Generals bounce back with 3-0 win at Guilford

Madeleine Becker

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Washington and Lee women's soccer team defeated Guilford, 3-0, on Wednesday night in a road ODAC contest.

Senior midfielder Megan Engeland (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) put the Generals (5-2-2, 2-1-1 ODAC) out in front in the 25th minute when she one-timed a shot in the top right corner off a pass from senior forward Caroline Peters (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin School) for her team-leading fifth score of the season. Less than a minute later, Peters found an opening in the defense and fired a shot into the back of the net from 25 yards out.

In the 51st minute, sophomore forward Sydney von Rosenberg (Boerne, Texas/Boerne-Samuel V. Champion) sent a low cross into the box where first-year forward Madeleine Becker (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) tapped it past the keeper for her first collegiate goal.

Engeland and Becker both recorded a game-high five shots and combined for six attempts on goal. For Engeland, her goal pushed her career points total to 70, moving her past Katherine Rush '14 for ninth place on the program's all-time points list. It also increased her career goals total to 32, one shy of tying Michelle Bauman '96 and Kate Bidwell '01 for seventh in program history.

Peters turned in a strong performance as it was just the third game of her career in which she tallied both a goal and an assist. She ended the game with four shots and put two on goal. Senior midfielder Sydney Abrisz (Chesterfield, Va./Manchester), sophomore midfielder Erin Hoeh (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga), sophomore forward Megan Duncanson (Hillsborough, Calif./Crystal Springs Uplands) and sophomore defender Meredith Culhane (Weymouth, Mass./Weymouth) all shot twice as well for W&L to provide a balanced attack.

The Generals outshot the Quakers (4-5, 2-1 ODAC), 25-1, including a 13-0 margin in shots on goal and took nine corners to none for Guilford. The lone shot for the Quakers came off the foot of junior midfielder Kelsey Reilly.

W&L first-year goalkeeper Jasmine Furin (Charlottesville, Va./St Anne's-Belfield School) (3-1) earned the win but, thanks to the Generals' defensive unit, did not face any shots on goal. First-year keeper Aubrey Gunther took the loss for Guilford after making nine saves.

The Generals will return to action on Friday when they travel to Shenandoah for a 7:00 pm ODAC showdown.

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