LEXINGTON, Va. – The 15th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team took advantage of a 5-0 run in the first half to post a 14-4 victory over Shenandoah on Wednesday night at Wilson Field.
The Generals started the game off strong, scoring five unanswered goals over the first 13:36. Senior attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass. / Brooks) led the run with two tallies in just over two minutes.
The Hornets answered with two goals at the end of the half to pull within three (5-2) with a score by first-year midfielder Brittany Arndt (Carroll County, Md. / Liberty) and senior midfielder Samantha Sisson (Keuka Park, N.Y. / Penn Yan).
First-year midfielder Hayley Soutter (McLean, Va. / Langley) started the scoring in the second period with an unassisted tally at the 27:30 mark. W&L (5-2, 2-0) would then get two more goals from junior midfielder Sammy Yates (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) and Klein to pull ahead by six (8-2) with 20:40 left on the clock.
SU (4-4, 1-1) made it a four-goal game (8-4) when it got two free-position scores from junior midfielder Liz Bereit (Latrobe, Pa. / Latrobe) and Arndt at the 19:17 and 17:00 mark. The Generals answered, scoring six consecutive goals from six different players to close the half and secure the win.
For the game, the Blue and White held a 26-12 advantage in shots and a 13-9 edge in draw controls. The Generals were also 12-of-15 on clear attempts.
Junior keeper Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J. / Glen Ridge) saw all 60 minutes of action, finishing with six saves. Senior keeper Ashley Cross (Agawam, Mass. / Agawam) suffered the loss in goal for the Hornets and made six saves.
Klein paced the Generals' offense with four goals, while Yates and Soutter each tallied two goals and one assist. Senior defender Olive Waxter (Baltimore, Md. / Roland Park) led the defense with three ground balls and one caused turnover.
Arndt led the Hornets with two goals and four draw controls, while Bereit and Sisson each tallied one score. Bereit also added two draw controls, three ground balls and four caused turnovers.
Washington and Lee will be back in action when it hosts Catholic for a 1:00 pm game on Saturday at Watt Field.
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