GAMBIER, Ohio – Kenyon first-year forward Samantha Hayes scored a pair of second-half goals just 2:57 apart to lift the Ladies to a 2-0 victory over the 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee women's soccer team on Saturday at Mavec Field.
The Generals (1-1) held a 6-2 edge in shots in the opening 45 minutes, but could not find the net. The best scoring chance occurred 11:59 into the contest when junior midfielder Sydney Abrisz (Chesterfield, Va. / Manchester) hit the post.
W&L sent four of the game's first five shots towards goal in the second half, but it was Kenyon that broke through when Brianna Maggard's shot was saved by sophomore goalkeeper Leeann Passaro (Upper Saddle River, N.J. / The Lawrenceville School). Passaro could not control the rebound and Hayes knocked home the loose ball for a 1-0 lead at the 62:02 mark.
The Blue & White threatened to score just 56 seconds later when Megan Duncanson's (Hillsborough, Calif. / Crystal Springs Uplands) shot was saved by Kenyon sophomore goalkeeper Jillian Countey, but the Ladies earned a corner kick just under two minutes later. Hayes scored on an assist by sophomore midfielder Fallon Raviol off the corner for a 2-0 advantage at 64:59.
W&L kept sending shots towards goal in the final 25 minutes, but simply couldn't beat Countey, who finished the contest with nine saves in 90 minutes of action.
The Generals completed the game with a 17-9 advantage on shots, while each team took six corner kicks. Passaro finished with three saves while playing the duration in goal.
Washington and Lee will return to action on Sunday when it heads to Denison for an 1:00 pm contest.