LEXINGTON, Va. – Sixth-ranked Gettysburg controlled the possession of the game by holding an 11-4 advantage in draw controls en route to a 10-3 victory over the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
The Bullets (5-0) went into halftime with a 6-1 lead over the Generals (1-5) after sophomore attacker Katie Landry (Hingham, Mass. / Hingham) scored just 57 seconds into the contest off of an assist from junior midfielder Caroline Jaeger (Hampton, N.J. / North Hunterdon) to ignite a 5-0 run.
W&L got on the board at the 6:19 mark when junior midfielder Hollis Tardy (Dallas, Texas / The Hockaday School) beat senior goalkeeper Shannon Keeler (Moorestown, N.J. / Moorestown) to cut the Bullets' lead to 5-1.
Gettysburg responded when sophomore attacker Katie Willis (Baltimore, Md. / Notre Dame Prep) scored off of a feed from sophomore attacker Maggie Welsh (Rye, N.Y. / Holy Child) to take the 6-1 advantage into intermission.
Landry struck again 3:07 into the second stanza to increase the Bullets' lead to 7-1.
First-year midfielder Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va. /St. Catherine's School) tallied the Generals' second goal off of a free position shot at the 16:44 mark. However, senior attacker Amanda Borucki (Westminster, Md. / North Carroll) scored a free position goal 16 seconds later to make the score 8-2.
Sophomore attacker Jess Castelo (Red Bank, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) notched W&L's third goal with 14:12 remaining in the contest when she found the back of the net off of an assist from senior attacker Melissa Coggins (St. John's, Fla. / Bartram Trail).
Gettysburg ended game with a 2-0 spurt, with goals from senior attacker Maggie Connolly (Winchester, Mass. / Winchester) and Borucki to reach the final margin of 10-3.
For the game, the Bullets outshot the Blue and White, 22-13, and held a 12-11 edge in ground balls.
First-year goalie Ellie Aburn (Towson, Md. / Notre Dame Preparatory) suffered the loss for the Generals, seeing 15:12 of action in net and stopping one shot. Sophomore Hannah Wiltshire (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton) played the remaining 44:48 and posted six saves. Keeler saw the duration in goal for Gettysburg and made five saves.
Tucker paced the Generals with one goal, three caused turnovers, two ground balls and two draw controls.
Landry, Borucki and senior attacker Abby Baigelman (Larchmont, N.Y. / Mamaroneck) all had two goals each for the Bullets, while first-year defender Brooke Holechek (Reisterstown, Md. / Notre Dame Prep) recorded four draw controls, three ground balls and three caused turnovers.
W&L returns to action on March 19, when it hosts No. 17 Catholic for a 12:00 pm contest.
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