W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO TOP-RANKED SALISBURY, 15-4

SALISBURY, Md. -- Top-ranked Salisbury University raced out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back in defeating 13th-ranked Washington and Lee, 15-4, in the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon in Salisbury, Md.

Sea Gull (16-0) junior attacker Kate Scott started the game-opening five-goal flurry just 33 seconds into the game when she found the net unassisted.

W&L sliced the lead to 5-2 with 12:28 left in the first half on a pair of unassisted tallys by junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), but Salisbury closed the half with six straight goals for an 11-2 halftime lead.

The Generals cut the SU advantage to 11-4 with 21:19 remaining in the game on unassisted goals by senior midfielder Natalya Hookchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) and junior defender Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), but the Sea Gulls closed with four straight goals for the 11-goal win.

Washington and Lee could not overcome 28 turnovers which led to a 36-19 advantage in shots for Salisbury.

Stickler led the W&L offense with two goals, while freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) notched 12 saves between the pipes.

Senior midfielder Linda Ackerman paced the Sea Gulls with three goals, while Scott posted two goals and two assists. Junior attacker Amanda Tack added two goals and one assist, and junior Ali Goetz recorded 10 saves in goal.

With the loss, the Generals' season ends with a 15-4 overall record, tying the school record for victories in a season. Salisbury advances to the NCAA Division III Final Four held at The College of New Jersey next weekend.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Amanda Strickler 2, Louisa Feve 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1.
W&L ASSISTS - None.
SU GOALS - Linda Ackerman 3, Lynsey Bateman 2, Natalie Degele 2, Kate Scott 2, Katie Simmons 2, Amanda Tack 2, Erin McCarthy 1, Sue Ackerman 1.
SU ASSISTS - Kate Scott 2, Liz Funk 1, Amanda Tack 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00 15 GA, 12 Saves
Ali Goetz (SU) 60:00 4 GA, 10 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE KNOCKS OFF AMHERST IN NCAA'S, 11-9

SALISBURY, Md. -- The 13th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never trailed in defeating fourth-ranked Amherst College, 11-9, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Salisbury University.

The win was W&L's first-ever in the NCAA Tournament and gave the Generals a 15-3 overall record, tying the school record for victories in a season.

Sophomore attacker Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) opened the scoring just 2:17 into the game as she found the net off an assist from senior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines). The Generals upped the score to 2-0 on an unassisted goal by junior defender Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) at the 21:42 mark and junior defender Rachel Wallick (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep) extended the lead to 3-0 with an unassisted tally at the 18:17 mark. Sophomore midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) capped the opening run with a goal at the 17:51 mark off an assist from junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County).

The Lord Jeffs (12-4) responded with two straight goals to cut the W&L lead to 4-2 with 10:05 remaining in the opening half, but senior defender Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) scored off an assist from senior midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) with 4:07 remaining to give the Generals a three-goal lead. Amherst then closed the half on a two-goal run and the Generals headed to the break with a 5-4 lead.

Just 1:26 into the second half, Strickler gave the Generals a 6-4 lead on a goal assisted by Feve, but senior attacker Ashley Harmeling and junior attacker Scotty Hanley both scored for Amherst to knot the game at 6-6 with 27:40 remaining.

The Generals responded with a two-goal run for an 8-6 lead with 23:42 left, but Harmeling found the net again to cut the margin to 8-7 with 21:26 remaining.

W&L again extended to a two-goal lead (9-7) on an unassisted goal by senior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville), but again Amherst clawed back to tie the game at 9-9 with 10:13 remaining on a Harmeling tally.

The Generals regained the lead at the 7:56 mark as Lobisser scored unassisted, and would put the game away on a Strickler goal assisted by Evans with 3:20 left in the game.

Lobisser led W&L with three goals, while Strickler tallied two goals and one assist. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) was sensational in goal, stopping 14 shots.

Amherst was led by Harmeling's four goals. Hanley and freshman attacker Maddie Hoeg each notched two goals, while senior Liz D'Ambrosio tallied eight saves in goal.

The Generals now advance to face host Salisbury (15-0) in the regional final on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Mallory Lobisser 3, Amanda Strickler 2, Rachel Wallick 2, Kristen Brown 1, Kelly Evans 1, Maggie Speasmaker 1, Louisa Feve 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Evans 1, Louisa Feve 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Kitt Murphy 1, Megan Slosson 1, Amanda Strickler 1.
AC GOALS - Ashley Harmeling 4, Maddie Hoeg 2, Scotty Hanley 2, Alyssa Briody 1.
AC ASSISTS - Dana Kuper 1, Gretchen DeLuke.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00 9 GA, 14 Saves
Liv D'Ambrosio (AC) 60:00 11 GA, 8 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE EDGES RANDOLPH-MACON, 6-5, FOR ODAC TITLE

LEXINGTON, Va. – Top-seeded Washington and Lee overcame a 5-2 deficit late in the second half to post a 6-5 win over third-seeded Randolph-Macon in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship game. For the 12th-ranked Generals, it was their third consecutive conference crown.

W&L (14-3) began the comeback with 14:07 remaining when senior midfielder Kitt Murphy (New York, N.Y./St. Catherines) found the net unassisted. Murphy then notched a free position goal with 11:48 remaining and competed the comeback with another unassisted tally with 5:36 remaining in the game. Senior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) then scored the game-winner with 3:51 left in the game as she found the net unassisted.

Randolph-Macon (10-6) led 2-1 at the half and extended its lead with a three-goal spurt over a course of 3:42 midway through the second stanza. Freshman attacker Halley Boring (Laurel, Md./Atholton) began the run with a goal at the 18:36 mark and ended the surge by assisting on a goal by freshman defender Morgan Sergi (Phoenix, Md./John Carroll) at the 14:54 mark.

Murphy finished with three goals for the Generals, while Brown, junior midfielder Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), and senior attacker Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) all had one goal. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made seven saves in goal.

The Yellow Jackets were led by Boring, who tallied two goals and one assist. Freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Schabert (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) stopped 12 shots.

The Generals return to action in the NCAA Division III Tournament against an opponent that is yet to be determined.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kitt Murphy 3, Kristen Brown 1, Louisa Feve 1, Erin Rathbone 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Evans 1.
R-MC GOALS - Halley Boring 2, Traci Phipps 1, Kelly Jaeger 1, Morgan Sergi 1.
R-MC ASSISTS - Halley Boring 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00 5 GA, 7 Saves
Lindsay Schabert (R-MC) 60:00 6 GA, 12 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE BESTS SWEET BRIAR, 8-3, IN ODAC SEMIFINALS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Top-seeded Washington and Lee received three goals from sophomore attacker Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and two goals and one assist from junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) in defeating fifth-seeded Sweet Briar, 8-3, in the semifinals of the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Generals (13-3) struck first as senior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) found the net unassisted just 2:17 into the game. The Vixens (10-6) answered with an unassisted tally by freshman midfielder Ellie Donahue (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) just 1:18 later to knot the score at 1-1. However, the Generals would close the first half with four goals, two by Evans and two by Strickler, for a 5-1 lead at the break.

Evans began the second stanza with an unassisted goal at the 23:06 mark, but Sweet Briar would cut the lead to 6-2 at the 18:39 mark on a goal by freshman attacker Sarah Ross Stewart (Lexington, Va./Virginia Episcopal) off an assist from senior attacker Karah Strawley (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant). Brown scored unassisted for W&L at the 5:38 mark for a five-goal advantage, but the Vixens again answered with a goal by Donahue off a feed from senior midfielder Ginger Tripp (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) with three minutes remaining. W&L junior attacker Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) capped the scoring with 1:41 left on an unassisted goal.

W&L freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) stopped five shots for the Generals, while sophomore Emily Fitzpatrick (Virginia Beach, Va./Norfolk Academy) notched 16 saves between the pipes for Sweet Briar.

Washington and Lee advances to the ODAC Championship game on Sunday when it will face third-seeded Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets moved on with an 18-10 win over second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan. Gametime is set for 2:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Evans 3, Kristen Brown 2, Amanda Strickler 2, Kate Lester 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Amanda Strickler 1.
SBC GOALS - Ellie Donahue 2, Sarah Ross Stewart 1.
SBC ASSISTS - Karah Strawley 1, Ginger Tripp 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00 3 GA, 5 Saves
Emily Fitzpatrick (SBC) 60:00 8 GA, 16 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY, 12-8

EWING, N.J. – Junior midfielder Lauren Dougher scored four goals and added an assist to help lead fifth-ranked College of New Jersey to a 12-8 win over 13th-ranked Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon in Ewing, N.J.

With the game tied at 1-1 with 27:48 remaining in the first half, the Lions (8-2) went on a 6-0 run over the next 13:57 to take a 7-1 lead at the 13:51 mark. Dougher scored three goals and senior midfielder Lauren Gossner added two goals and an assist during the spurt. W&L made it 7-2 at the 13:28 mark when sophomore midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) scored off a feed from junior midfielder Rachel Wallick (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep). However, TCNJ tallied the next two goals to take a 9-2 advantage into halftime.

The Generals (12-3) trailed 10-2 with 27:36 left in the second half, but scored four straight goals over the next 8:07 to cut the deficit to 10-6 with 19:29 left. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), junior defender Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill), junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) and senior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) each notched a goal during the run.

The Lions responded with the next two goals to go back up by six at 12-6 with 7:06 left. Junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and Lobisser scored the final two W&L goals to make the final score 12-8.

Strickler led the Generals with two goals and one assist, while Lobisser tallied two goals. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made 10 saves.

Dougher was aided by junior midfielder Bridget Bigley, who also scored four goals. Gossner finished with three goals and an assist, while junior goalkeeper Megan Marquardt stopped three shots.

The Generals return to the field on Saturday in the ODAC Tournament semifinals at Watt Field. The opponent and time are still to be determined.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Amanda Strickler 2, Mallory Lobisser 2, Kelly Evans 1, Louisa Feve 1, Kate Lester 1, Erin Rathbone 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 1, Rachel Wallick 1, Kitt Murphy 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1.
TCNJ GOALS - Lauren Dougher 4, Bridget Bigley 4, Lauren Gossner 3, Kate Neese 1.
TCNJ ASSISTS - Toni-Anne Cavallo 1, Lauren Dougher 1, Lauren Gossner 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 12 GA, 10 Saves
Megan Marquardt (TCNJ) 60:00, 8 GA, 3 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON, 21-8

LEXINGTON, Va. – Junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) tallied four goals and four assists to help lead 13th-ranked Washington and Lee to a 21-8 victory over Randolph-Macon in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon at Watt Field. With the win, the Generals improved to 12-2 overall, 8-0 ODAC and clinched the No. 1 seed in the ODAC Tournament. The Yellow Jackets fell to 8-5 overall, 6-2 ODAC.

W&L jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the 23:49 mark of the first half on unassisted goals by junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) and Strickler. R-MC responded to tie the game at 2-2 at 16:41, but the Generals responded with the next three markers to take a 5-2 lead with 12:07 remaining in the first half. The Generals pushed their lead to 8-5 on an unassisted goal by senior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) at 3:19, but the Yellow Jackets made it 8-6 on a free position goal by sophomore attacker Traci Phipps (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) with 1:49 left in the stanza. W&L took its 8-6 lead into halftime.

Lester scored her second tally of the game at the 27:56 mark of the second half to give the Generals a 9-6 advantage, but Phipps recorded her second goal of the contest to cut the deficit to 9-7 at 26:48. This would be as close as R-MC would get as W&L would outscore the Yellow Jackets, 12-1, for the remainder of the game.

Strickler was aided by Lester, who tallied four goals and one assist. Sophomore midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and junior defender Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) each registered three goals for the Generals, while freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) stopped five shots.

Junior midfielder Liz Lombardo (Baltimore, Md./Mercy) led the Yellow Jackets with three goals, while Phipps and freshman attacker Halley Boring (Laurel, Md./Atholton) each notched two goals. Freshman Lindsay Schabert (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) made 17 saves in goal.

The Generals close out the regular season on Sunday when they play at fifth-ranked College of New Jersey. The game starts at 12:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Amanda Strickler 4, Kate Lester 4, Kelly Evans 3, Louisa Feve 3, Kristen Brown 2, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Erin Rathbone 1, Kitt Murphy 1, Maggie Speasmaker 1, Laura Henson 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 4, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Kate Lester 1, Megan Slosson 1.
R-MC GOALS - Liz Lombardo 3, Traci Phipps 2, Halley Boring 2, Margaret Meigs 1.
R-MC ASSISTS - Kelly Jaeger 2, Beth Woodburn 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 8 GA, 5 Saves
Lindsay Schabert (R-MC) 60:00, 21 GA, 17 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS ROANOKE, 16-5

SALEM, Va. -- Junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) scored three goals and assisted on three others in leading 16th-ranked Washington and Lee to a 16-5 win over Roanoke in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon.

The Maroons (3-9, 1-4) opened the scoring when freshman attacker Amanda Hutchins found the net unassisted just one minute into the game. However, the Generals responded by reeling off six straight goals by six different players for a 6-1 lead with 5:42 remaining in the first half. Roanoke cut the advantage to 6-2 with a goal at the 3:22 mark of the first half, but W&L (11-2, 7-0) again went on a run. This time, the Generals scored eight straight markers for a 14-2 lead midway through the second half in cruising to the win.

Strickler's fine outing was accompanied by two goals and one assist from sophomore midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) and one goal and two assists by senior midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy). Junior attacker Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends), sophomore attacker Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County), and freshmen midfielders Laura Henson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) and Megan Slosson (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale Prep) each added two goals. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) posted five saves in goal.

Roanoke was led by Hutchins' three goals, while senior Liz Manfredini recorded 11 saves in net.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Thursday as it hosts Randolph-Macon in the Generals' ODAC regular season finale. Opening draw is slated for 4:30 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Amanda Strickler 3, Kelly Evans 2, Laura Henson 2, Kate Lester 2, Mallory Lobisser 2, Megan Slosson 2, Kristen Brown 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Erin Rathbone 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 3, Natalya Hoobchaak 2, Louisa Feve 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Kelley Zwart 1.
RC GOALS - Amanda Hutchins 3, Megan Hinners 1, Mary Stewart Malone 1.
RC ASSISTS - None.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 5 GA, 5 Saves
Liz Manfredini (RC) 60:00, 16 GA, 11 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE BREEZES PAST SWEET BRIAR, 16-7

AMHERST, Va. -- Sophomore attacker Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) scored four goals and assisted on another to lead 16th-ranked Washington and Lee to a 16-7 win over Sweet Briar in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals (10-2, 6-0) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening 5:50 of the game thanks to a pair of goals by junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends). Evans also notched one goal and one assist during the opening round.

The Vixens (8-4, 3-3) eventually cut the lead to 5-2 with 12:26 remaining in the opening period, but the Generals ended the period on a 5-1 run to assume a commanding 10-3 lead at the intermission. W&L would tack on the next six goals for a 16-3 lead in cruising to the win.

Evans' effort was supplemented by two goals and two assists from junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County). Senior midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy), Lester and sophomore midfielder Karina Schless (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) chipped in with two goals each. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) notched four saves in goal.

Sweet Briar was led by freshman attacker Bethany Bressan, who tallied three goals and an assist. Sophomore Emily Fitzpatrick registered 10 saves in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Monday as it travels to Roanoke for a 4:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Evans 4, Natalya Hoobchaak 2, Kate Lester 2, Karina Schless 2, Amanda Strickler 2, Erin Rathbone 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Christine Bender 1, Louisa Feve 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 2, Kelly Evans 1, Annie Rochfort 1, Laura Henson 1.
SBC GOALS - Bethany Bressan 3, Ginger Tripp 2, Sarah Ross Stewart 1, Ellie Donahue 1.
SBC ASSISTS - Bethany Bressan 1, Cherisse Hoover 1, Kara Strawley 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 4 Saves
Emily Fitzpatrick (SBC) 60:00, 16 GA, 10 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE CRUISES PAST HOLLINS, 20-1

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore midfielder Lane Earnest (Preston, Md./Easton) tallied a career-high four goals and freshman midfielder Laura Henson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) added a career-best three goals and an assist to lead 15th-ranked Washington and Lee to a 20-1 win over Hollins University in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Generals (9-2, 5-0) jumped out to a 3-0 lead just 1:45 into the game on two goals by senior midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) and one by junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends). Junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) assisted on all three goals.

W&L would extend to an 11-0 lead with 6:32 left in the half and then senior defender Elizabeth Falco (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) scored two goals off assists from junior defender Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) in the final 1:30 of the stanza to give W&L a 13-0 advantage heading into halftime.

Hollins (1-3, 0-2) made it 13-1 on an unassisted tally by freshman attacker Pam Cruz (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) at the 26:19 mark of the second half, but the Generals would score the final seven goals of the game in cruising to the victory.

Falco, Hoobchaak and sophomore midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) each finished with two goals for the Generals. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made one save in 30 minutes of action, while also notching a goal and an assist in the field. Freshman attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown, N.J.) added one goal and two assists and made one save in the final 30 minutes in goal.

Senior netminder Taylor Bidwell (Tampa, Fla./Chamberlain) stopped nine shots for Hollins.

The Generals return to the field on April 9, when they play at Sweet Briar. The game begins at 2:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Lane Earnest 4, Laura Henson 3, Elizabeth Falco 2, Natalya Hoobchaak 2, Kelly Evans 2, Christine Bender 1, Maggie Speasmaker 1, Sarah Tilbor 1, Megan Slosson 1, Kate Lester 1, Kelley Zwart 1, Mallory Lobisser 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 3, Christine Bender 2, Louisa Feve 2, Karina Schless 2, Laura Henson 1, Maggie Megear 1, Kat Michaels 1, Kitt Murphy 1, Annie Rochfort 1, Megan Slosson 1, Maggie Speasmaker 1, Sarah Tilbor 1.
HU GOALS - Pam Cruz 1.
HU ASSISTS - None.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 30:00, 0 GA, 1 Save
Christine Bender (W&L) 30:00, 1 GA, 1 Save
Taylor Bidwell (HU) 60:00, 20 GA, 9 Saves

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE ROUTS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 13-5

LEXINGTON, Va. – The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team had 10 different players score a goal in a 13-5 win over ODAC-rival Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Marlins (7-2, 3-1) took a 2-1 lead at the 23:03 mark on goals by sophomore midfielder Jamie Jones (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) and senior attacker Megan Parris (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley). W&L junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends), who tallied the first Generals' goal, scored the next two W&L goals to give the Generals a 3-2 lead with 17:28 remaining in the half. W&L led 4-2 at the 16:27 mark, but the Marlins responded with the next two goals to knot the game at 4-4 with 10:31 left. W&L took a 6-4 advantage into halftime on goals by junior midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and sophomore midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County).

The Generals then notched the first four goals of the second half to take a 10-4 lead with 22:29 remaining en route to the eight-goal win.

Lester finished with three goals, while Evans recorded two goals and two assists and junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) had one goal and one assist. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) tied her career high with 15 saves.

Junior midfielder Laura Wallace (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) led the Marlins with two goals and an assist, while Parris finished with a pair of goals. Sophomore netminder Jacqui Downey (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale) stopped 11 shots.

The Generals return to the field on Wednesday when they host Hollins. The game begins at 4:30 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kate Lester 3, Kelly Evans 2, Amanda Strickler 1, Christine Bender 1, Kristen Brown 1, Maggie Megear 1, Louisa Feve 1, Kitt Murphy 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Megan Slosson 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Evans 2, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Amanda Strickler 1.
VWC GOALS - Laura Wallace 2, Megan Parris 2, Jamie Jones 1.
VWC ASSISTS - Laura Wallace 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 5 GA, 15 Saves
Jacqui Downey (VWC) 60:00, 13 GA, 11 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO WILLIAMS, 7-5

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore midfielder Kaylan Tildsley (Andover, Mass.) scored a game-high four goals to help lead 12th-ranked Williams College to a 7-5 victory over 16th-ranked Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Ephs (3-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead with 10:25 remaining in the first half on two goals by Tildsley and one by senior attacker Tara Boyd (New Canaan, Conn.). W&L (7-2) pulled to within 3-2 at the 5:15 mark and tied the game at 3-3 with 4:02 left when junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored off a pass from junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County). However, Tildsley notched her third goal of the game at the 1:17 mark to give Williams a 4-3 lead heading into halftime.

The Ephs went up 6-3 with 17:48 remaining in the second half, but Lester recorded an unassisted goal at 15:06 to cut the deficit to 6-4. Williams went back up 7-4 on a tally by freshman attacker Sarah Adkins (Oxford, Md.) with 7:44 remaining. W&L made the final score 7-5 after senior midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) scored off a feed from Strickler with 15 seconds left.

Hoobchaak and Lester each finished with two goals for the Generals, while Strickler dished out three assists. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made six saves in goal.

For the Ephs, Tildsley was aided by Boyd, who notched one goal and two assists. Senior goalkeeper Ann Woods (Hopkington, N.H.) stopped eight shots in the victory.

The Generals return to the field on Saturday when they host Virginia Wesleyan. The game begins at 2:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Natalya Hoobchaak 2, Kate Lester 2, Megan Slosson 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 3, Louisa Feve 1.
WC GOALS - Kaylan Tildsley 4, Tara Boyd 1, Amy Wicker 1, Sarah Adkins 1.
WC ASSISTS - Tara Boyd 2, Rachel Barr 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 6 Saves
Ann Woods (WC) 60:00, 5 GA, 8 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS BRIDGEWATER, 18-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team had 12 different players find the net in producing an 18-0 win over Bridgewater College on Tuesday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Generals (7-1, 3-0 ODAC) raced out to a 5-0 lead in the opening 8:05 of the game on the strength of three goals and one assist by sophomore attacker Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and one goal and three assists by junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County). W&L would go on to score eight more goals before halftime en route to the conference victory.

Evans and Strickler exited the game following their game-opening run and finished with four goals and four assists between them. Sophomore midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) notched three goals, while junior defender Louisa Feve (Bethesda, Md./Winston Churchill) had two goals and one assist. Freshman attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) added one goal and two assists. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) and sophomore Lindsay Lecky (Summit, N.J./Summit) each played 30 minutes in goal, with Lecky recording one save.

Bridgewater (1-6, 0-2 ODAC) was led by freshman defender Sarah Wade (Fairfield, Va./Stuarts Draft), who collected a game-high six ground balls and forced two turnovers. Freshmen Charlotte Beach (Frederick, Md./Governor Thomas Johnson) and Jennifer Midgett (Succasunna, N.J./Roxbury) each played 30 minutes in goal, combining to post seven saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it hosts 12th-ranked Williams for a 4:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kelly Evans 3, Mallory Lobisser 3, Louisa Feve 2, Megan Slosson 2, Margaret Batten 1, Christine Bender 1, Laura Henson 1, Kate Lester 1, Maggie Megear 1, Erin Rathbone 1, Karina Schless 1, Amanda Strickler 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 3, Christine Bender 2, Annie Rochfort 2, Kelly Evans 1, Louisa Feve 1, Erin Rathbone 1, Karina Schless 1.
BC GOALS - None.
BC ASSISTS - None.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 30:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Lindsay Lecky (W&L) 30:00, 0 GA, 1 Save
Charlotte Beach (BC) 30:00, 13 GA, 6 Saves
Jennifer Midgette (BC) 30:00, 5 GA, 1 Save

-- GENERALS --


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

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored a game-high four goals to help lead 18th-ranked Washington and Lee to a 7-6 victory over 11th-ranked Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon in Fredericksburg, Va.

The Eagles (5-2) took a 3-1 lead at the 16:14 mark of the first half on goals by freshman midfielders Caitlin Erickson and Julia Durkin and sophomore midfielder Jackie Rose. The Generals (6-1) responded to score the next three goals, including two by Lester, to take a 4-3 lead into halftime.

W&L tallied the first three goals of the second half to extend to a 7-3 with 15:10 remaining in the game. Sophomore midfielder Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) notched two of the three goals. Mary Washington pulled to within 7-6 at the 6:32 mark on a goal by Erickson, but they wouldn't be able to score the equalizer.

Megear finished with three goals, while sophomore attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) and senior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) each recorded an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made 11 saves.

Erickson led the Eagles with three goals, while freshman Meredith Deitrick stopped six shots in net.

The Generals return to the field on Tuesday when they host Bridgewater. The game begins at 4:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kate Lester 4, Maggie Megear 3
W&L ASSISTS - Avery Lovejoy 1, Erin Rathbone 1
UMW GOALS - Caitlin Erickson 3, Julia Durkin 1, Karen Pickering 1, Jackie Rose 1
UMW ASSISTS - None

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 6 GA, 11 Saves
Meredith Deitrick (UMW) 60:00, 9 GA, 6 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS GUILFORD, 13-4

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) tied a career-high with five goals to help lead 18th-ranked Washington and Lee to a 13-4 victory over Guilford in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

Junior defender Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored three consecutive goals to give the Generals (5-1, 2-0) a 3-0 lead with 22:53 remaining in the first half. The Quakers (2-2, 0-1) pulled to within 3-1 on a goal by freshman attacker Mary Hutchins at 20:45, but W&L scored the next four goals to take an 8-1 advantage. Lovejoy scored two of her goals during the spurt.

Guilford answered with three straight goals to cut the deficit to 8-4 with 3:29 left in the first half, but sophomore midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) tallied an unassisted goal at the 1:27 mark to give W&L a 9-4 advantage heading into halftime.

The Generals took a 10-4 lead on a goal by sophomore midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) at the 27:24 mark of the second half, before Lovejoy notched the final three W&L goals.

The game was then called due to inclement weather with 9:43 remaining in the second half.

Lester finished with three goals, while Evans totaled two goals and an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made three saves.

Guilford was led by freshman attacker Jordan Clodfelter, who tallied two goals and Hutchins finished with a goal and an assist. Freshman Devorah Litt made seven saves in goal.

The Generals return to the field on Saturday when they play at Mary Washington. The game begins at 2:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Avery Lovejoy 5, Kate Lester 3, Kelly Evans 2, Christine Bender 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Evans 1, Erin Rathbone 1
GC GOALS - Jordan Clodfelter 2, Mary Hutchins 1, Caryn Washington 1
GC ASSISTS - Mary Hutchins 1

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 50:17, 4 GA, 3 Saves
Devorah Litt (GC) 50:17, 13 GA, 7 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE CRUISES PAST LYNCHBURG, 14-1

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Junior midfielder Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) scored five first-half goals en route to Washington and Lee posting a 10-0 halftime lead in a 14-1 win over Lynchburg College in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals (4-1, 1-0 ODAC), ranked 16th in Division III, stretched their lead to 12-0 before the Hornets got on the board with a goal by Rachel Bauer off an assist by Nichole Locher at the 23:02 mark of the second half.

Junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) supplemented Lester's five-goal performance by tallying three goals. Senior midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) and sophomore attackers Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) and Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) each added one goal and one assist. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) played a majority of the minutes in goal, recording six saves.

Ji-Young Eun played the opening 54:10 in goal for the Hornets (2-1, 0-1 ODAC), notching seven saves and allowing 13 goals.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Guilford College for a 4:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kate Lester 5, Amanda Strickler 3, Christine Bender 1, Kelly Evans 1, Laura Henson 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Avery Lovejoy 1, Karina Schless 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Kelly Evans 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Avery Lovejoy 1.
LC GOALS - Rachel Bauer 1.
LC ASSISTS - Nichole Locher 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 52:50, 1 GA, 6 Saves
Lindsay Lecky (W&L) 7:10, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Ji-Young Eun (LC) 54:10, 13 GA, 7 Saves
Charlotte Quigley (LC) 5:50, 1 GA, 2 Saves

-- GENERALS --

 


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEFEATS CATHOLIC, 6-5

WASHINGTON D.C. – The 16th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 5-2 halftime lead and held on for a 6-5 victory over Catholic University on Saturday afternoon in Washington D.C.

The Generals (3-1) got goals from six different players and were led by sophomore attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich), who tallied a goal and an assist. Senior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest), junior defender Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends), sophomore midfielders Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) and Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside) and freshman attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) each scored a goal for W&L.

Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made eight saves in the victory.

The Cardinals (2-3) outshot the Generals, 24-19, and got three goals from sophomore Courtney Murray. Senior Marisa Schaffer and sophomore Jaclyn Seward each tallied a goal, while senior Sarah McGrath stopped five shots in the loss.

The Generals return to the field tomorrow when they play at Lynchburg. The game begins at 2:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Avery Lovejoy 1, Kate Lester 1, Erin Rathbone 1, Christine Bender 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Maggie Megear 1
W&L ASSISTS - Avery Lovejoy 1, Kelly Evans 1, Megan Slosson 1
CUA GOALS - Courtney Murray 3, Marisa Schaffer 1, Jaclyn Seward 1
CUA ASSISTS - None

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 5 GA, 8 Saves
Sarah McGrath (CUA) 60:00, 6 GA, 5 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE ROUTS FROSTBURG STATE, 19-7

LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) scored a career-high five goals and dished out two assists to help lead No. 16 Washington and Lee to a 19-7 victory over Frostburg State on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Bobcats (1-1) took a 1-0 lead just 52 seconds into the game on a free position goal by junior midfielder Kelley Duncan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), but the Generals (2-1) would score the next seven goals to take a 7-1 lead. Junior defender Kate Lester (Wilmington, Del./Friends) and freshman attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) each notched two goals during the spurt.

W&L led 10-4 with less than a minute remaining in the first half and Lovejoy would score three of the next four Generals' goals over the next 6:52 to give the Generals a 14-4 advantage at the 36:09 mark.

Bender scored three goals for the second straight game, while senior midfielder Erin Rathbone (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) also recorded a hat trick. Junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) finished with two goals and a game-high four assists, while sophomore midfielders Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) and Maggie Megear (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) each added two helpers. Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made a career-high 15 saves in the win.

Senior attacker Page Macey (Linthicum, Md./North County) led the Bobcats with four goals and an assist, while Duncan tallied two goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Rachael Lewis (Laurel, Md./Wilde Lake) and junior netminder Meghan Norris (White Hall, Md./Hereford) combined to stop four shots.

The Generals return to the field on Saturday when they play at Catholic. The game begins at 1:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Avery Lovejoy 5, Christine Bender 3, Erin Rathbone 3, Kate Lester 2, Amanda Strickler 2, Megan Slosson 1, Karina Schless 1, Kitt Murphy 1, Natalya Hoobchaak 1
W&L ASSISTS - Amanda Strickler 4, Kelly Evans 2, Avery Lovejoy 2, Maggie Megear 2, Kate Lester 1, Annie Rochfort 1, Megan Slosson 1
FSU GOALS - Page Macey 4, Kelley Duncan 2, Maria Schrum 1
FSU ASSISTS - Page Macey 1

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 7 GA, 15 Saves
Rachael Lewis (FSU) 36:16, 14 GA, 3 Saves
Meghan Norris (FSU) 23:44, 5 GA, 1 Save

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE EDGES OUT FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL, 9-8

LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior midfielder Natalya Hoobchaak (Barrington, Ill./Loyola Academy) scored off an assist from senior midfielder Maggie Speasmaker (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) with 22 seconds left in the game to lift No. 20 Washington and Lee to a 9-8 victory over No. 14 Franklin and Marshall in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Generals (1-1) led 2-1 with 4:50 gone-by in the first half, but the Diplomats (0-1) scored three straight goals, including two by junior attacker Kristen Foster (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver), to take a 4-2 advantage with 13:19 remaining in the first half. W&L junior attacker Amanda Strickler (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) notched an unassisted tally at the 19:27 mark to cut the deficit to 4-3, which was the score heading into halftime.

The Generals trailed 5-3 just 3:10 into the second half, but would score the next three goals to take a 6-5 lead with 15:58 remaining in the game. Freshman attacker Christine Bender (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) scored the first of her three goals to give W&L the lead. F&M replied with two goals to take a 7-6 lead and the Generals responded with a pair of goals to go up 8-7.

The Diplomats tied the game at 8-8 on a free position goal by sophomore midfielder Brenna Dolphin (Wilmington, Del./Archmere) with 5:33 left in the game, which set up Hoobchaak's game-winner.

Hoobchaak notched one goal and two assists in the game, while sophomore midfielder Kelly Evans (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) added a pair of goals.

F&M was led by Foster, who had three goals and an assist. Senior attacker Alexis O'Meara (Millersville, Md./Severn School) also notched three goals.

W&L freshman goalkeeper Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made nine saves, while Diplomats sophomore netminder Kim Pleasants (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) stopped eight shots.

The Generals return to the field on Wednesday when they host Frostburg State at 4:00 pm.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Christine Bender 3, Kelly Evans 2, Natalya Hoobchaak 1, Avery Lovejoy 1, Amanda Strickler 1, Maggie Megear 1.
W&L ASSISTS - Natalya Hoobchaak 2, Avery Lovejoy 1, Maggie Speasmaker 1.
F&M GOALS - Kristen Foster 3, Alexis O'Meara 3, Brenna Dolphin 1, Allison O'Meara 1.
F&M ASSISTS - Kristen Foster 1.

GOALTENDING:
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 8 GA, 9 Saves
Kim Pleasants (F&M) 60:00, 9 GA, 8 Saves

-- GENERALS --


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO ST. MARY'S, 8-7

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman midfielder Elizabeth Northfield (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) scored off an assist from junior attacker Becca Christoffersen (Vienna, Va./James Madison) with 1:40 remaining to lift 11th-ranked St. Mary's to an 8-7 win over 20th-ranked Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Generals (0-1) led 7-6 with 8:49 remaining after an unassisted tally by sophomore midfielder Mallory Lobisser (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Lakeside). However, the Seahawks tied the game just 1:31 later as junior midfielder Allyson Sarigianis (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) scored on a free position shot and setting up Christoffersen's game-winner.

W&L trailed 4-2 at the 29:06 mark of the second half, but fought back with three goals in a span of 2:26 to assume a 5-4 lead with 20:52 remaining. St. Mary's retaliated with a pair of goals at the 11:04 and 10:38 marks to reassume the lead, before a pair of W&L goals gave the Generals the lead entering the Seahawks decisive run.

W&L was led by senior midfielder Kristen Brown (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) and sophomore attacker Avery Lovejoy (Old Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich) who scored two goals each. Freshman Sarah Tilbor (West Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) stopped seven shots in her first career game in goal.

Senior attacker Karli Libertini (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) led St. Mary's (1-0) with three goals. Sarigianis and senior defender Jenn Nordling (Sykesville, Md./South Carroll) both notched two goals, while Christoffersen added a pair of assists. Sophomore Melissa Puzak (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) stopped nine shots in goal.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Lynchburg College for a 4:00 pm contest.

SCORING:
W&L GOALS - Kristen Brown 2, Avery Lovejoy 2, Kate Lester 1, Mallory Lobisser 1, Erin Rathbone 1.
W&L ASSISTS - None
SMC GOALS - Karli Libertini 3, Jenn Nordling 2, Allyson Sarigianis 2, Elizabeth Northfield 1.
SMC ASSISTS - Becca Christoffersen 2, Allison Cannavino 1.

GOALTENDING:
Melissa Puzak (SMC) 60:00, 7 GA, 9 Saves
Sarah Tilbor (W&L) 60:00, 8 GA, 7 Saves