BULLETS GUN DOWN GENERALS, 13-8, IN NCAA WOMEN'S LAX TOURNEY

SALISBURY, Md. -- Fifth-ranked Gettysburg College broke a 1-1 tie early in the game with three goals in a span of 51 seconds en route to a 10-3 halftime lead in defeating 11th-ranked Washington and Lee, 13-8, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament at Salisbury University.

The Generals climbed to within 4-2 on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) with 8:15 remaining in the first half, but the Bullets went on to score the next five goals in taking the commanding halftime lead.

W&L was led by senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), who totaled three goals and one assist, to improve her school-record scoring totals to 182 goals and 238 points. Senior attacker Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) added one goal and one assist, while senior goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) notched 10 saves.

Gettysburg (18-2) was paced by senior attacker Julika Blankenship's two goals and three assists. Junior midfielder Katie Lowe posted two goals and one assist, and junior midfielder Cassidy Zappacosta added one goal and two helpers. Senior Liz Borucki recorded five saves in goal.

With the loss, W&L's season ends with a school-record 15 victories against just four defeats. Gettysburg will take on Salisbury in the National Quarterfinals on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe 3, Kristen Brown, Kate Lester 1, Kitt Murphy 1, Amanda Strickler 1, Lee Wheeler 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Erin Rathbone 1, Kelly Taffe 1, Lee Wheeler 1
GC GOALS - Julika Blakenship 2, Kathy Delauney 2, Amy Farrell 2, Katie Lowe 2, Ellie Shihadeh 2, Jenn Kelly 1, Dawn Mennen 1, Cassidy Zappacosta 1.
GC ASSISTS - Julika Blakenship 3, Cassidy Zappacosta 2, Jenn Kelly 1, Katie Lowe 1.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00 13 GA, 10 Saves
Liz Borucki (GC) 60:00, 8 GA, 5 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE EDGES VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 11-9, IN ODAC TITLE GAME

LEXINGTON, Va. – Tenth-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee claimed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title for the second year in a row as the Generals edged second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 11-9, in the championship game on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Lacrosse Stadium.

The Generals (15-3) held a 7-5 lead at halftime and pushed that lead to 8-5 with a goal from senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) with 25:54 remaining. The Marlins (15-3) answered with a goal at the 17:54 mark from senior attacker Anne Marie Nash (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) to make it 8-6, but W&L quickly regained a three-goal lead (9-6) when senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) sank a goal off an assist by sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) with 17:21 remaining.

The Marlins pulled back to within 9-7 at the 14:38 mark with a tally from senior midfielder Summer Foster (Annandale, Va./Annandale), but W&L again pushed it's lead to three when sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) scored unassisted at 10:22 to make it 10-7.

In the waning minutes of the game, Virginia Wesleyan made one last attempt to even the score with back-to-back goals with 3:53 and 2:48 remaining to pull within 10-9, but the Generals maintained control of the ball for the remainder of the contest while adding an insurance goal from freshman midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) with 22 seconds remaining in the game.

Strickler led W&L with four goals, while Taffe and Lobisser each scored three goals. Wheeler rounded out the Generals' goal scorers with a lone tally, while Lester and junior midfielder Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) each recorded one assist. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) played all 60 minutes in the W&L net, making 12 saves.

Nash led the Marlins with four goals and three assists. Foster scored two goals with one assist and sophomore attacker Laura Wallace (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) added one goal and two assists. Senior Margie Baker (Chesapeake, Va./Hickory) made 11 stops in the Virginia Wesleyan net.

The Generals return to action in the NCAA Division III Tournament at a site, time and date yet to be determined, against an opponent yet to be determined.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Amanda Strickler (4), Kelly Taffe (3), Mallory Lobisser (3), Lee Wheeler (1).
W&L ASSISTS: Kate Lester (1), Maggie Speasmaker (1).
VWC GOALS: Anne Marie Nash (4), Summer Foster (2), Laura Wallace (1), Brittney Gricius (1), Chrissy Clancy (1).
VWC ASSISTS: Ann Marie Nash (3), Laura Wallace (2), Megan Parris (2), Summer Foster (1).

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00 9 GA, 12 Saves
Margie Baker (VWC) 60:00 11 GA, 11 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE BESTS RANDOLPH-MACON, 14-3, IN ODAC SEMIFINALS

LEXINGTON, Va. – Tenth-ranked and top-seeded Washington and Lee avenged its April 10 loss to Randolph-Macon on Saturday, downing the Yellow Jackets, 14-3, in the ODAC women's lacrosse tournament semifinals at the W&L Lacrosse Stadium.

The Generals (14-3) took a 9-0 lead into halftime and pushed their lead to 10 goals with the first tally of the second half before Randolph-Macon finally got on the scoreboard with back-to-back goals with 26:33 and 23:41 remaining in the game. Washington and Lee answered by outscoring the Yellow Jackets 4-1 in the remainder of the contest for the 11-goal win.

For the second game in a row, senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) rewrote the W&L record books. Taffe notched a game-high five goals and added one assist to become the Generals' all-time leader for points in a career with 231, surpassing Leslie Bogart (2000-03) and Lisa Dowling (1990-93).

Sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored two goals and added one assist, while senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) rounded out the multiple-goal scorers with a pair. Sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and freshman midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) both scored one goal and added one assist. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) seven saves in the Generals' goal.

For the Yellow Jackets, junior midfielder Catie Proulx (Concord, N.H./Concord), junior attacker Kelly Jaeger (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) and freshman midfielder Traci Phipps (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) all scored a goal while senior Ashley Seal (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) made 12 saves in goal.

The Generals return to action on Sunday when they host second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Championship game. That contest begins at 2:00 p.m.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Kelly Taffe (5), Lee Wheeler (2), Kate Lester (2), Amanda Strickler (1), Maggie Megear (1), Louisa Feve (1), Mallory Lobisser (1), Avery Lovejoy (1).
W&L ASSISTS: Amanda Strickler (1), Kelly Taffe (1), Kate Lester (1), Maggie Megear (1).
R-MC GOALS: Catie Proulx (1), Kelly Jaeger (1), Traci Phipps (1).
R-MC ASSISTS: Liz Lombardo (1).

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00 3 GA, 7 Saves
Ashley Seal (R-MC) 60:00 14 GA, 12 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS BRIDGEWATER, 20-1, IN ODAC QUARTERFINALS

LEXINGTON, Va. – Top-seeded Washington and Lee scored 17 straight goals, including 10 in the first 19:17 to secure the running clock, as the Generals posted a 20-1 victory over eighth-seeded Bridgewater in the first round of the ODAC Tournament on Wednesday at the W&L Lacrosse Stadium.

Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) high-lighted the afternoon for W&L (13-3), scoring a pair of goals to surpass Lisa Dowling (1990-93) for the most career goals by a General with 171. Taffe also finished second on the day with three assists.

Senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and freshman midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) both scored three goals with one assist, while freshman attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) tallied a game-high six points on two goals and four assists. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and freshman Laura Hornbuckle (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) both saw action in the Generals' goal, with Hornbuckle picking up one ground ball.

Freshman attacker Gillian Walsh (Nantucket, Mass./Nantucket) scored the lone goal for Bridgewater (1-11), while senior Kristi Martin (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) made eight saves in the Eagles' net.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host the ODAC Semifinals against fourth-seeded Randolph-Macon. That game starts at 12:30 p.m.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Lee Wheeler (3), Kelly Evans (3), Kelly Taffe (2), Avery Lovejoy (2), Amanda Strickler (1), Kitt Murphy (1), Kate Lester (1), Sara Jurkowsky (1), Rachel Wallick (1), Maggie Speasmaker (1), Andie Ward (1), Maggie Megear (1), Mallory Lobisser (1), Caroline Simonson (1).
W&L ASSISTS: Avery Lovejoy (4), Kelly Taffe (3), Amanda Strickler (1), Lee Wheeler (1), Kate Lester (1), Kelly Evans (1), Karina Schless (1), Caroline Simonson (1).
HU GOALS: Gillian Walsh (1).
HU ASSISTS: None.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 26:00 0 GA, 0 Saves
Laura Hornbuckle (W&L) 34:00 2 GA, 0 Saves
Kristi Martin (BC) 60:00 20 GA, 8 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS ROANOKE, 12-6

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Tenth-ranked Washington and Lee claimed the top seed for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament with a 12-6 win over Roanoke on Friday afternoon at the W&L Lacrosse Stadium. The Generals finish the regular season with a 7-1 conference mark, while the Maroons conclude the regular season with a 6-2 ODAC record.

The Generals (12-3 overall) couldn't shake Roanoke for most of the opening half before breaking a 3-3 tie with a pair of goals in the final 45 seconds of the first half. Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored on a free-position shot with 45 seconds left, then found the net again off an assist from senior attacker Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) with four seconds remaining.

W&L scored the first goal of the second period as sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored unassisted at the 20:49 mark to give the Generals a 6-3 lead. After the teams traded goals over the next two minutes, the Maroons scored a pair of goals to pull within 7-6 with 12:53 remaining. However, W&L scored the final five goals of the game, including two by Taffe, for the six-goal margin.

Taffe led the Generals with four goals and two assists. Wheeler notched three goals and one assist, while Lester found the net three times. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) notched 14 saves in goal.

Roanoke (8-5 overall) was led by senior midfielder Carrie Smith (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello), who scored a goal and assisted on another. Sophomore goalie Danielle Serratore (Conshohocken, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) kept the Generals at bay for most of the afternoon, recording 19 saves.

Washington and Lee will host eighth-seeded Bridgewater on Wednesday in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament. The game time is yet to be determined.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe 4, Kate Lester 3, Lee Wheeler 3, Louisa Feve 1, Erin Rathbone 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Taffe 2, Maggie Megear 1, Lee Wheeler 1.
RC GOALS - Cantey Bailey 1, Meaghan Cromwell 1, Emily Hearn 1, Rachel Hutchinson 1, Mary Stewart Malone 1, Carrie Smith 1.
RC ASSISTS - Carrie Smith 1.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 6 GA, 14 Saves
Danielle Serratore (RC) 60:00, 12 GA, 19 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS HOLLINS, 22-1

ROANOKE, Va. – Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored a game-high four goals and junior attacker Annie Rochfort (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) led all point scorers with one goal and a game-high six assists as tenth-ranked Washington and Lee defeated Hollins, 22-1, in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon in Roanoke, Va.

Taffe opened up the day's scoring just 30 seconds into the game with an unassisted goal at 29:30 and scored two of the next four W&L (11-3, 6-1) goals in helping the Generals cruise to a 15-1 halftime advantage.

Nine different W&L players recorded multiple points on the day, including two goals and an assist from freshman attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich), a goal and two assists from senior attacker Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and sophomore defender Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), and three assists from sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County).

Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and freshman Laura Hornbuckle (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) both saw action in the Generals' goal, with Perini posting two stops.

Amy Fitzwater scored the lone goal for Hollins (0-8, 0-7), while Emily Daniels made 11 saves in goal for the home team.

The Generals return to action on Friday when they wrap up the regular season with a home game against Roanoke at 4:00 p.m.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Kelly Taffe (4), Kate Lester (2), Erin Rathbone (2), Avery Lovejoy (2), Kristen Brown (1), Lee Wheeler (1), Sara Jurkowsky (1), Rachel Wallick (1), Kelly Evans (1), Karina Schless (1), Louisa Feve (1), Annie Rochfort (1), Lane Earnest (1), Lindsay Lecky (1), Elizabeth Falco (1), Mallory Lobisser (1).
W&L ASSISTS: Annie Rochfort (6), Amanda Strickler (3), Lee Wheeler (2), Louisa Feve (2), Kitt Murphy (1), Maggie Megear (1), Avery Lovejoy (1), Kristen Brown (1).
HU GOALS: Amy Fitzwater (1).
HU ASSISTS: None.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 17:35 1 GA 2 Saves
Laura Hornbuckle (W&L) 42:25 0 GA 0 Saves
Emily Daniels (HU) 60:00 22 GA 11 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO RANDOLPH-MACON, 7-6

ASHLAND, Va. – Liz Lombardo scored a free position goal with 10:19 remaining in the game as Randolph-Macon upset sixth-ranked Washington and Lee, 7-6, in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Ashland Virginia.

The Generals (10-3, 5-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead as senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored a free position goal at 21:51 and sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored off an assist by sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) at 20:34, but the Yellow Jackets (5-9, 3-2) outscored W&L, 4-0, in the remainder of the half for the mid-game lead.

Junior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and Strickler each tallied an unassisted goal in the opening minutes of the second half to tie the score at 4-4, but Kelly Jaeger scored back-to-back goals at 21:10 and 18:14 to push the home-team lead to 6-4.

Washington and Lee answered at 17:46 as sophomore midfielder Rachel Wallick (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep) scored off an assist by Strickler, and junior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) locked the score for the second time on the day with a goal at 16:51, before Lombardo's tally earned Randolph-Macon the victory.

Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made 12 stops in the W&L goal, while Ashley Seal made three saves in the Yellow Jackets' goal.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Hollins for a 4:30 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS: Amanda Strickler (1), Kelly Taffe (1), Kate Lester (1), Erin Rathbone (1), Rachel Wallick (1), Kristen Brown (1).
W&L ASSISTS: Amanda Strickler (2).
R-MC GOALS: Kelly Jaeger (3), Liz Lombardo (2), Catie Prouix (1), Traci Phipps (1).
R-MC ASSISTS: Catie Prouix (1), Lizzy Spero (1).

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 12 Saves
Ashley Seal (R-MC) 60:00, 6 GA, 3 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE POSTS OVERTIME VICTORY OVER WILLIAMS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) scored off an assist by senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) with 2:06 remaining in overtime to lift eighth-ranked Washington and Lee to a 14-13 win over seventh-ranked Williams in women's lacrosse action on Tuesday.

The Generals (10-2) trailed 8-4 with 5:07 remaining in the first half, but scored six of the game's next seven goals over a span of 12:30 to assume a 10-9 lead with 21:07 remaining in regulation The Ephs (2-2) then scored two goals in a total of 47 seconds to go back on top 11-10 with 17:18 remaining and the two teams traded the lead until W&L sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) tied the game at 13-13 with 3:11 remaining with a goal assisted by senior attacker Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), setting up Rathbone's game-winner.

W&L was led offensively by Taffe, who totaled four goals and one assist. Wheeler tallied two goals and two assists, while Lester, Rathbone and junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) each scored two goals. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) notched eight saves in goal, including one at point-blank range with just seconds left in regulation.

Williams was led by freshman midfielder Kaylan Tildsley (Andover, Mass.), who posted three goals and six assists. Senior midfielder Molly Jennings (Greenwich, Conn.) compiled five goals and one assist. Sophomore Meghan Dwyer (Norwell, Mass.) and freshman Morgan Anderson (Swarthmore, Pa.) both played in goal for the Ephs, combining for 10 saves. Anderson played the final 27:07 of the game between the pipes to pick up the loss.

Williams held a slight 33-31 edge in shots and controlled the ground balls (42-33) and draw controls (18-13).

W&L returns to action on April 10 as it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 2:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe 4, Kate Lester 2, Kitt Murphy 2, Erin Rathbone 2, Lee Wheeler 2, Amanda Strickler 1, Rachel Wallick 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Lee Wheeler 2, Amanda Strickler 1, Kelly Taffe 1.
WC GOALS - Molly Jennings 5, Kaylan Tildsley 3, Rachel Barr 2, Crista Petrelli 2, Amy Wicker 1.
WC ASSISTS - Kaylan Tildsley 6, Stephanie Downs 1, Molly Jennings 1, Tori Scott 1.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 66:00, 13 GA, 8 Saves
Morgan Anderson (WC) 27:07, 4 GA, 2 Saves
Meghan Dwyer (WC) 38:53, 10 GA, 8 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS CATHOLIC, 18-7

LEXINGTON, Va. – The tenth-ranked Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team outscored Catholic, 10-0, in the second half as the Generals defeated the Cardinals, 18-7, in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

W&L (9-2) rushed out to a 6-2 lead in the opening 13:34 of the contest, but saw Catholic (5-4) battle back with a 5-1 run that tied the game at 7-7 with 3:55 remaining in the first half. The Generals took a narrow 8-7 lead into the mid-game break as senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) scored with 3:18 remaining before halftime.

Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) led all scorers with five goals, while junior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) scored four goals with one assist and sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) scored three goals and dished out two assists. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made nine stops in the W&L goal.

Senior attacker Ali Jarden (Spring Lake, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) led the Cardinals with four goals and one assist, while junior attacker Marisa Schaffer (Ft. Washington, Pa./Mt. St. Joseph Academy) and freshman midfielder Courtney Murray (Langhorne, Pa./Villa Joseph Maria) each scored one goal and dished out one assist. Junior Sarah McGrath (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) made 12 saves in the Catholic goal.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they host sixth-ranked Williams for a 4:00 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe (5), Kitt Murphy (4), Amanda Strickler (3), Maggie Megear (2), Lee Wheeler (2), Mallory Lobisser (1), Avery Lovejoy (1).
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler (2), Kitt Murphy (1), Lee Wheeler (1), Mallory Lobisser (1), Maggie Speasmaker (1).
CUA GOALS - Ali Jarden (4), Monica Manco (1), Marissa Schaffer (1), Courtney Murray (1).
CUA ASSISTS - Ali Jarden (1), Marisa Schaffer (1), Courtney Murray (1).

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 9 Saves
Sarah McGrath (CUA) 60:00 18 GA, 12 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE GROUNDS THE EAGLES, 19-1

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- Nine different Generals scored two or more goals as Washington and Lee defeated Bridgewater, 19-1, in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals (8-2, 5-0) assumed a 10-0 lead at the break and were never threatened by the Eagles (1-6, 1-4).

W&L was paced offensively by sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), who tallied two goals and two assists. Freshman attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) tallied a team-high three goals, while senior attacker Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) and sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) both notched two goals and an assist. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and freshman Laura Hornbuckle (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) split time in goal, combining for four saves.

Bridgewater was led by Nell Bodani's goal. Kristi Martin played all 60 minutes in goal, notching 17 saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Catholic for a 2:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Avery Lovejoy 3, Lane Earnest 2, Kelly Evans 2, Kate Lester 2, Maggie Megear 2, Caroline Simonson 2, Amanda Strickler 2, Kelly Taffe 2, Lee Wheeler 2.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 2, Kate Lester 1, Annie Rochfort 1, Lee Wheeler 1.
BC GOALS - Nell Bodani 1.
BC ASSISTS - None.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 30:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves
Laura Hornbuckle (W&L) 30:00 1 GA, 1 Save
Kristi Martin (BC) 60:00 19 GA, 17 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS COLBY, 14-5

RICHMOND, Va. – The tenth-ranked Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team used a 7-1 advantage in the first half as the Generals defeated 12th-ranked Colby, 14-5, in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon at the University of Richmond.

Following halftime, the Mules (0-2) scored four of the next five goals to pull within 8-5 of the Generals (7-2) with 16:29 left to play.  Washington and Lee reaffirmed its control of the game, however, and scored seven straight goals to end the afternoon’s scoring.

Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) led all scorers with four goals, while senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) scored three goals and dished out one assist. Freshman midfielders Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) each scored two goals. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made 16 saves in the W&L goal.

Junior attacker Julia Benedict (Dover, Mass./Miss Porter's School) and freshman midfielder Courtney Drake (Falmouth, Maine/Wayneflete School) each scored a goal and dished out an assist for Colby, while freshman Catharine O'Brien (Reading, Vt./Hotchkiss School) made 12 saves in the Mules' goal.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Bridgewater for a 3:00 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe (4), Lee Wheeler (3), Mallory Lobisser (2), Kelly Evans (2), Maggie Megear (1), Kate Lester (1), Avery Lovejoy (1).
W&L ASSISTS - Maggie Megear (2), Lee Wheeler (1), Karina Schless (1).
CC GOALS - Cara Dionisi (1), Emma Miller (1), Elizabeth Ghilardi (1), Courtney Drake (1), Julia Benedict (1).
CC ASSISTS - Courtney Drake (1), Julia Benedict (1).

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 5 GA, 16 Save
Catharine O'Brien (CC) 60:00, 14 GA, 12 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO MARY WASHINGTON, 7-6

LEXINGTON, Va. – Eighth-ranked Mary Washington used a 5-3 half time advantage to outlast 10th-ranked Washington and Lee, 7-6, in non-conference women's lacrosse on Saturday afternoon.

Following the mid-game break, the Generals (6-2) were first to find the net as senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) scored her second goal of the game off an assist by senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) at 26:58 to make it 5-4 in MWC's favor.

The Eagles (4-2) responded at 19:19 when freshman midfielder Jackie Rose (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) found the net for her third goal of the day, this time off an assist by junior attacker Britt Gottlieb (Middlebury, Vt./Phillips Academy) to give MWC a 6-4 lead.

The Generals countered with a free position goal by freshman midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) at 18:51, but freshman midfielder Stephanie Hearn (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) pushed the Eagles' lead back to 7-5 with a goal at 10:01.

Taffe converted an assist by Wheeler to pull W&L back within 7-6 with 1:06 remaining, but the Generals were unable to find the goal again.

Wheeler and Taffe both recorded two goals and an assist for W&L, while sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and Evans each added one goal in the loss. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded eight saves in goal for the Generals.

Rose led the Eagles with three goals, while Gottlieb scored two goals and dished out one assist. Sophomore Robyn Lankford (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) made 14 saves for MWC.

The Generals return to action on Sunday when they take on Colby at the University of Richmond. Game time is 12:00 p.m.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Lee Wheeler (2), Kelly Taffe (2), Amanda Strickler (1), Kelly Evans (1).
W&L ASSISTS - Lee Wheeler (1), Kelly Taffe (1)
MWC GOALS - Jackie Rose (3), Britt Gottlieb (2), Meaghan O'Leary (1), Stephanie Hearn (1)
MWC ASSISTS - Jessica Goon (3), Britt Gottlieb (1)

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 8 Save
Robyn Lankford (MWC) 60:00, 6 GA, 14 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS GUILFORD, 18-3

LEXINGTON, Pa. – Tenth-ranked Washington and Lee scored 16 first-half goals en route to an 18-3 victory over Guilford in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon.

The Generals (6-1, 4-0) scored 13 straight goals to open the contest in building a 16-1 advantage at halftime. Senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) led W&L with three goals and three assists, recording all six points in the game's opening 10:07. Sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) and freshman midfielder Lane Earnest (Preston, Md./Easton) also tallied three goals each.

Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), junior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) and freshman midfielder Karina Schless (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) each added two goals in the win. Freshman Laura Hornbuckle (Houston, Texas/St. John's) recorded one save in the Generals' goal for her first career win.

Junior attacker Sarah Routhier (North Yarmouth, Maine/Greeley) netted the hat-trick for the Quakers (1-3, 0-2), while freshman midfielder Kathryn Hyde (Pownal, Maine/Waynflete School) dished out three assists. Senior Brandi Rhoads (Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas) made 16 saves in the Guilford goal.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host eighth-ranked Mary Washington for a 1:30 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Lee Wheeler (3), Kate Lester (3), Lane Earnest (3), Kelly Taffe (2), Erin Rathbone (2), Karina Schless (2), Mallory Lobisser (1), Annie Rochfort (1), Caroline Simonson (1).
W&L ASSISTS - Lee Wheeler (3), Kelly Evans (2), Avery Lovejoy (2), Amanda Strickler (1), Kelly Taffe (1), Kristen Brown (1).
GC GOALS - Sarah Routhier (3)
GC ASSISTS - Kathryn Hyde (3)

GOALTENDING:
Laura Hornbuckle (W&L) 60:00, 3 GA, 1 Save
Brandi Rhoads (GC) 60:00, 18 GA, 16 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS FRANKLIN & MARSHALL, 10-9

LANCASTER, Pa. – Thirteenth-ranked Washington and Lee outscored 16th-ranked Franklin & Marshall, 6-2, in the final 26:34 to secure a 10-9 non-conference women's lacrosse victory on Saturday afternoon.

Trailing, 7-3, with 28:01 remaining in the game, the Generals (5-1) began their come-back as senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored off an assist by sophomore attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) at 26:34. Sophomore midfielders Rachel Wallick (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep) and Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) pulled W&L to within 7-6 of the Diplomats (1-2) with goals at 25:30 and 24:22 respectively, before a score by Alexis O'Meara at 19:37 pushed the F&M lead to 8-6.

Franklin and Marshall's tally wasn't enough to shift the momentum, however, as W&L saw two goals from Strickler, one goal from both Taffe and junior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) in the next 15:31, giving the visitors a 10-8 lead with 4:06 to play.

The Diplomats scored again at 1:45 with a goal from Kelly Cassels, but couldn't find the equalizing tally as time expired and gave W&L to come-back victory.

Strickler recorded three goals and one assist for the Generals, while senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded 15 saves in goal for the Generals.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they host Guilford for a 4:00 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Amanda Strickler 3, Kelly Taffe 2, Kate Lester 2, Lee Wheeler 1, Erin Rathbone 1,
Rachel Wallick 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Taffe 1, Lee Wheeler 1, Amanda Strickler 1.
F&M GOALS - Kelly Cassels 3, Alexis O'Meara 2, Kiki Foster 1, Allison O'Meara 1, Brenna Dolphin 1, Beverly Menghetti 1.
F&M ASSISTS - Alexis O'Meara 2, Brenna Dolphin 1, Eileen Keever 1.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 9 GA, 15 Saves
Kim Pleasants(F&M) 50:00, 7 GA, 3 Saves
Leslie Staines (F&M) 10:00, 3 GA, 2 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS SWEET BRIAR, 12-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored four goals and assisted on two others to lead 13th-ranked Washington and Lee to a 12-2 win over Sweet Briar in ODAC women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at the W&L Lacrosse Field.

Taffe scored the game’s first two goals and assisted on the third as W&L (4-1, 3-0) raced out to a 3-0 lead in the game’s first 10:10. The Vixens countered on a goal by senior midfielder Maria Kitchin (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) off an assist from senior attacker Anne Benham (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) with 13:22 remaining in the first half to make the score 3-1, but the Generals added five straight goals to enter the half with a commanding 8-1 lead.

Senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr), freshman midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) and freshman attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) each added one goal and one assist for the Generals. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and freshman Laura Hornbuckle (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) both played in goal, with Perini making two saves.

Sweet Briar (2-2, 0-1) was led by Benham’s one goal and one assist. Freshman Emily Fitzpatrick (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) made 13 saves in goal.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it travels to Franklin & Marshall for an 11:00 am contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe 4, Lane Earnest 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Avery Lovejoy 1, Maggie Megear 1, Karina Schless 1, Maggie Speasmaker 1, Amanda Strickler 1, Lee Wheeler 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Taffe 2, Kelly Evans 1, Louisa Feve 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Avery Lovejoy 1, Caroline Simonson 1, Lee Wheeler 1.
SBC GOALS - Anne Benham 1, Maria Kitchin 1.
SBC ASSISTS - Anne Benham 1.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 49:03, 2 GA, 2 Saves
Laura Hornbuckle (W&L) 10:57, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Emily Fitzpatrick (SBC) 60:00, 12 GA, 13 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 12-8


LEXINGTON, Va. – Thirteenth-ranked Washington and Lee picked up its second ODAC victory as the Generals defeated Virginia Wesleyan, 12-8, in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

Washington and Lee (3-1, 2-0) held a narrow, 6-5, advantage at halftime but outscored the Marlins (0-1, 0-1), 6-3, in the second half to earn the victory.

Senior midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) led the Generals with four goals and an assist, while sophomore midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) added four goals in the winning effort.

Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded eight saves in goal for the Generals.

Washington and Lee outshot Virginina Wesleyan, 27-26, while the Marlins held a 19-14 advantage in ground balls.

The Generals return to action on Wed. when they host Sweet Briar for an 4:00 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Lee Wheeler (4), Kate Lester (4), Kelly Taffe (1), Erin Rathbone (1), Amanda Strickler (1), Maggie Megear (1)
W&L ASSISTS - Lee Wheeler (1), Kelly Taffe (1)
VWC GOALS - Brittney Gricius (3), Anne Marie Nash (2), Laura Wallace (1), Megan Parris (1),
Summer Foster (1)
VWC ASSISTS - Anne Marie Nash (2), Laura Wallace (2)

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 8 GA, 8 Saves
Alicia Joynes (VWC) 60:00, 12 GA, 10 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS GREENSBORO, 18-6

LEXINGTON, Va. – Thirteenth-ranked Washington and Lee scored 13 goals in the first half en route to an 18-6 victory over Greensboro in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals (2-1) rattled off the first four goals of the game, but couldn't shake Greensboro (0-2) early on as the Pride answered with three straight trips to net, setting the score at 4-3 in W&L's favor with 19:01 to play in the first half.

Senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) pushed the Generals' lead to 6-3 with back-to-back goals, scoring at 16:31 and 15:15, but Greensboro answered at 10:20 with a goal from senior midfielder Leah Taylor (Westminster, Md./Westminster) to make it 6-4.

The Pride got no closer, however, as Taffe scored with 9:28 remaining in the first half to to spark eight-straight W&L goals that gave the Generals a 14-4 lead with 27:44 remaining in the game.

Taffe and freshman midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) led W&L with four goals each, while freshman attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) scored two goals and dished out a pair of assists.

Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded eight saves in goal for the Generals.

Senior midfielder Rebecca Beninghove (Westminster, Md./Westminster) led the Pride with two goals and two assists, while Taylor rounded out the scoring leaders with two goals.

Freshman goalie Kristen McGuire (Washington, Twp., N.J./Washington Twp.) made 17 saves in goal for Greensboro.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Virginia Wesleyan for a 3:00 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe (4), Kelly Evans (4), Lee Wheeler (2), Kate Lester (2), Avery Lovejoy (2), Amanda Strickler (1), Kristen Brown (1), Erin Rathbone (1), Maggie Megear (1).
W&L ASSISTS - Maggie Megear (2), Avery Lovejoy (2), Kristen Brown (1), Lee Wheeler (1), Mallory Lobisser (1).
GC GOALS - Leah Taylor (2), Rebecca Beninghove (2), Michele Barker (1), Tracy Weeks (1).
GC ASSISTS - Rebecca Beninghove (2)

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 6 GA, 8 Saves
Kristen McGuire (GC) 60:00, 18 GA, 17 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS AT ST. MARY'S, 11-2

SAINT MARY'S CITY, Md. – Allyson Sarigianis scored four goals and Jen Chumley made 13 saves to lead 10th-ranked St. Mary's (Md.) past ninth-ranked Washington and Lee, 11-2, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The Seahawks (1-0) scored seven unanswered goals in the first half and the first tally of the second half before senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) put the Generals (1-1) on the scoreboard with a free position goal at 41:41.

St. Mary's iced the win with three more goals, including two from Sarigianis, before W&L found the net again with a free position goal from freshman midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) at 58:13.
Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) recorded 11 saves in goal for the Generals.

The Seahawks outshot the Generals, 24-21, and held a narrow 7-6 advantage in draw controls. Both squads picked up 28 ground balls.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they host Greensboro for a 4:00 p.m. game.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Taffe 1, Kelly Evans 1
W&L ASSISTS - None
SMC GOALS - Allyson Sarigianis 4, Danielle Miller 2, Carol Schmoeller 2, Sarah Sloane 2, Kate Story 1
SMC ASSISTS - Sarah Sloane 2, Carol Schmoeller 1, Becca Christoffersen 1

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 60:00, 11 GA, 11 Saves
Jen Chumley (SMC) 56:47, 1 GA, 13 Saves
Mellissa Puzak (SMC) 3:13, 1 GA, 0 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS LYNCHBURG, 21-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Ninth-ranked Washington and Lee opened its 2004 season with a 21-2 win over Lynchburg in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at the W&L lacrosse stadium.

The Generals (1-0, 1-0) jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the game's first 10 minutes and never looked back in claiming the 19-goal victory.

W&L was led by senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and freshman midfielders Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside), who tallied three goals each. Junior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and freshman midfielder Lane Earnest (Preston, Md./Easton) each added two goals and one assist. Senior Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and freshman Laura Hornbuckle (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) each played in goal for the Generals, combining for seven saves.

Lynchburg (0-1, 0-1) was led by junior midfielder Kim Hamblen (Vienna, Va./James Madison) and junior attacker Rachel Bauer (Clifton, Va./Centreville), who each scored one goal. Freshman defender Hayley Engster (Salisbury, Md./James M. Bennett) assisted on Hamblen's tally. Freshman Ji-Young Eun (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) played all 60 minutes in goal for the Hornets, posting nine saves.

The Generals held a 35-15 advantage on shots and forced 26 Lynchburg turnovers in the contest.

W&L returns to action on Saturday as it travels to St. Mary's (Md.) for a 1:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Evans 3, Mallory Lobisser 3, Kelly Taffe 3, Kristen Brown 2, Lane Earnest 2, Kitt Murphy 2, Kate Lester 1, Maggie Megear 1, Erin Rathbone 1, Karina Schless 1, Amanda Strickler 1, Lee Wheeler 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Avery Lovejoy 2, Kristen Brown 1, Lane Earnest 1, Kate Lester 1, Maggie Megear 1, Amanda Strickler 1.
LC GOALS - Rachel Bauer 1, Kim Hamblen 1.
LC ASSISTS - Hayley Engster 1.

GOALTENDING:
Joanna Perini (W&L) 48:45, 2 GA, 5 Saves
Laura Hornbuckle (W&L) 11:15, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Ji-Young Eun (LC) 60:00, 21 GA, 9 Saves