BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Sophomore attacker Jess Castelo (Red Bank, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) scored six goals to lead the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team to a 16-3 victory over Bridgewater on Wednesday evening at the Jopson Athletic Complex.
The Generals (5-5, 3-0) opened up the contest with a 6-0 run, ignited by first-year midfielder Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va. / St. Catherine's School) when she scored off of a feed from junior attacker Lauren Procaccino (Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset) at the 19:56 mark.
The Eagles (5-5, 0-2) tallied their first goal with 12:18 on the clock when first-year attacker Sarah Yashinskie scored off of an assist from junior attacker Claire Palermo-Re to make the score 6-1.
Tucker capped a Blue and White 3-0 spurt at the 2:53 mark, but Bridgewater's first-year midfielder Kristen Stark scored off of a free position shot and cut W&L's advantage to 9-2.
Castelo recorded her fifth goal of the game with 50 seconds remaining in the first half and the Generals took a 10-2 lead into the intermission.
Procaccino and Tucker scored at the 28:43 and 27:20 marks of the second stanza to increase W&L's lead to 12-2.
First-year defender Anna O'Hara posted Bridgewater's last goal with 26:06 on the clock off of an assist from Stark.
The Blue and White ended the contest on a four-goal run to reach the final margin of 16-3.
For the game, W&L held an advantage in shots (34-11), draw controls (13-8) and in ground balls (10-7).
First-year keeper Ellie Aburn (Towson, Md. / Notre Dame Preparatory) played 39:04 in goal for the Generals and stopped three shots. Sophomore Hannah Wiltshire (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton) saw 15:34 of action and made one save, while sophomore Harleigh Bean (Upper Marlboro, Md. / Episcopal) played the remaining 5:22 and did not face a shot. Junior goalie Rachel Gruber suffered the loss for the Eagles, playing the entire contest in net and registering 11 saves.
Castelo's six goals led the Blue and White's offense, while Tucker and Procaccino chipped in four goals each. Tucker also had six draw controls and junior defender Parker Hamill (Darien, Conn. / Darien) caused three turnovers.
W&L returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Virginia Wesleyan for a 1:00 pm contest.
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