ROANOKE ENDS W&L'S SEASON IN ODAC SEMIS ON PENALTY KICKS

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The third-seeded Washington and Lee women's soccer team saw its season end as second-seeded Roanoke College defeated the Generals, 1-1, on penalty kicks (4-2) in the ODAC Tournament Semifinals on Friday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

W&L (11-4-1) took a 1-0 lead with 18:04 gone-by as sophomore midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) notched an unassisted tally. Roanoke's Tiffany Jones countered with a goal off an assist from Jill Hoffmeister at the 50:46 mark to knot the score at 1-1. The two teams played through a pair of overtime periods before the Maroons (15-3-1) advanced 4-2 on penalty kicks.

Freshman Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey) posted six saves in goal for the Generals, while Christine Torzewski made four saves in goal for Roanoke.

Roanoke will face top-seeded Lynchburg College in the tournament finals on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Heather Coleman
RC - Tiffany Jones

ASSISTS
W&L - None
RC - Jill Hoffmeister

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 120:00, 1 GA, 6 saves
Christine Torzewski (RC) 120:00, 1 GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 6 corner kicks, 6 saves, 9 fouls, 1 offside
RC - 12 shots, 3 corner kicks, 4 saves, 15 fouls, 1 offside


W&L ADVANCES TO ODAC SEMIFINALS WITH 2-1 VICTORY OVER RANDOLPH-MACON

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team advanced to the ODAC Tournament semifinals for the 13th consecutive season with a 2-1 victory over Randolph-Macon in quarterfinal action on the Liberty Hall Fields on Tuesday afternoon.

W&L (11-4) scored the first goal of the game at the 20:23 mark as senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) tallied her team-leading 10th goal of the season off an assist from freshman forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) The Yellow Jackets tied the game at 1-1 as senior midfielder Lisa Weitzel (Landenberg, Pa./Notre Dame (Md.)) notched an unassisted goal at the 33:46 mark.

W&L freshman midfielder Liz Clarke (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal just 2:30 into the second half. Sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) recorded the assist on Clarke's goal. For Marcoux, it was her 12th assist of the season and set a single-season record for assists at W&L.

W&L freshman goalkeeper Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) recorded four saves to earn the victory. Yellow Jacket (6-11-1) sophomore keeper Ashley Seal (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) made four saves in the losing effort.

The Generals will play Roanoke in an ODAC semifinal game on Friday at 3:00 pm. The match will be played at Lynchburg, who is the No. 1 seed in the tournament.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kate Bidwell, Liz Clarke
RMC - Lisa Weitzel

ASSISTS
W&L - Maggie Hope, Fontaine Marcoux

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 4 saves
Ashley Seal (RMC) 90:00, 2GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 5 corner kicks, 4 saves, 5 fouls, 1 offside
RMC - 6 shots, 3 corner kicks, 4 saves, 3 fouls, 1 offside


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO ROANOKE, 3-0

SALEM, Va. -- Roanoke used one first half goal and two goals late in the second half to defeat Washington and Lee, 3-0, in women's soccer action.

The Maroons jumped on the board at the 38:39 mark as Shelly Olds scored off an assist from Jess Germano to give Roanoke a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Roanoke (14-3, 9-2 ODAC) put the game away late in the second half as Jill Hoffmeister scored two goals in just over two minutes. She scored the first with 81:27 to play and came back to tally her second goal of the game with 83:29 to play off an assist from Kathryn Steffens.

W&L (10-4, 9-2 ODAC) freshman goalkeeper Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) made five saves. Roanoke goalkeeper Christine Torzewski made five saves to earn the shutout.

The Generals return to action when they host a first round game of the ODAC Tournament on Tuesday. Their opponent and time of the game will be announced Sunday.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
RC - Shelley Olds, Jill Hoffmeister (2)

ASSISTS
RC - Jess Germano, Kathryn Steffens

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) - 90:00, 3GA, 5 saves
Christine Torzewski (RC) - 90:00, 0GA, 5 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 10 corner kicks, 5 saves, 9 fouls
RC - 10 shots, 3 corner kicks, 5 saves, 8 fouls (Daugherty, Yellow Card)


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS GUILFORD, 1-0

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Washington and Lee senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) tallied her team-leading ninth goal of the season to lead the Generals to a 1-0 victory at Guilford on Tuesday afternoon.

The victory marked the eighth consecutive season that W&L has won at least 10 games.

Bidwell, who now needs one more goal to move into a tie for third place all-time at W&L with 33 career goals, took a cross from sophomore forward Susannah Hewlett (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) and scored at the 44:03 mark.

W&L (10-3, 9-1 ODAC) freshman goalkeeper Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) made two saves to earn her second shutout of the season. Guilford (7-10-1, 3-7 ODAC) goalkeeper Brandee Adams made 10 saves in the losing effort.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Roanoke for their regular season finale at 1:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kate Bidwell

ASSISTS
W&L - Susannah Hewlett

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 2 saves
Brandee Adams (GC) 90:00, 1GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 20 shots, 2 saves, 3 fouls, 12 corner kicks
GC - 4 shots, 10 saves, 2 fouls, 1 corner kick


W&L FALLS TO CARNEGIE MELLON IN DOUBLE OVERTIME, 1-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Carnegie Mellon sophomore midfielder Merry McConnochie (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland) scored with 1:49 to play in double overtime to lead the Tartans to a 1-0 victory over Washington and Lee in women's soccer action on the Liberty Hall Fields Saturday afternoon.

Both teams had several scoring opportunities, but were done in by stellar play from both goalkeepers.

W&L (9-3) freshman goalkeeper Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn.Portsmouth Abbey) made 14 saves on the afternoon. Carnegie Mellon (8-2-1) junior keeper Maya Nigrosh (Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy) made nine saves.

The Generals return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Guilford for a match at 4:00 pm

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
CMU - Merry McConnochie

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) - 118:11, 1GA, 14 saves
Maya Nigrosh (CMU) 118:11, 0GA, 9 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 18 shots, 4 corner kicks, 14 saves, 8 fouls
CMU - 18 shots, 5 corner kicks, 9 saves, 8 fouls


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS HOLLINS, 5-2

ROANOKE, VA. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team scored three first half goals and cruised to a 5-2 victory at Hollins (2-8-1, 1-7-1 ODAC) on Wednesday afternoon.

Junior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) tallied two goals for W&L. The goals were the first two of the season for the co-captain. Senior midfielders Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) and Drew Powers (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) and freshman forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) all tallied one goal.

Bidwell also tallied two assists on the afternoon. Sophomore forwards Susannah Hewlett (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) and Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) added one assist each.

W&L (9-2, 8-1 ODAC) freshman goalkeepers Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) and Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) each played 45 minutes in goal.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Carnegie-Mellon at 3:30 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jenny Thomas (2), Kate Bidwell, Maggie Hope, Drew Powers
HU - Caroline Sims, Emily Fielder

ASSISTS
W&L - Susannah Hewlett, Fontaine Marcoux, Kate Bidwell (2)
HU - Emily Fielder, Sara Beth Higgins

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 0 saves
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 2GA, 2 saves
Lauren McKee (HU) 55:00, 3GA, 5 saves
Sherrie Slocomb (HU) 35:00, 2GA, 13 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 28 shots, 15 corner kicks, 2 saves, 4 fouls
HU - 4 shots, 18 saves, 3 fouls


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER TURNS BACK FERRUM, 7-0

LEXINGTON, VA. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team scored a season-high seven goals as it defeated Ferrum, 7-0, on the Liberty Hall Fields on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) and senior midfielder Drew Powers (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) each tallied two goals for the Generals. Sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac), freshman forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and freshman midfielder Ginny Helms (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) all recorded one goal on the afternoon.

Junior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) dished out two assists for the Generals. Her second came on a flip throw-in that was headed in by Powers. Senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) and freshman midfielder Alison Irvin (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) both tallied one assist.

W&L (8-2) freshmen goalkeepers Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey) and Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) each played 45 minutes to combine for the shutout. Ferrum (1-8) senior goalkeeper Tara Bell (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) made 10 saves on the afternoon.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they travel Hollins for a game at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Heather Coleman (2), Drew Powers (2), Fontaine Marcoux, Maggie Hope, Ginny Helms

ASSISTS
W&L - Jenny Thomas (2), Kate Bidwell, Alison Irvin

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 0 saves
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 1 save
Tara Bell (FC) 90:00, 7 GA, 9 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 19 shots, 3 corner kicks, 1 saves, 2 fouls
FC - 2 shots, 9 saves, 1 foul


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS EMORY & HENRY, 4-0

EMORY, VA. -- Four different Washington and Lee women's soccer players scored goals on Wednesday afternoon as the Generals defeated Emory & Henry, 4-0.

Freshman forward Maggie Hope (Charolotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) scored the Generals first goal off an assist from sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) eight minutes into the contest. It was Hope's third goal in as many games. W&L took a 2-0 lead just one minute later as Marcoux tallied an
unassisted goal. Sophomore midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) made the score 3-0 as she scored at the 16:00 mark off an assist from senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia).

Bidwell tallied her team-high seventh goal of the season at the 82:00 mark for W&L's final goal of the afternoon. Hope recorded the assist.

W&L (7-2, 7-1 ODAC) freshman goalkeeper Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) saw her first action this season and made two saves in the first 45 minutes of action. Freshman Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made two saves in the second half. Emory & Henry (2-8-1, 0-6-1 ODAC) goalkeeper Melissa Berry made nine saves in playing the entire game.

W&L returns to action when it hosts Ferrum on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Maggie Hope, Fontaine Marcoux, Heather Coleman, Kate Bidwell

ASSISTS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux, Kate Bidwell, Maggie Hope

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 2 saves
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 2 saves
Melissa Berry (E&H) 90:00, 4GA, 9 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 27 shots, 15 corner kicks, 4 saves, 4 fouls
E&H - 5 shots, 0 corner kicks, 9 saves, 6 fouls


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team had its six game winning streak snapped on Sunday afternoon as it lost to North Carolina Wesleyan on the Liberty Hall Fields, 2-1.

W&L scored the game's first goal at the 9:36 mark as freshman forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) headed in a cross from sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac). For Hope, it was her second goal in as many days. It was also Marcoux's team-leading eighth assist.

The Battling Bishops (6-3-1) tied the game at 1-1 at the 37:40 mark as junior forward Kristi McGuire (Marlboro, Md./Frederick Douglas) scored off an assist from junior defender Katie Hodge (Newport News, Va./Warwick).

NCWC scored the game-winner with 74:47 gone by as junior midfielder Caitlin Sanderson (Neptune, N.J./St. Rose) tallied a goal off a pass from senior midfielder Jill Fulton (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road).

W&L (6-2, 6-1 ODAC) freshman goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) recorded six saves while Bishop goalkeeper Rachael Whicker (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) tallied five saves.

W&L will return to action when it travels to Emory & Henry for a match on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Maggie Hope
NCWC - Kristi McGuire, Caitlin Sanderson

ASSISTS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux
NCWC - Katie Hodge, Jill Fulton

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 2GA, 6 saves
Rachael Whicker (NCWC) 90:00, 1GA, 5 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 7 corner kicks, 6 saves, 5 fouls
NCWC - 14 shots, 5 corner kicks, 5 saves, 4 fouls


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee freshman forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) scored her first collegiate goal with 2:01 remaining in the first overtime period to lead the Generals to their sixth consecutive victory. It is W&L's longest winning streak since opening the 1998 season with six straight wins.

Hope scored her goal after Virginia Wesleyan freshman goalkeeper Sabrina Hurczyn (Bristol, Conn./Bristol Eastern) tried to clear the ball from just outside the box. However, her attempt deflected off Hope and rolled into the goal.

W&L (6-1, 6-1 ODAC), which was the eighth ranked team in the South Region this week, saw freshman goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) make five saves on the afternoon. Hurczyn made seven saves for the Marlins (7-3, 4-1), who lost for the first time in conference play this season and were the sixth ranked team in the South Region this week.

The Generals outshot the Marlins, 12-6.

W&L returns to action on Sunday afternoon when it hosts North Carolina Wesleyan, the fifth ranked team in the South Region, at 2:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Maggie Hope

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 102:59, 0GA, 5 saves
Sabrina Hurczyn (VWC) 102:59, 1 GA, 7 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 12 shots, 4 corner kicks, 5 saves, 5 fouls, 3 offsides
VWC - 6 shots, 3 corner kicks, 7 saves, 13 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER HANDS SWEET BRIAR 4-0 LOSS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team outshot Sweet Briar, 37-0, but managed only four goals in a 4-0 victory on Monday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields. It was W&L's fifth consecutive victory.

Senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) opened the scoring just 57 seconds into the game when her cross from the left corner deflected off a Vixen defender and into the goal. For Bidwell, it was her sixth goal in as many games. Freshman midfielder Martha Allgood (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) gave the Generals a 2-0 lead at the 17:44 mark when she scored after sophomore forward Susannah Hewlett's (Charlottesville,Va./Charlottesville) shot deflected to her off the post.

W&L (5-1, 5-1 ODAC) put two more goals on the board in the second half. Freshman forward Caroline Francht (New Hope, Pa./Hun School) scored her first collegiate goal at the 55:04 mark off assists from sophomore midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) and junior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central). Freshman midfielder Ginny Helms (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) completed the scoring at 87:11 by scoring off a cross from freshman midfielder Romney Willson (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry).

Sweet Briar (2-7, 0-4 ODAC) goalkeeper Lesley Warner (Gillett, Pa./Troy) made 13 saves on the afternoon. W&L freshman goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) did not face a shot on the afternoon.

The Generals will be back in action this weekend when they host Virginia Wesleyan at 1:00 pm on Saturday and North Carolina Wesleyan at 2:00 pm on Sunday.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kate Bidwell, Martha Allgood, Caroline Francht, Ginny Helms

ASSISTS
W&L - Susannah Hewlett, Jenny Thomas, Heather Coleman, Romney Willson

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 0 saves
Lesley Warner (SC) 90:00, 4GA, 13 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 37 shots, 17 corner kicks, 0 fouls, 7 offsides
SC - 0 shots, 0 corner kicks, 13 saves, 2 fouls


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER KNOCKS OFF RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE, 4-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team won its fourth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon as it defeated Randolph-Macon Woman's College 4-1 on the Liberty Hall Fields.

Senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) put the Generals on the board at the 9:06 mark when she scored her fifth goal in as many games off an assist from sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac). W&L put its second goal on the board when sophomore forward Susannah Hewlett (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) scored her first goal of the season off an assist from Marcoux.

The Generals put two more goals on the board in the second half. Hewlett tallied her second goal of the afternoon at the 57:49 mark off an assist from senior midfielder Drew Powers (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School). The WildCats would get on the board with 73:16 gone by when junior midfielder Lindsay Kinsler (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) converted a penalty kick. Marcoux completed the scoring when she scored her fourth goal of the season with 79:22 gone by. Freshman forward Caroline Francht (New Hope, Pa./Hun School) recorded the assist.

W&L freshman goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made two saves, while WildCat sophomore goalkeeper Amy Dameron (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) notched 14 saves.

W&L outshot RMWC, 31-3 in the contest.

The Generals will be back in action on Monday when they host Sweet Briar at 4:30 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kate Bidwell, Susannah Hewlett (2), Fontaine Marcoux
RMWC - Lindsay Kinsler

ASSISTS
W&L - Fonatine Marcoux (2), Drew Powers, Caroline Francht

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 2 saves, 1GA
Amy Dameron (RMWC) 90:00, 14 saves, 4GA

TEAM STATS
W&L - 31 shots, 4 corner kicks, 2 saves, 15 fouls (Kelley Zagol, Yellow Card)
RMWC - 3 shots, 1 penalty kick, 14 saves, 9 fouls


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER HANDS BRIDGEWATER FIRST LOSS OF SEASON, 4-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team scored four first half goals en route to a 4-1 victory over previously undefeated Bridgewater on the Liberty Hall Fields on Tuesday afternoon.

The Generals (3-1, 3-1 ODAC) fell behind early as Eagle sophomore forward Diana Bolard (Sykesville, Md./South Carroll) scored just 8:02 into the game off an assist from junior forward Sarah Pritchett (Wolftown, Va./St.Anne's Belfield).

W&L responded when senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) scored her fourth goal of the season at the 17:15 mark. Sophomore Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) the reigning ODAC Player of the Week, then put two goals on the board in less than three minutes. She tallied her first goal off an assist from freshman defender Romney Willson (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) with 28:25 gone by in the first half. Marcoux then beat the Bridgewater goalkeeper at the 31:10 mark for her second goal of the game. Sophomore midfielder Meghan Hayde (Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony) scored her first goal of the season with 33:34 gone by in the first half to close out the scoring.

Freshman goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made seven saves to earn her third consecutive victory. Bridgewater (5-1, 3-1 ODAC) sophomore goalkeeper Ashleigh Lewis (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) made six saves.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they host Randolph-Macon Woman's College at 11:00 am.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kate Bidwell, Fontaine Marcoux (2), Meghan Hayde
BC - Diana Boland

ASSISTS
W&L - Romney Willson, Ginny Helms
BC - Sarah Pritchett

GOALKEEPERS
W&L - Emily Barker: 90:00, 7 saves, 1GA
BC - Ashleigh Lewis: 90:00, 6 saves, 4GA

TEAM STATS
W&L - 18 shots, 4 corner kicks, 7 saves, 11 fouls, 3 offsides
BC - 12 shots, 8 corner kicks, 6 saves, 6 fouls


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER KNOCKS OFF EASTERN MENNONITE, 3-2

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team won its second consecutive game as it defeated Eastern Mennonite on Saturday afternoon, 3-2.

The Generals fell behind early as Becky Yoder scored in the 29th minute of action. W&L tied the game at 1-1 one less than two minutes later as sophomore midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) scored off assists from sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) and sophomore defender Meghan Hayde (Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony). The Royals took a 2-1 lead at halftime as Julie Kauffman scored in the 36th minute.

Senior midfielder Drew Powers (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) tied the game in the 48th minute as she scored her first goal of the season off an assist from Marcoux. Senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) scored the game-winner six minutes into the second half off an assist from Marcoux. It was the thrid goal of the season for Bidwell. The three assists for Marcoux tied a school-record for assists in a game. She also accomplished the feat against Ferrum last season.

Freshman goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made two saves to earn her second consecutive win.

The Generals return to action Tuesday when they host Bridgewater at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Heather Coleman, Drew Powers, Kate Bidwell
EMU - Becky Yoder, Julie Kauffman

ASSISTS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux (3), Meghan Hayde
EMU - Jennifer Moray, Becky Yoder

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 2GA, 2 saves
Rochelle Yoder (EMU) 90:00, 3 GA, 5 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 14 shots, 2 saves, 11 fouls, 7 corner kicks
EMU - 14 shots, 5 saves, 3 fouls, 9 corner kicks


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTCHES FIRST VICTORY OF 2001 SEASON

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team won its first game of the 2001 season as it defeated host Randolph-Macon, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon.

The Generals got on the board quickly as freshman midfielder Martha Allgood (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) scored her first collegiate goal off an assist from sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) with 2:38 gone by in the first half. Marcoux, W&L's leading scorer last season, tallied her first goal of the 2001 campaign 10:09 into the game as she put home a shot off an assist from sophomore defender Meghan Hayde (Massapequa Park, N.Y./St. Anthony) and the Generals took a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) put the game out of reach by scoring her second goal of the season off a free-kick with 84:15 gone by. Randolph-Macon avoided the shutout as Allison Picarde scored with 1:56 to play.

Freshman goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Portsmouth Abbey) earned her first collegiate victory by making five saves for W&L.

The Generals return to action on Saturday as they travel to Eastern Mennonite for a game at 2:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Martha Allgood, Fontaine Marcoux, Kate Bidwell
RMC - Allison Picarde

ASSISTS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux, Meghan Hayde
RMC - Lisa Weitzel

GOALKEEPERS
W&L - Emily Barker, 90:00, 1GA, 5 saves
RMC - Carrie Preston, 90:00, 3GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 29 shots, 4 corner kicks, 5 saves
RMC - 11 shots, 8 corner kicks, 10 saves


LYNCHBURG DEFEATS W&L, 4-1, IN WOMEN'S SOCCER (9/7)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team dropped its opening game of the 2001 season, 4-1, to Lynchburg on Friday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

In a rematch of last year's ODAC Championship game, Lynchburg got on the board first at the 19:10 mark when junior forward Nicole Wisniewski's (Berlin, N.J./Bishop Eustace) left-footed shot found the back of the net for the only goal of the first-half.

The Hornets (2-0-1, 1-0 ODAC) put the game away in the middle of the second-half as senior forward Suzanne Weller (Richmond, Va./Cazenovia (N.Y.)) scored in the 59th minute and junior midfielder Heather Voss (Richmond, Va./Monacan) scored less than three minutes later. Sophomore midfielder Kat Stuart (Richmond, Va./Home School) scored Lynchburg's fourth goal in the 87th minute.

Senior midfielder Kate Bidwell (Pensacola, Fla./Escambia) scored W&L's (0-1, 0-1 ODAC) first goal of the season with under two minutes to play off an assist from sophomore forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac).

The Generals will be back in action on Tuesday, as they travel to Randolph-Macon for a 4:00 pm match.

GOALS
LC - Nicole Wisniewski, Suzanne Weller, Heather Voss, Kat Stuart
W&L - Kate Bidwell

ASSISTS
LC - Jessica Petykowski, Erin Steeper, Suzanne Weller, Heather Voss
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux

GOALTENDING
LC - Brooke Richardson, 1 GA, 4 Saves, 90:00
W&L - Emily Baker, 4 GA, 8 Saves, 90:00

TEAM STATS
LC - 19 shots, 9 corners, 4 saves, 14 fouls (Wisniewski, Yellow Card)
W&L - 8 shots, 1 corner, 8 saves, 3 fouls

-- GENERALS --