No. 22 W&L Women's Soccer Begins Season with a 2-1 Win Over Berry

No. 22 W&L Women's Soccer Begins Season with a 2-1 Win Over Berry

DANVILLE, Ky. – The 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee women's soccer team held a 20-3 advantage in shots en route to posting a 2-1 victory over Berry on Saturday afternoon at Centre.

The Generals (1-0) grabbed an early 1-0 advantage in the ninth minute when senior midfielder Rebecca Morris (Nashville, Tenn. / Harpeth Hall) crossed the ball into the center of the box to junior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa. / Pennsbury), who placed it into the corner of the net.

W&L's lead grew to 2-0 at the 36:26 mark when first-year defender Meredith Culhane (Weymouth, Mass. / Weymouth) played the ball up the field to sophomore forward Kelsey Chamberlin (Greensboro, N.C. / Page), who blasted a shot past Berry (0-1) senior goalkeeper Jackie McGivney to give the Generals a two-goal advantage heading into halftime.

The Blue and White's defense continually stunted the Vikings' forward push in the opening minutes of the second half, but Berry eventually got on the board at 66:02 when junior defender Megan Radosta took a shot from deep outside the box that went just over the head of sophomore goalkeeper Leeann Passaro (Upper Saddle River, N.J. / The Lawrenceville School). The Generals held onto the lead for the remainder of the contest to pull off the win.

For the game, W&L held a commanding 11-1 advantage in shots on goal, while the Vikings claimed a narrow 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Passaro played all 90 minutes in goal for the Generals. McGivney also played the duration and recorded nine saves for Berry.

W&L returns to action on September 9, when it travels to Kenyon for a 1:00 pm contest.

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