ASHLAND, Va. – The 15th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team used an eight-goal run over a span of 10:38 to pull away for a 19-7 win over Randolph-Macon on Saturday at West Field.
After Randolph-Macon (8-9, 4-5) made it a one score game (5-4) with a goal at the 2:20 mark of the first half, W&L began its decisive run with a unassisted tallies by sophomore midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) at 1:48 and senior attacker Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) at 0:42 for a 7-4 lead at the halftime break.
The Generals (13-3, 9-0) then scored six goals in the opening 8:50 of the second half to push out to a 13-4 lead with 21:10 remaining in the game. Senior attacker Alli Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) started the second half scoring with a pair of goals just 31 seconds apart, and sophomore attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame) also got in the act with two scores separated by just 36 seconds.
R-MC scored consecutive goals to pull within 15-7 with 3:51 left, but W&L scored the game's final four tallies for the 14-goal final margin.
McKaig paced W&L in scoring with three goals and two assists, while Shearin notched three scores. First-year midfielder Julia Van Sant (Chevy Chase, Md./Taft School), sophomore midfielder Meredith Lavin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East), Brewster, Hagen and sophomore attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) all scored two goals, and sophomore attacker Greta Witter (Douglasville, Pa./The Hill School) dished out two assists. First-year Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) posted five saves in goal.
Randolph-Macon was led by junior midfielder Emily Lynch's three goals and one assist. First-year midfielder Betsey Herbert totaled two goals and junior Nicole Woodworth stopped 11 shots in net.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it travels to fourth-ranked Gettysburg for a 2:00 pm contest. Note the time change from the earlier time of 3:00 pm.
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