) each tallied two goals and two helpers. Sophomore midfielder Alex Van Horn (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) claimed four draw controls and senior defender Lauren Acker (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Seaholm) caused four turnovers.
Sophomore midfielder Olivia Hurt and Edington scored the only two goals for the Vixens, and senior attacker Sarah Winstead notched three caused turnovers.
The Generals return to the field this evening when they travel to Randolph for a 7:00 pm contest.