W&L Women's Soccer Upended by Lynchburg, 3-0

W&L Women's Soccer Upended by Lynchburg, 3-0

LEXINGTON, Va. – Lynchburg College used a trio of second half tallies to produce a 3-0 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC women's soccer action on Saturday at Watt Field.

The Generals (7-3-1, 4-1) started the game strong, sending three shots on goal in the opening 4:12 of the game.  However, LC (11-1, 4-1) sophomore goalkeeper Delia LoSapio was true to the test, saving all three.

W&L threatened to score once again in the 18th-minute when a shot by senior midfielder Chandler Wickers (Portola Valley, Calif. / Menlo School) hit the post and another shot by junior midfielder Caroline Peters (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Latin School) sailed high.  Shortly thereafter, W&L sophomore goalkeeper Leeann Passaro (Upper Saddle River, N.J. / The Lawrenceville School) notched three saves of her own to keep the game scoreless heading into the halftime break.

The Hornets broke through in the 54th-minute when sophomore midfielder Kennedy Jakubek took a ball played into the box by junior midfielder Katie Waring and slipped it past Passaro for a 1-0 advantage.  The Hornets made it 2-0 just 4:30 later when Waring was the recipient of a cross from sophomore forward Caitlin Mertens.  Sophomore midfielder Sarah Hammock added an insurance tally at 73:06 for the final margin.

For the game, Lynchburg held a 15-11 advantage in shots and a 7-6 edge in corner kicks.

Passaro finished with five saves, while LoSapio notched four saves for the Hornets. 

Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Roanoke College for a 7:00 pm contest.

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