W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO LONGWOOD, 12-5

LEXINGTON, Va.-- Longwood College, the top ranked team in NCAA Division II, scored six-straight goals midway through the first half and registered a 12-5 win at Washington & Lee University Saturday in women's lacrosse action at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals opened a 2-0 lead early in the first half behind scores from sophomore attacker Stephanie Haldy (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and senior midfielder Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal), but Longwood quickly answered with three tallies to take a 3-2 advantage.

After a W&L score, the Lancers (15-0) netted six-straight goals, three by junior defender Tia Richardson (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), to open a 9-3 lead late in the first half. W&L scored just before the break, but the visitors tacked on three additional goals early in the second stanza to put the contest out of reach.

Five different Generals scored, with sophomore midfielders Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) each posting a goal and an assist. Sophomore goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made 12 stops in net.

Richardson and freshman midfielder Emily Bikowski (Fairfax, Va./Bishop O'Connell) each scored three times for Longwood, and senior midfielder Beth Hadrys (Vandalia, Ohio/Joppatowne (MD)) had two scores. Sophomore attacker Kristy Taylor (Lorton, Va./Bishop Ireton) had a goal and two assists, while sophomore goalkeeper Stacey Schmidt (Berlin, N.J./Eastern) recorded seven saves.

W&L ends its season 11-6 overall.

SCORING
W&L - Kelly Taffe (1 goal, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (1 goal, 1 assist), Stephanie Haldy (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 goal), Natalya Hoobchaak (1 goal).
LC - Emily Bikowski (3 goals), Tia Richardson (3 goals), Beth Hadrys (2 goals), Kristy Taylor (1 goal, 2 assists), Jen Hilbert (1 goal, 1 assist), Kris Denson (1 goal), Sophie Dress (1 goal)

GOALKEEPERS

Joanna Perini (W&L), 60:00, 12 GA, 12 saves
Stacey Schmidt (LC), 60:00, 5 GA, 7 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 12-11 (OT) IN ODAC FINALS

ASHLAND, Va. -- Top-seeded Randolph-Macon overcame an 11-4 deficit in the second half to defeat second-seeded Washington and Lee, 12-11, in overtime in the finals of the ODAC women's lacrosse tournament on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The Generals (11-5) led 6-2 at the half and pushed their advantage to 11-4 on an unassisted goal by freshman midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) at the 7:54 mark of the second period.

However, the Yellow Jackets (12-4) would go on to score the game's next seven goals, tying the game at 11-11 as Randolph-Macon senior midfielder Erin Riedy (Ellicott City, Md./McDonogh) scored off an assist from senior midfielder Angela Bisland (Edgewater, Md./St. Mary's) with two seconds remaining in regulation.

The Yellow Jackets then scored the game-winning goal with 1:21 remaining in the first overtime period as junior midfielder Mandy Dougherty (Lutherville, Md./Garrison Forest) found the net off an assist from Bisland.

Washington and Lee was led by junior midfielder Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton), who totaled one goal and three assists. Brown, freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines), senior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) and sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) each tallied two goals. Sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) notched nine saves in goal.

Brown, Bogart and senior defender Eloise Priest (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens & St. Agnes) were named to the all-tournament team.

Riedy led R-MC with seven goals, while Bisland amassed one goal and six assists. Sophomore Ashley Seal (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) posted eight saves in goal.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Saturday as it hosts Longwood College for a 12:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kitt Murphy 2, Courtenay Fisher 2, Kristen Brown 2, Lee Wheeler 2, Leslie Bogart 1, Kelly Taffe 1, Erin Rathbone 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Leslie Bogart 3, Kelly Taffe 1, Maggie Speasmaker 1.
R-MC GOALS - Erin Riedy 7, Mandy Dougherty 3, Angela Bisland 1, Catie Proulx 1.
R-MC ASSISTS - Angela Bisland 6, Mandy Dougherty 1.

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 66:00, 12 GA, 9 saves
Ashley Seal (R-MC) 66:00, 11 GA, 8 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE ADVANCES TO ODAC FINALS WITH 8-4 VICTORY OVER ROANOKE

ASHLAND, Va. -- The second-seeded Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with an 8-4 victory over third-seeded Roanoke in semifinal action in Ashland, Va. on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals will square off against top-seeded Randolph-Macon at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon in the ODAC Championship. The Yellow Jackets defeated fifth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 14-8, in Saturday's first semifinal game. The winner of Sunday's ODAC Championship will receive the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

W&L (11-4) assumed a 5-1 halftime advantage against the Maroons today as sophomore midfielders Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) registered two goals each. Senior midfielder Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) netted W&L's other first half goal.

The Generals tacked on three insurance goals in the second half, including Taffe's third of the contest and two from junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton).

Taffe finished the game with three goals, while Wheeler and Bogart netted two apiece. Sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) was spectacular in goal as she posted 18 saves.

Roanoke (11-6) freshman attacker Steph Calabrese (Darien, Conn./Darien) scored a pair of goals and assisted on one, while senior midfielder Leslie Hunt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) contrinuted two goals. Freshman Koehl Robinson (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal) and junior Lisa Humphries (Glasgow, Va./Rockbridge County) combined to stop 10 shots between the pipes.

The Generals outshot Roanoke, 26-23 for the game.

SCORING
W&L: Kelly Taffe (3 goals), Lee Wheeler (2 goals), Leslie Bogart (2 goals), Emily Owens
RC: Steph Calabrese (1 goal, 1 assist), Leslie Hunt (2 goals), Carrie Smith (1 goal)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 4 GA, 18 saves
Koehl Robinson (RC) 44:00, 7GA, 4 saves
Lisa Humphries (RC) 16:00, 1 GA, 6 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE ADVANCES TO ODAC SEMIFINALS WITH 16-1 TRIUMPH OVER SWEET BRIAR

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The second-seeded Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals with a 16-1 victory over seventh-seeded Sweet Briar in quarterfinal action on Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals will now meet third-seeded Roanoke in Saturday's semifinals at 3:00 pm at a site yet to be determined. The Maroons advanced with a 16-4 victory over sixth-seeded Bridgewater.

W&L (10-4) assumed a 12-1 lead at halftime as freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) tallied four goals in the first half. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) added three goals and one assist in the opening half, while junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) chipped in with a goal and two assists in the first 30 minutes.

The Generals added four second half goals to provide the final margin. Leading the W&L offense in the final 30 minutes was freshman attacker Annie Rochfort (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) who contributed one goal and two assists in the second half. She ended the contest with a goal and three helpers.

Sweet Briar (7-8) freshman attacker Ginger Tripp (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) registered the Vixens only goal at the 13:31 mark of the first half.

W&L sophomore goalkeepers Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and Annie Tompkins (Houston, Texas/The Kinkaid School) combined to post two saves in net. Sweet Briar sophomore Christina Tannahill (Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg) recorded six saves between the pipes.

For the game, the Generals outshot Sweet Briar, 26-3.

SCORING
W&L: Kitt Murphy (4 goals), Kelly Taffe (3 goals, 1 assist), Annie Rochfort (1 goal, 3 assists), Leslie Bogart (1 goal, 2 assists), Erin Rathbone (2 goals), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal, 1 assist), Eloise Priest (1 goal), Liz Burton (1 goal), Emily Barker (1 goal), Kristen Brown (1 assist), Tate Hoeffel (1 assist)

SBC: Ginger Tripp (1 goal)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 30:00, 1 GA, 1 save
Annie Tompkins (W&L) 30:00, 0 GA, 1 save
Christina Tannahill (SBC) 60:00, 16 GA, 6 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 11-10

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team rallied from a 7-5 halftime deficit to post an 11-10 victory over Virginia Wesleyan and clinch the No. 2 seed in next week's ODAC Tournament.

The Generals (9-4, 7-1) assumed a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the contest as sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored at the 25:36 mark and sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) netted a goal with 19:49 remaining. Following a Blue Marlin score just 11 seconds later, Wheeler notched her second goal of the half at the 18:23 mark to provide the Generals with a 3-1 lead. A goal by Kristina Adams cut the W&L lead to 3-2 with 17:14 left, however, W&L tallied two straight goals in less than 50 seconds to claim a 5-2 lead with 14:02 left. VWC then closed the half with five straight goals to assume a 7-5 lead at halftime. Anne Marie Nash scored the Blue Marlins final four goals during the run.

Taffe began the second half with her third goal of the contest at the 27:58 mark. The Blue Marlins regained a two-goal lead (8-6) with a score at the 23:30 mark, however, the Generals rattled off four unanswered goals to claim a 10-8 lead with 16:11 left.

VWC sliced its deficit to one goal as Meagan DiCave tallied with 14:10 left. Taffe registered her fifth goal of the contest with 7:55 showing and DiCave rounded out the scoring with her second goal of the half with four minutes to play.

Taffe led the Generals with five goals, while junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) tied her own school record with six assists for the second consecutive game. Sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) stopped three shots between the pipes.

VWC (9-7, 4-4) was led by Nash who totaled five goals and one assist. Meagan DiCave scored two goals and contributed an assist, while Janine Swanson made 13 saves in the losing effort.

The Generals will next be in action when they host an ODAC quarterfinal game on Wednesday afternoon.

SCORING
W&L: Leslie Bogart (6 assists), Kelly Taffe (5 goals), Lee Wheeler (1 goal), Maggie Speasmaker (2 goals), Kitt Murphy (1 goal), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal)
VWC: Anne Marie Nash (5 goals, 1 assist), Meagan DiCave (2 goals, 1 assist), Meghan Pannenbacker (1 goal), Megan Parris (1 goal), Kristina Adams (1 goal)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 10 GA, 3 saves
Janine Swanson (VWC) 60:00, 11 GA, 13 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE EARNS KEY VICTORY OVER ROANOKE, 8-7

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) scored two goals and assisted on two others to lead the Generals to an 8-7 victory over Roanoke on Thursday afternoon in ODAC women's lacrosse action at the Liberty Hall Fields.

Roanoke assumed an early 1-0 lead as senior midfielder Leslie Hunt (Baltimore, Md./Towson) scored one minute into the game. The Generals responded with two goals in less than a minute to claim a 2-1 advantage. Wheeler scored W&L's first goal at the 20:28 mark, while freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) tallied at the 19:48 mark off an assist from junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton).

Following another goal by Hunt with 18:09 to play in the first half, the Generals scored three unanswered goals to claim a 5-2 lead at halftime. Bogart, Murphy and senior defender Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) recorded the goals for W&L, while Wheeler assisted on two of the scores.

Wheeler scored her second goal of the contest just 45 seconds into the second half to provide the Generals with a four-goal advantage (6-2). Following a Maroon tally, senior midfielder Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) netted a goal to give the Generals their second four-goal cushion (7-3) with 21:52 to play. However, Roanoke would go on to score three straight goals over the next four minutes to cut its deficit to 7-6 with 16:46 remaining.

W&L sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored with 11:09 left to extend her team's lead to 8-6 and Roanoke freshman midfielder Emily Hearn (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) scored at the 3:31 mark to provide the final outcome.

In addition to Wheeler's offensive output, Bogart finished with one goal and two assists, while Murphy notched two goals. Bogart's two assists give her 31 for the season, which breaks her own W&L single-season record of 30 set during the 2000 season. Sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) posted six saves in goal.

The Maroons (10-5, 6-2) were led by freshman attacker Steph Calabrese (Darien, Conn./Darien) who totaled five points on two goals and three assists. Hearn and Hunt each tallied two goals, while freshman Koehl Robinson (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Episcopal) registered six saves in net.

The Generals (8-4, 6-1) return to action when they travel to Virginia Wesleyan at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

SCORING
W&L GOALS: Kitt Murphy (2), Lee Wheeler (2), Leslie Bogart (1), Kelly Taffe (1), Emily Owens (1), Julie Carskadon (1)
W&L ASSISTS: Leslie Bogart (2), Lee Wheeler (2)
RC GOALS: Emily Hearn (2), Steph Calabrese (2), Leslie Hunt (2), Erin Harding (1)
RC ASSISTS: Steph Calabrese (3), Erin Harding (1)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 6 saves
Koehl Robinson (RC) 60:00, 8 GA, 6 saves

 


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE SHUTS OUT HOLLINS, 16-0

HOLLINS, Va. -- Junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) tied a school record with six assists as Washington and Lee defeated Hollins, 16-0, in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon.

The Generals (7-4, 5-1) struck for all 16 goals in the opening half and took just one shot in the final 30 minutes of play.

Bogart led W&L with one goal and the six assists which tied the W&L single-game record held by Lisa Dowling '93 since the 1991 season. Sophomore midfielders Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./ryn Mawr) tallied two goals and one assist each, while sophomore midfielder Stephanie Haldy (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin) totaled two goals and two assists.

Sophomores Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and Annie Tompkins (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) combined to post the shutout in goal.

W&L returns to action on Thursday afternoon as it hosts Roanoke for a 4:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe 2, Stephanie Haldy 2, Emily Owens 2, Lee Wheeler 2, Annie Rochfort 2, Laura Wilson 2, Leslie Bogart 1, Julie Carskadon 1, Tate Hoeffel 1, Kitt Murphy 1
W&L ASSISTS - Leslie Bogart 6, Stephanie Haldy 2, Kristen Brown 1, Tate Hoeffel 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Kelly Taffe 1, Lee Wheeler 1, Laura Wilson 1.

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 30:00, 0 GA, 0 saves
Annie Tompkins (W&L) 30:00, 0 GA, 2 saves
Amy Fitzwater (HU) 30:00, 16 GA, 11 saves
Megan O'Toole (HU) 30:00 0 GA, 0 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 11-4

ASHLAND, Va. -- Senior midfielders Angela Bisland and Erin Riedy combined for seven goals and five assists to lead Randolph-Macon to an 11-4 win over Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets (8-4, 6-1) broke open a 3-2 game with 8:03 remaining by scoring the final four goals of the first half and the first four goals of the second half for an 11-2 lead with 12:21 left in the game.

Washington and Lee (6-4, 4-1) was led by freshman midfielders Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) and Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest), senior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) and sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr). Each scored one goal while sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) notched one assist. Sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded six saves in goal.

Bisland tallied two goals and five assists, while Riedy notched five goals for Randolph-Macon. Sophomore Ashley Seal posted 15 saves in goal.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday as they travel to Hollins for a 4:30 pm matchup.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kitt Murphy (1), Courtenay Fisher (1), Lee Wheeler (1), Erin Rathbone (1)
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Taffe (1).
R-MC GOALS - Angela Bisland (2), Erin Riedy (5), Mandy Dougherty (3), Meghan Ayers (1)
R-MC ASSISTS - Angela Bisland (5).

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 11 GA, 6 saves
Ashley Seal (R-MC) 60:00, 4 GA, 15 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS BRIDGEWATER, 18-6

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) totaled five goals to help lift the Generals to an 18-6 victory over Bridgewater in women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals assumed a 4-0 lead just eight minutes into the contest and were never threatened the rest of the way as they improved to 6-3 overall and 4-0 in the ODAC. The Eagles slipped to 4-6 overall, 2-3 in conference play.

In addition to Taffe's offensive outburst, junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) added two goals and three assists, while sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) added three goals apiece. Wheeler also contributed an assist.

Sophomore goalkeeper Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) started the contest, but was forced to leave five minutes into the game due to an injury. Sophomore Annie Thompkins (Houston, Texas/The Kinkaid School) completed the final 55 minutes and registered four saves.

Bridgewater was paced offensively by sophomore Nell Bodani and freshman Jennie Preto who each tallied two goals, while senior Sarah Wyant dished out two assists. Sophomore Kristi Martin recorded 13 saves in the net.

The Generals will be out of action until April 13 when they travel to Randolph-Macon for a 3:00 pm game.

SCORING
W&L GOALS: Kelly Taffe (5), Kitt Murphy (3), Lee Wheeler (3), Leslie Bogart (2), Courtenay Fisher (2), Emily Owens, Stephanie Haldy, Julie Carskadon
W&L ASSISTS: Leslie Bogart (3), Lee Wheeler, Maggie Speaksmaker
BC GOALS: Sarah Pritchett (2), Nell Bodani (2), Jennie Preto, Liz Pietrzyk
BC ASSISTS: Sarah Wyant (2)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 5:00, 0 GA, 0 saves
Annie Thompkins (W&L) 55:00, 6 GA, 4 saves
Kristi Martin (BC) 60:00, 18 GA, 13 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS DENISON, 18-8

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) tallied four goals and two assists to help lead the Generals to an 18-8 victory over Denison in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals grabbed the lead for good (3-2) at the 11:48 mark of the first half as Taffe scored her second goal of the contest off an assist from freshman midfielder Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's). W&L then outscored the Big Red, 5-2 over the remainder of the first half to claim an 8-4 halftime advantage. Junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) notched one goal and three assists during the run.

W&L would extend its halftime advantage to 12-4 at the 17:57 mark by scoring the first four goals of the second half. Taffe and senior defender Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) each registered a goal and an assist during that span. After a Denison tally made the score 12-5, the Generals rattled off three straight goals, including a pair of tallies by sophomore attacker Stephanie Haldy (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin) to assume a 15-5 lead.

In addition to Taffe's offensive output, Bogart added two goals and three assists, while sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) chipped in with three goals and one assist. Carskadon notched two goals and one assist and Haldy added a pair of scores. Sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) registered nine saves between the pipes.

For Denison, senior attacker Bridget Curley (Summitt, N.J./Summitt) recorded four goals. Junior goalkeeper Abbe Stewart (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) stopped 10 shots.

The victory improved W&L to 5-3 overall, while Denison slipped to 1-4.

The Generals return to action when they travel to Bridgewater on Wednesday for a 4:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L: Leslie Bogart (2 goals, 3 assists), Kelly Taffe (4 goals, 2 assists), Kitt Murphy (2 goals), Lee Wheeler (3 goals, 1 assist), Julie Carskadon (2 goals, 1 assist), Natalya Hoobchaak (1 goal, 1 assist), Laura Wilson (1 goal), Stephanie Haldy (2 goals), Emily Barker (1 goal), Erin Rathbone (2 assists), Maggie Speasmaker (1 assist)

DEN: Bridget Curley (4 goals), Leslie Masterpaul (1 goal), Lea Disston (1 goal), Meg Myers (1 goal), Liz Robinson (1 goal)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L), 60:00, 8 GA, 9 saves
Abbe Stewart (DEN), 60:00, 18 GA, 10 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE KNOCKS OFF LYNCHBURG, 10-7

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Ten different Washington and Lee players scored to help lead the Generals to a 10-7 victory over Lynchburg in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

In a rematch of last year's ODAC Championship game, the Hornets assumed a 2-0 lead six minutes into the contest on goals by sophomore attacker Judy Garger (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) and junior attacker Linda Jack (Riva, Md./South River). Jack also assisted on Garger's goal.

The Generals (4-3, 3-0) would respond with six unanswered goals to end the first half with a 6-2 advantage. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and senior midfielders Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) and Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) each tallied goals on free possession shots during the run.

Lynchburg (5-2, 3-1) sophomore attacker Beth Bicker (Centennial, Co./Arapahoe) tallied a goal at the 28:53 mark of the second half to cut the W&L lead to 6-3. However, W&L freshman midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) scored at the 22:35 mark off an assist from Owens and freshman midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) notched a tally with 13:27 left off an assist from junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) to give the Generals an 8-3 lead.

W&L sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) was sensational between the pipes as she made 16 saves. Lynchburg senior Jen McHugh (Bel Air, Md./Milton Wright) notched 13 saves.

Bogart finished the game with one goal and three assists, while Wheeler and Owens added one goal and one assist each. Jack led the Hornets with two goals and one assist. Freshman attacker Ali Ballantyne (Summitt, N.J./Summitt) and junior midfielder Kim Habicht (Baltimore, Md./Parkville) chipped in one goal and one assist.

W&L returns to action when it hosts non-conference foe Denison at 1:00 pm Saturday afternoon.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L: Leslie Bogart (1 goal, 3 assists), Kelly Taffe (1 goal), Kitt Murphy (1 goal, 1 assist), Emily Owens (1 goal, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (1 goal, 1 assist), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal) Kristen Brown (1 goal), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Erin Rathbone (1 goal), Maggie Speasmaker (1 goal)

LC: Linda Jack (2 goals, 1 assist), Kate Habicht (1 goal, 1 assist), Kim Hamblen (2 goal), Judy Garger (1 goal), Ali Ballantyne (1 goal, 1 assist)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 16 saves
Jen McHugh (LC), 60:00, 10 GA, 13 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO MARY WASHINGTON, 14-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Mary Washington jumped out to an 8-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 14-3 win over Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Eagles (3-2), ranked 12th nationally, were led by junior attacker Pam Kramer (Arlington, Va./Georgetown Visitation), who tallied two goals and four assists. Junior midfielder Kami McNinch (Stevensville, Md./Queen Anne's) recorded three goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Briana Gervat (Northport, N.Y./Northport) added two goals. Sophomore Tricia Marino (Ventnor, N.J./Lawrenceville) logged all 60 minutes in goal, recording 10 saves.

Washington and Lee (3-3), ranked 15th nationally, was led by freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) and senior midfielders Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) and Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest), who each scored one goal. Sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made four saves in goal for the Generals.

W&L will be in action again on Wednesday as it hosts Lynchburg for a 4:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L - Kitt Murphy (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 goal), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal).

MWC - Pam Kramer (2 goals, 4 assists), Kami McNinch (3 goals, 1 assist), Briana Gervat (2 goals), Jessica Goon (2 goals), Kate Clute (1 goal, 1 assist), Emily Nagel (1 goal), Melissa Block (1 goal), Erica Larsen (1 goal), Britt Gottlieb (1 goal).

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 14 GA, 4 saves
Tricia Marino (MWC) 60:00, 3 GA, 10 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS AT FRANKLIN & MARSHALL, 13-8

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin and Marshall freshman midfielder Alexis O'Meara and junior midfielder Lauren Paul tallied four goals apiece to lead the 15th-ranked Diplomats to a 13-8 victory over 13th-ranked Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

F&M (3-1) assumed a 4-0 lead just nine minutes into the contest as Paul netted two goals, while O'Meara and junior attacker Laura Fine each registered one.

The Generals (3-2) responded with back-to-back goals by sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and senior defender Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) to bring W&L within two goals at 4-2 with 11:32 to play in the first half. However F&M freshman midfielder Allison O'Meara notched a pair of goals to close out the half, while W&L junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) tallied one as the Diplomats claimed a 6-3 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Alexis O'Meara extended the Diplomat lead to 7-3 with a goal just one minute into action. Taffe responded with her second goal of the game at the 21:07 mark to cut the W&L deficit back to three goals at 7-4.

However, that would be as close as the Generals would get as Franklin & Marshall ripped off six straight goals over a six-and-a-half minute span to assume a 13-4 advantage with 9:03 to play.

The Generals rounded out the scoring with two goals from sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and single tallies from Bogart and freshman midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) over the final five minutes.

W&L sophomore Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded 10 saves, while F&M senior Madhavi Rao tallied eight saves.

The Generals return to action when they host Mary Washington for a 2:00 pm contest next Saturday afternoon.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L GOALS: Kelly Taffe (2), Lee Wheeler (2), Leslie Bogart (2), Julie Carskadon, Kristen Brown
W&L ASSISTS: None
F&M GOALS: Lauren Paul (4), Alexis O'Meara (4), Danielle Jones (2), Allison O'Meara (2), Laura Fine (1)
F&M ASSISTS: Brynn Jackowski (2), Lauren Paul (2), Laura Fine, Allison O'Meara, Cynthia DaCosta

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 13 GA, 10 saves
Madhavi Rao (F&M) 60:00, 8 GA, 8 saves


LESLIE BOGART BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD FOR CAREER ASSISTS
IN AN 8-7 VICTORY OVER NAZARETH

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) tallied one goal and four assists as the Generals rallied from a 4-1 halftime deficit to defeat Nazareth, 8-7, in women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields. With her four assists, Bogart moved ahead of Erika Snyder '97 to become the all-time assist leader in W&L history. She now claims 65 career helpers.

The Golden Flyers (1-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead midway through the first half before Bogart put the Generals on the board with her third goal of the season off an assist from senior defender Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) with 7:01 to play. Nazareth senior midfielder Ellen Fanning (Geneva, N.Y./DeSales) extended the Golden Flyers lead to 4-1 with a tally at the 4:50 mark.

W&L cut its deficit to 4-3 four minutes into the second half as Bogart assisted on goals by senior midfielder Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) and freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines). However, Nazareth responded as junior defender Teresa Zappia (Newark, N.Y./Newark) scored at the 20:32 mark and junior midfielder Lorra Podsiadlo (Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan) added a tally with 19:09 to play to put the Golden Flyers ahead, 6-3.

The Generals (3-1) responded with five unanswered goals over the next 12 minutes of play. Freshman midfielder Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's) netted W&L's final two goals, including an empty-net free possession shot on goal with 4:11 to play to provide the Generals with an 8-6 lead.

Nazareth sophomore midfielder Shawna Kabot (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) tallied a goal with 54 seconds remaining, however, W&L won the ensuing faceoff and ran out the clock to preserve its comback victory.

W&L sophomore goalkeeper Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) registered 11 saves, while Nazareth senior Teryn Wineberg (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) recorded 10. W&L outshot the Golden Flyers, 26-18, and collected 25 ground balls compared to 10 for Nazareth.

The Generals return to action when they travel to Franklin & Marshall for an 11:00 am game on Saturday.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L GOALS: Maggie Speasmaker (2), Kitt Murphy (2), Leslie Bogart, Emily Owens, Lee Wheeler, Julie Carskadon
W&L ASSISTS: Leslie Bogart (4), Julie Carskadon (1), Lee Wheeler (1)
NC GOALS: Shawna Kabot (3), Jaclyn Lombard, Ellen Fanning, Lorra Podsiadlo, Stephanie Smolos
NC ASSISTS: Allison Roberts (2), Jaclyn Lombard, Erin Delos, Stephanie Smolos

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L), 60:00, 7 GA, 11 saves
Teryn Wineberg (NC), 60:00, 8 GA, 10 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS GUILFORD, 22-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 13th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team tallied 16 first half goals and held Guilford without a shot for the entire game in cruising to a 22-0 victory on the Liberty Hall Fields on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (2-1, 2-0 ODAC) assumed an 8-0 lead midway through the first half as senior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) and sophomore midfielders Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Maur) and Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) each registered two goals apiece. Junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) tallied five assists on the Generals first eight goals. Bogart also scored W&L's fifth goal of the game.

W&L scored eight more goals in the final 12 minutes of the first half as freshman midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) tallied two goals. Sophomore midfielder Tate Hoeffel (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) added one goal and two assists during the span.

The Generals, who recorded their fifth shutout in school history, tacked on six goals in the second half as six different players scored.

Wheeler finished the game with four goals, while Taffe recorded four goals and one assist. Hoeffel chipped in with a goal and three assists, Bogart added a goal and five assists, while Owens, Rathbone and senior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) added two goals apiece. Junior attacker Laura Wilson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) added one goal and two assists.

Guilford (0-5, 0-2 ODAC) freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Kennedy (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) made 13 saves.

The Generals return to action when they host Nazareth at 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L GOALS: Lee Wheeler (4), Kelly Taffe (4), Emily Owens (2), Courtenay Fisher (2), Laura Wilson, Erin Rathbone (2), Leslie Bogart, Tate Hoeffel, Kristen Brown, Julie Carskadon, Maggie Speasmaker, Emily Barker, Natalya Hoobchaak

W&L ASSISTS: Leslie Bogart (5), Tate Hoeffel (3), Laura Wilson (2), Kelly Taffe, Annie Rochfort

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L), 60:00 0 GA, 0 saves
Lindsey Kennedy (GC), 60:00, 22 GA, 13 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS AT ST. MARY'S (MD), 9-5

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.. -- Thirteenth-ranked St. Mary's (Md.) sophomore midfielder Carol Schmoeller (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) tallied four goals to help lead the Seahawks to a 9-5 victory over 14th-ranked Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The Seahawks (2-0) assumed a 3-0 lead with 14:07 remaining in the first half as Schmoeller scored a pair of goals and sophomore midfielder Meg McFall (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) notched one goal. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) cut the W&L deficit to 3-1 with 10:57 left in the first half as she tallied her sixth goal of the season. However, the Seahawks made it a three-goal game just 37 seconds later as freshman midfielder Sarah Sloane (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) tallied her fourth goal of the season.

St. Mary's extended its lead to 5-1 as Schmoeller tallied her third goal of the half with 4:56 to play. W&L again cut its deficit to two goals (5-3) on goals from sophomore midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and senior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal). However, Schmoeller registered her fourth goal of the first half with 34 seconds remaining to give the Seahawks a 6-3 lead at the break.

The Seahawks gained a 7-3 lead with 15:46 left in the game on a tally from senior midfielder Kathy Holmes (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air). The Generals once again cut the lead to three goals (7-4) on a score from senior defender Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown). However, Seahawk sophomore midfielder Stacy Mann (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) tallied two goals in a three-minute span to seal victory. W&L freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) notched the Generals final goal of the game off an assist from junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) with 7:25 to play.

W&L (1-1) sophomore goalkeeper Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded 13 saves in the net, while Seahawk sophomore Jen Chumley (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) tallied seven saves.

The Generals return to action when they host Guilford for a 12:00 pm game next Saturday.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L - Kelly Taffe (1 goal), Kitt Murphy (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 goal), Lee Wheeler (1 goal), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Leslie Bogart (1 assist)

SMC - Carol Schmoeller (4 goals), Stacy Mann (2 goals, 1 assist), Sarah Sloane (1 goal, 1 assist), Meg McFall (1 goal), Kathy Holmes (1 goal)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L), 60:00, 9 GA, 13 saves
Jen Chumley (SMC), 60:00, 5 GA, 7 saves


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS SWEET BRIAR, 23-5, IN SEASON OPENER

 

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee sophomore midfielders Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) combined for nine goals and five assists to lead the Generals to a 23-5 victory over Sweet Briar in women's lacrosse action on the Liberty Hall Fields on Wednesday afternoon.

The 14th-ranked Generals (1-0, 1-0) assumed a 5-0 lead just four minutes into the contest before the Vixens scored with 25:57 remaining.

From that point on, W&L scored eight unanswered goals to take a 13-1 lead with 14:40 left in the first half. Taffe tallied four of her goals during that span, while Wheeler notched two of her four.

After a Sweet Briar goal with 11:43 to play in the first half, the Generals concluded the half with a pair of goals to assume a 15-2 lead at halftime.

Freshman midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) and freshman attacker Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) each scored two goals in the second half to pace the Generals. Sophomore midfielder Tate Hoeffel (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) and freshman midfielder Kitt Murphy (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) both tallied one goal apiece in the second half.

Junior attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) finished the game with one goal and three assists, while senior defender Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) recorded two goals and two assists.

For Sweet Briar (0-1, 0-1), sophomore attacker Anne Benham (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) registered four goals.

The Generals return to action when they travel to St. Mary's (Md.) for a 12:00 pm game on Saturday.

-- GENERALS --

SCORING
W&L - Kelly Taffe (5 goals, 2 assists), Leslie Bogart (1 goal, 4 assists), Stephanie Haldy (1 goal, 1 assist), Emily Owens (2 goals, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (4 goals, 3 assists), Julie Carskadon (2 goals, 2 assists), Kristen Brown (1 goal), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal), Kitt Murphy (1 goal), Natalya Hoobchaak (2 goals, 1 assist), Liz Burton (1 assist), Erin Rathbone (2 goals), Tate Hoeffel (1 goal), Annie Rochfort (1 assist), Maggie Speasmaker (1 assist)

SBC - Anne Benham (4 goals), Ginger Tripp (1 goal), Kylene Smith (1 assist)

GOALKEEPERS
Joanna Perini (W&L), 30:00, 2 GA, 0 saves
Annie Thompkins (W&L), 30:00, 3 GA, 2 saves
Jackie Devine (SBC), 60:00, 23 GA, 4 saves