W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS, 1-0, TO UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-DALLAS

RICHARDSON, Texas. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team fell, 1-0, to the University of Texas at Dallas in an NCAA South Region semifinal match on Saturday evening in Richardson, Texas.

The Comets (16-3-2) broke a 0-0 deadlock at the 80:30 mark when Kristin Andrews headed in a cross from Stephanie Scarfone. With the win, UT-D advances to tomorrow's regional final where they will host Trinity University (Texas).

For the match, UT-D held a 12-6 edge in shots.

In the W&L goal, sophomore Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) turned back six shots. Katie Johnson made three saves for the Comets.

With the loss, the 14th-ranked Generals wrap up their season with a program-record 17 wins against two losses and three ties. This season, W&L won its first-ever ODAC Championship and appeared in its first NCAA Tournament.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
UT-D - Kristin Andrews

ASSISTS
W&L - None
UT-D - Stephanie Scarfone

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 1 GA, 6 saves
Katie Johnson (UT-D) 90:00, 0 GA, 0 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 5 corner kicks, 6 saves, 9 fouls, 1 offside
UT-D - 12 shots, 4 corner kicks, 3 saves, 9 fouls, 1 offside


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DOWNS GREENSBORO, 2-0, IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee pushed its unbeaten streak to 20-straight with a 2-0 win over Greensboro in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament at the Liberty Hall Fields on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals (17-1-3) took a 1-0 lead just 9:45 into the match as junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac School) took a feed from sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and found the back of the net.

Neither team could manage much offense on the muddy pitch until junior midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) headed in a flip throw-in by senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) at the 80:47 mark to provide the final margin.

Sophomore goaltender Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) played a majority of the time in goal (87:50) for the Generals, posting one save. Senior goaltender Adrienne Buttino (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz) notched four saves in goal for the Pride (10-10).

With the win, W&L advances to the South Region Semifinal where it will face tournament-host University of Texas-Dallas on Saturday at 7:30 pm CST in Dallas, Texas. Should the Generals win, they would play on Sunday at 5:00 pm CST.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux (1), Heather Coleman (1)
GC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Maggie Hope (1), Jenny Thomas (1)
GC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 87:50, 0 GA, 1 save
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 2:10, 0 GA, 0 saves
Adrienne Buttino (GC) 90:00, 2 GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 7 corner kicks, 1 save, 3 fouls, 1 offside
GC - 3 shots, 1 corner kicks, 4 saves, 5 fouls, 1 offside


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER WINS FIRST-EVER ODAC CHAMPIONSHIP

SALEM, Va. -- The 14th-ranked Washington and Lee women's soccer team claimed its first-ever ODAC Championship on Saturday afternoon in Salem, Va. After playing 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute sudden-victory overtime periods with Lynchburg, the match was decided on penalty kicks, where W&L held a 5-4 advantage. With the victory, the Generals advance to the NCAA Division III National Championships for the first time in school history.

In the first half of play, W&L (15-1-4) held advantages of 4-3 in shots, and 4-2 in corner kicks. The Hornets bounced back in the second half, controlling the ball and outshooting the Generals, 9-2.

When neither team was able to put the ball in the net through the two extra sessions, the match came down to penalty kicks. Both teams converted on their first three opportunites. However, on the Hornets' fourth attempt, W&L sophomore goaltender Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made a diving stop. Tied at 4-4 and with one more try to win, freshman defender Heather Rogers (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School) converted, giving the Generals the 2002 ODAC Championship.

For the afternoon, Barker turned back six of the Hornets' shots.

In the Lynchburg net, Erin Johnson made four saves. The three-time defending ODAC champion Hornets are now 14-3-5 overall.

Four members of the Generals squad were named to the All-Tournament team. Junior sweeper Meghan Hayde (Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony), sophomores Barker and midfielder Romney Willson (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry), and freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) received honors for their play.

W&L now waits for Sunday evening when it will learn who it will be playing in the first round of the NCAA's.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
LC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - None
LC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 110:00, 0 GA, 6 saves
Erin Johnson (LC) 110:00, 0 GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 5 corner kicks, 7 saves, 4 fouls, 1 offside
LC - 13 shots, 6 corner kicks, 4 saves, 10 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER IN ODAC FINAL WITH 2-1 WIN OVER VA. WESLEYAN

SALEM, Va. -- The 14th-ranked Washington and Lee women's soccer team earned a berth to the ODAC Championship match and established a new school-record for victories with their 15th win in a 2-1 win over Virginia Wesleyan on Friday afternoon in Salem, Va.

Virginia Wesleyan opened the scoring when Marybeth Shanks scored off assists from Morgan Gunn and Julia Green. But, less than three minutes later, the Generals evened the score when a Virginia Wesleyan player headed senior Jenny Thomas' (High Point, N.C./Central) flip-throw into her own net at the 74:53 mark.

Then, with just 3:21 remaining before the teams would head into overtime, junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) scored the game-winner off a pass from senior defender Lindsey Duran (Colleyville, Texas/Fort Worth Day).

Sophomore Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made eight saves in the W&L net. Marlins netminder Laura Wiederwax turned back four shots.

With the win, W&L avenged its lone loss of the season, a 1-0 decision it dropped in its first match on September 7 in Norfolk, Va.

The Generals will play Lynchburg on Saturday at 1:30 pm for the ODAC Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. On September 18, W&L tied the Hornets, 1-1, in Lynchburg, Va.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - VWC own-goal, Fontaine Marcoux
VWC - Marybeth Shanks

ASSISTS
W&L - Lindsey Duran
VWC - Morgan Gunn, Julia Green

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 1 GA, 8 saves
Laura Wiederwax (VWC) 90:00, 2 GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 2 corner kicks, 8 saves, 3 fouls, 0 offsides
VWC - 14 shots, 4 corner kicks, 4 saves, 8 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS BRIDGEWATER, 2-0, IN FIRST ROUND OF ODAC'S

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team tied the 1997 squad's team-record for wins in a season as they registered their 14th victory on Saturday, 2-0, against Bridgewater in a first round ODAC Tournament match at the Liberty Hall Fields.

Sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart) headed in fellow class- and position-mate Maggie Hope's (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) cross to break a 0-0 deadlock at the 49:32 mark. Senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) also registered an assist on the play. W&L (14-1-3), which held a 22-4 edge in shots, scored its second goal at 82:29 when freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) scored by striking a loose ball into the Eagles' net after Thomas flip-threw it into the BC box.

In the W&L net, sophomore Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made two saves for her fifth shutout of the season. Bridgewater (9-7-2) senior Julianne Blevins (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) made eleven saves for the Eagles in 85 minutes of action. Michelle Urrutia (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) relieved her for the final five minutes, posting two saves.

The Generals will play in the ODAC Semifinals for the 14th straight season on Friday when they play second-seeded Virginia Wesleyan at Roanoke. The time of the match has not yet been determined.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Molly Plummer, Gina Von Sternberg
BC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Maggie Hope, Jenny Thomas
BC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 0 GA, 2 saves
Julianne Blevins (BC) 85:08, 2 GA, 11 saves
Michelle Urrutia (BC) 4:52, 0 GA, 2 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 22 shots, 5 corner kicks, 2 saves, 11 fouls, 2 offsides
BC - 4 shots, 0 corner kicks, 13 saves, 7 fouls, 0 offsides


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

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) and sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) each scored two goals to lead Washington and Lee to a 4-0 win over Goucher in women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

Hope scored the game's first two goals off assists from sophomore defender Kelley Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and junior midfielder Meghan Hayde (Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony's).

Coleman then recorded her two goals off of assists from freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) and senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central).

Sophomore goalkeepers Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey) and Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) split time in goal for the Generals (13-1-3), who outshot Goucher, 40-2, in the contest.

Sophomore Tara Haag (Bethesda, Md./Bullis School) played all 90 minutes in goal for the Golphers (0-14-2), making 14 saves.

The win ended Washington and Lee's regular season. The Generals will be back in action on Sat., Nov. 2, in the ODAC Tournament. W&L will host a first round tournament game against a yet-to-be-determined opponent at a time to be announced.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Heather Coleman (2), Maggie Hope (2)
GC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Meghan Hayde (1), Gina Von Sternberg (1), Jenny Thomas (1), Kelley Zagol (1)
GC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 0 saves
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 0 saves
Tara Haag (GC) 90:00, 4 GA, 14 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 40 shots, 14 corner kicks, 0 saves, 3 fouls, 0 offsides
GC - 2 shots, 1 corner kick, 14 saves, 4 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER HOLDS OFF SAVANNAH ART & DESIGN, 2-1, IN OVERTIME

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) scored with 45 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the Washington and Lee women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Savannah College of Art & Design on Saturday at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals (12-1-3) opened up a 1-0 advantage 29:28 into the match when freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) scored off an assist from fellow freshman midfielder Kerry Giblin (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands).

Trailing 1-0 with less than five minutes to play, the Bees (7-7-1) converted a W&L turnover into their lone goal at the 86:41 mark when freshman midfielder Lindy Krakowiak's (East Amherst, N.Y./Clarence Central) shot found the back of the Generals' net.

The score remained knotted for the rest of regulation and into the second overtime until sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) assisted on Thomas' game-winner.

Sophomore goalie Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) made one save in the W&L net, while sophomore Emily Bohart (Cincinatti, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy) turned back eight shots for the Bees.

W&L will be back on the pitch again on Sunday when it plays host to Goucher for a 2:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Gina Von Sternberg, Jenny Thomas
SCAD - Lindy Krakowiak

ASSISTS
W&L - Kerry Giblin, Maggie Hope
SCAD - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 109:15, 1 GA, 1 save
Emily Bohart (SCAD) 109:15, 2 GA, 8 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 24 shots, 14 corner kicks, 1 save, 4 fouls, 1 offside
SCAD - 4 shots, 1 corner kick, 8 saves, 10 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CHOWAN, 2-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team ran its undefeated streak to 14 games and upped its record to 11-1-3 overall with a 2-0 win over Chowan this Sunday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

Sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart) put the Generals (11-1-3) on the board 9:05 into the first half when she headed in freshman midfielder Kerry Giblin's (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands) rebound. W&L scored its second goal at the 27:39 mark when sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) finished a give-and-go with junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac).

For the afternoon, W&L outshot Chowan (6-8), 22-7, and held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Sophomore goalies Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) and Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) each played 45 minutes in the Generals' net, combining on the shutout. For the Braves, junior goaltender Meagan Deitchman (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) made six saves after relieving injured freshman Emily Wartham (Colonial Heights, Va./Colonial Heights) in the 25th minute.

The Generals will take the pitch again on Saturday when they host Savannah College of Art & Design for a 3:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Molly Plummer, Maggie Hope
CC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Kerry Giblin, Fontaine Marcoux
CC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 1 save
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 2 saves
Emily Wartham (CC) 25:45, 1 GA, 0 saves
Meagan Deitchman (CC) 64:15, 1 GA, 6 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 22 shots, 7 corner kicks, 3 saves, 5 fouls, 3 offsides
CC - 7 shots, 0 corner kicks, 6 saves, 2 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER BATTLES BRIDGEWATER TO 1-1 TIE

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team tied Bridgewater, 1-1, after 90 minutes of regulation and two overtimes on Saturday in Bridgewater, Va.

Sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart) staked the Generals (10-1-3, 8-1-2) to a 1-0 lead when she scored off an assist from junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) at the 26:59 mark.

Just 2:26 into the second half, the Eagles (7-4-3, 5-2-2) evened the contest at 1-1 when Sandy Lagana scored off a pass from Jenna Shoaf.

Despite outshooting Bridgewater, 15-2, and holding a 10-2 advantage in corners, W&L was unable to break the deadlock.

Sophomore goalie Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) logged all 110 minutes in the Generals' goal, making one save. Julianne Blevins had eight saves for BC.

W&L will be in action again on Sunday afternoon when it hosts Chowan for 2:00 pm match on the Liberty Hall Fields.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Molly Plummer
BC - Sandy Lagana

ASSISTS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux
BC - Jenna Shoaf

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 110:00, 1 GA, 1 save
Julianne Blevins (BC) 110:00, 1 GA, 8 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 15 shots, 10 corner kicks, 1 save, 11 fouls, 1 offside
BC - 2 shots, 2 corner kicks, 8 saves, 9 fouls, 1 offside

 


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER HOLDS OFF EASTERN MENNONITE, 3-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart) scored two goals and had one assist as the Washington and Lee women's soccer team defeated Eastern Mennonite, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

Plummer scored the first of her two goals at 34:11 when she gathered the ball inside the Royals' 18-yard line and fired a shot into the back of the net. The Generals (10-1-2, 8-1-1) then took a 2-0 lead at the 42:45 mark when Plummer dropped the ball back to freshman midfielder Kerry Giblin (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands), whose shot evaded EMU's junior goaltender Rochelle Yoder (Normal, Ill./Normal).

EMU (9-3-2, 6-2-1) scored its lone goal less than five minutes (49:44) into the second half off a shot by sophomore forward Audra Baker (Lebanon, Ore./Western Mennonite). However, W&L answered at 59:55 when Plummer scored off an assist from junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac).

In the W&L net, sophomore Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) logged 90 minutes, making two saves for the victory. For the Royals, Yoder had three saves.

W&L's next match is this Saturday when it travels to Bridgewater for a 2:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Molly Plummer (2), Kerry Giblin (1)
EMU - Audra Baker

ASSISTS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux, Molly Plummer
EMU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 2 saves
Rochelle Yoder (EMU) 90:00, 3GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 13 shots, 6 corner kicks, 2 saves, 5 fouls, 6 offsides
EMU - 6 shots, 6 corner kick, 3 saves, 5 fouls, 1 offside

 


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER KNOCKS OFF ROANOKE, 4-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) scored off a cross from sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart) at 85:54 to lift the Washington and Lee women's soccer team to a 4-3 win over 19th-ranked Roanoke this Saturday on the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Maroons (10-2, 7-2) established a 2-0 first-half lead on goals by sophomore midfielder Jill Hoffmeister (Norfolk, Mass./Rivers) and freshman midfielder Taylor Howe (Winchester, Mass./Winchester). However, W&L battled back to tie the game, 2-2, before the half when Plummer assisted on senior defender Lindsey Duran's (Colleyville, Texas/Ft. Worth Country Day) goal at 37:29.

Roanoke struck again just 1:56 into the second half when Hoffmeister converted a W&L turnover into her second goal of the afternoon for a 3-2 advantage. The Generals again rallied from behind to tie the match at 3-3 when junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) corralled a loose ball in front of the RC goal and fired a shot into the back of the net at 79:32.

The score remained knotted at 3-3 until Thomas' game-winner.

Sophomore goalies Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) and Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) split the time in the Generals' net, with Pfeffer picking up the win. Freshman Jess Simmers (Downington, Pa./Villa Maria) logged all 90 minutes in the Roanoke net, making two saves.

W&L (9-1-2, 7-1-1) will be in action again this Wednesday when it hosts Eastern Mennonite for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kerry Giblin, Lindsey Duran, Fontaine Marcoux, Jenny Thomas
RC - Jill Hoffmeister (2), Taylor Howe

ASSISTS
W&L - Molly Plummer (3)
RC - Tiffany Jones

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 2GA, 0 saves
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 1GA, 4 saves
Jess Simmers (RC) 90:00, 4GA, 2 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 19 shots, 12 corner kicks, 4 saves, 13 fouls, 1 offside
RC - 11 shots, 6 corner kick, 2 saves, 9 fouls, 0 offsides

 


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER OUTLASTS RANDOLPH-MACON, 3-2, IN OVERTIME

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) settled a loose ball off a corner kick and shot it into the Randolph-Macon net 1:30 into the second overtime to lift the Washington and Lee women's soccer team to a 3-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

After the Generals (8-1-2, 6-1-1 ODAC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute on a goal by freshman midfielder Kerry Giblin (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands), the Yellow Jackets responded with goals by freshman midfielder Kara Shapiro (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) at 52:14 and junior midfielder Leanna Van Osten (Winchester, Va./Sherando) at 64:46 for a 2-1 lead.

Despite allowing more than one goal for the first time all season, W&L bounced back to tie the game when sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) scored off a Giblin pass at the 68:40 mark to tie the game at 2-2.

Though W&L outshot Randolph-Macon by a 25-8 margin, the game remained deadlocked for the rest of the second half and through the first overtime until Marcoux's game-winner.

Sophomore goalie Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) logged all 101:30 in the W&L goal, upping her record to 6-0-2 for the season. Randolph-Macon (4-7, 3-5 ODAC) sophomore goalie Leslie John (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) made six stops for the Yellow Jackets.

W&L takes the pitch again this Saturday at 11:00 am when it hosts Roanoke College for a showdown between the second and fifth place teams in the ODAC.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kerry Giblin, Maggie Hope, Fontaine Marcoux
R-MC - Kara Shapiro, Leanna Van Osten

ASSISTS
W&L - Alison Irvin, Kerry Giblin
R-MC - Leanna Van Osten

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 101:30, 2GA, 0 saves
Leslie John (R-MC) 101:30, 3GA, 6 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 25 shots, 7 corner kicks, 0 saves, 8 fouls, 1 offside
R-MC - 8 shots, 1 corner kick, 6 saves, 6 fouls, 1 offside


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER HANDLES GUILFORD, 8-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) tallied two goals and an assist as the Washington and Lee women's soccer team defeated Guilford, 8-1, in an ODAC match on Saturday on the Liberty Hall Fields pitch. With the assist, Marcoux surpassed Karin Treese ('99) as W&L's all-time leader in assists with 24.

Led by sophomore forward Maggie Hope's (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) two goals, the Generals (7-1-2, 5-1-1) jumped out to a 6-0 halftime lead.

The Quakers (6-5-1, 3-3) cut the W&L advantage to 6-1 just 29 seconds into the second half when sophomore midfielder Kimberly Mullen (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) intercepted a pass in the W&L half and slammed a shot into the back of the net. W&L bounced back as Marcoux and freshman defender Heather Rogers (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School) scored goals to provide the final 8-1 margin.

Sophomore goalies Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) and Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) each played 45 minutes in the Generals' net, combining to make three saves.

Freshman Danielle Brisotti (Island Park, N.Y./West Hempstead) and sophomore Rachel Chaffin (Winfield, W.Va./Winfield) split the time in the Guilford goal, each making five saves.

W&L will be in action again this Wednesday when it host Randolph-Macon for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Maggie Hope (2), Fontaine Marcoux (2), Susannah Hewlett (1), Molly Plummer (1), Heather Rogers (1), Jenny Thomas (1)
GC - Kimberly Mullen

ASSISTS
W&L - Heather Coleman, Fontaine Marcoux, Molly Plummer, Heather Rogers, Gina Von Sternberg
GC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 3 saves
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 1GA, 0 saves
Danielle Brisotti (GC) 45:00, 6GA, 5 saves
Rachel Chaffin (GC) 45:00, 2GA, 5 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 25 shots, 4 corner kicks, 3 saves, 4 fouls, 9 offsides
GC - 8 shots, 0 corner kicks, 10 saves, 7 fouls, 0 offsides

 


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DOWNS EMORY & HENRY, 8-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team outshot Emory & Henry, 51-0, en route to an 8-0 victory Wednesday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

Sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart) led the W&L charge with three goals. Freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) chipped in one goal and two assists, and sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) added a goal and an assist.

With the win, W&L ups its record to 6-1-2 (4-1-1 ODAC), including wins in its last five matches. Emory & Henry falls to 2-9 (0-6 ODAC) with the loss.

Sophomore goalies Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) and Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) each played 45 minutes in the Generals' net, combining on the shutout.

Freshman Mandi Pietrzyk (Vinton, Va./William Byrd) turned away 23 shots for the Wasps.

W&L will return to action this Saturday when it hosts Guilford for an 11:00 am match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Molly Plummer (3), Martha Allgood, Kerry Giblin, Maggie Hope, Fontaine Marcoux, Gina Von Sternberg
E&H - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Gina Von Sternberg (2), Kerry Giblin, Maggie Hope, Alison Irvin, Kelley Zagol
E&H - None

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 0 saves
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 0 saves
Mandi Pietrzyk (E&H) 90:00, 8GA, 23 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 51 shots, 11 corner kicks, 0 saves, 6 fouls, 5 offsides
E&H - 0 shots, 0 corner kicks, 23 saves, 5 fouls, 0 offsides

 


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER KNOCKS OFF NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN, 2-1

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) scored two goals to propel the Washington and Lee women's soccer team to victory over North Carolina Wesleyan, 2-1, Saturday in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Von Sternberg staked the Generals (5-1-2) to a 1-0 halftime lead when her shot, off a pass from sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), found the back of the Battling Bishops' net at 41:38.

The score remained 1-0 into the 83rd minute when North Carolina Wesleyan's (6-3) Camil Velazquez scored to even the contest at 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Hope again fed Von Sternberg whose goal made it 2-1, Generals.

In the Generals' net, sophomore goalie Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) logged 90 minutes, making one save to preserve the victory.

Rachael Whicker made five saves for the Battling Bishops, who were outshot by a 12-6 margin.

The Generals next match is at home on the Liberty Hall Fields this Wednesday at 4:00 pm when they host ODAC-rival Emory & Henry.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Gina Von Sternberg (2)
N.C. WC - Camil Velazquez

ASSISTS
W&L - Maggie Hope (2)
N.C. WC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 1 save
Rachael Whicker (N.C. WC) 2GA, 5 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 12 shots, 12 corner kicks, 1 save, 6 fouls, 0 offsides
N.C. WC - 6 shots, 6 corner kicks, 5 saves, 7 fouls, 0 offsides

 


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS WIN AT RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE, 5-0

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Five members of the Washington and Lee women's soccer team scored goals as the Generals upped their record to 4-1-2 (3-1-1 ODAC) by defeating ODAC-rival Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 5-0, Tuesday at Lynchburg, Va.

The Generals opened up a 3-0 halftime lead with goals coming from sophomore midfielder Romney Willson (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry), freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) and junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac).

Sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) added goals on the 47th and 80th minute to provide the final 5-0 margin.

Sophomore goalies Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) and Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) each saw 45 minutes of action in the W&L net, combining to make one save to record the team's third straight shutout.

Wildcats (4-4, 1-4 ODAC) goalie Amy Dameron recorded 13 saves for the afternoon.

The Generals return to action this Saturday when they travel to Rocky Mount, N.C. for a 12:00 pm match with North Carolina Wesleyan.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L -Romney Willson, Gina Von Sternberg, Fontaine Marcoux, Maggie Hope, Jenny Thomas
R-MWC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Gina Von Sternberg, Jenny Thomas, Kerry Giblin, Susannah Hewlett
R-MWC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 1 save
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 0 saves
Amy Dameron (R-MWC) 5GA, 13 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 31 shots, 12 corner kicks, 1 save, 2 fouls, 2 offsides
R-MWC - 3 shots, 1 corner kick, 13 saves, 2 fouls, 0 offsides

 


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER DOWNS GREENSBORO, 3-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team downed Greensboro, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

W&L (3-1-2) junior forward Susannah Hewlett (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) gave the Generals a 1-0 lead before the half when she scored at the 42:58 mark.

After the break, W&L made the score 2-0 when a Greensboro (2-3) player headed the ball into her own goal at 69:45. The goal was credited to sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart). Freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) provided the final 3-0 margin at 76:02 when she scored off a feed from junior midfielder Heather Coleman (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional).

Sophomore goaltender Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) logged 90 minutes in the Generals' goal, making six saves for the shutout. Senior netminder Adrienne Buttino (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz) stopped five shots for the Pride.

W&L will be back in action this Tuesday when it travels to Randolph-Macon Woman's College for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Susannah Hewlett, Molly Plummer, Gina Von Sternberg
GC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Heather Coleman
GC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 6 saves
Adrienne Buttino (GC) 3GA, 5 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 14 shots, 5 corner kicks, 6 saves, 7 fouls, 3 offsides
GC - 15 shots, 2 corner kicks, 5 saves, 5 fouls, 2 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS SECOND ODAC WIN BY DEFEATING HOLLINS, 12-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team defeated Hollins University, 12-0, in an ODAC match Saturday at Liberty Hall Fields.

Leading the way for W&L (2-1-2, 2-1-1 ODAC) was junior forward Fontaine Marcoux (Washington, D.C./Potomac) and senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) who each registered six points for the afternoon on two goals and two assists. In sum, eight different Generals scored goals.

In the Generals' net, sophomore goalies Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) and Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) combined for the shutout.

Three players logged time in Hollins' net (3-4, 0-4 ODAC). Freshman Holly Wilberger (Plano, Texas/Plano West), freshman Lindsay Lucas (Centerville, Va./Thomas Jefferson) and senior Sherrie Slocomb (Richmond, Va./Mililani) combined to turn back five shots.

The Generals return to the pitch on Sunday when they host Greensboro for a 1:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Fontaine Marcoux (2), Molly Plummer (2), Jenny Thomas (2), Romney Willson (2), Heather Coleman (1), Susannah Hewlett (1), Maggie Hope (1), Gina Von Sternberg (1)
HU - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Meghan Hayde (2), Susannah Hewlett (2), Fontaine Marcoux (2), Jenny Thomas (2)
HU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 1 Save
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0GA, 2 Saves
Holly Wilberger (HU) 13:30, 4GA, 2 Saves
Lindsay Lucas (HU) 41:30, 5GA, 1 Save
Sherrie Slocomb (HU) 3GA, 2 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 31 shots, 5 corner kicks, 3 saves, 9 fouls, 8 offsides
HU - 5 shots, 0 corner kicks, 5 saves, 5 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER TIES 13TH-RANKED LYNCHBURG, 1-1

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee fought 13th-ranked Lynchburg to a 1-1 tie in ODAC women's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The Hornets (3-2-2, 0-0-1) opened the scoring as junior Kat Stuart scored off an assist from senior Nicole Wisniewski at the 28:19 mark of the first half.

The Generals (1-1-2, 1-1-1) responded at the 53:08 mark of the second half as sophomore midfielder Alison Irvin (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) kicked in a loose ball in front of the net to knot the game at 1-1. From there, both teams would play the rest of regulation and two overtime periods scoreless for the tie.

Sophomore Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) played all 110 minutes in goal, making nine saves. LC sophomore Erin Johnson also went the distance in goal, posting four saves. The Hornets outshot the Generals by an 18-9 count and held an 8-2 advantage on corner kicks.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it hosts Hollins for a 1:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L -Alison Irvin
LC - Kat Stuart

ASSISTS
W&L - None
LC - Nicole Wisniewski

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 110:00, 1 GA, 9 Saves
Erin Johnson (LC) 110:00, 1 GA, 4 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 2 corner kicks, 9 saves, 10 fouls, 0 offsides
LC - 18 shots, 8 corner kicks, 4 saves, 7 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER TIES CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT, 1-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team tied Christopher Newport, 1-1, after two scoreless overtimes in non-conference action Saturday at the Liberty Hall Fields. W&L sophomore goalkeeper Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) saved a penalty shot by junior midfielder Shelley Rusnak (Arlington, Va./York) at the 82:26 mark to preserve the tie.

W&L (1-1-1) opened the scoring when senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) took a centering pass from freshman midfielder Kerry Giblin (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J./Northern Highlands) and found the back of the net at 40:23.

However, the Lady Captains (3-1-1) answered in the second half when freshman midfielder Ashleigh Dota (Woodbridge, Va./Hylton) made a long run into the Generals' territory and beat Barker for the goal.

The last scoring threat came when Rusnak was dropped in the Generals' box, setting up the penalty kick.

Barker made six saves in goal for the Generals, while CNU freshman netminder Erin Pollack (Midlothian, Va./Midlothian) made three saves.

The Generals return to the field on Wednesday when they travel to Lynchburg for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L -Jenny Thomas
CNU - Ashleigh Dota

ASSISTS
W&L - Kerry Giblin
CNU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 110:00, 1GA, 6 Saves
Erin Pollack (CNU) 110:00, 1GA, 3 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 8 corner kicks, 6 saves, 8 fouls, 1 offsides
CNU - 17 shots, 4 corner kicks, 3 saves, 10 fouls, 0 offsides


WASHINGTON AND LEE WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS SWEET BRIAR, 9-0, FOR FIRST WIN

AMHERST, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's soccer team evened its record at 1-1 overall and in the ODAC by defeating Sweet Briar, 9-0, in ODAC women's soccer action on Monday afternoon in Amherst, Va.

Sophomore defender Kelley Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) opened the scoring for the Generals as she took a flip throw-in from senior midfielder Jenny Thomas (High Point, N.C./Central) and found the back of the net in the third minute.

Sophomore forward Maggie Hope (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), Thomas, freshman midfielder Gina Von Sternberg (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) and sophomore forward Molly Plummer (New Orleans, La./Sacred Heart) also scored in the opening 45 minutes to stake the Generals to a 5-0 lead at the half.

Hope and Von Sternberg paced the W&L offense with two goals and one assist each, while Thomas tallied one goal and two assists.

Sophomore goalkeepers Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) and Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) combined on the shutout for W&L, who outshot SBC, 24-0, on the afternoon.

Sweet Briar (1-4, 0-2) senior goalkeeper Margaret Van Hook notched 10 saves in goal for the Vixens.

The Generals will be back in action on Saturday when they host Christopher Newport at 3:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Maggie Hope (2), Gina Von Sternberg (2), Susannah Hewlett (1), Alison Irvin (1), Molly Plummer (1), Jenny Thomas (1), Kelley Zagol (1)
SBC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Martha Allgood (2), Jenny Thomas (2), Maggie Hope (1), Molly Plummer (1), Gina Von Sternberg (1), Romney Wilson (1)
SBC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Margaret Van Hook (SBC) 90:00, 0 GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 24 shots, 14 corner kicks, 0 saves, 1 fouls, 11 offsides
SBC - 0 shots, 0 corner kicks, 10 saves, 2 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 1-0, IN SEASON-OPENER

NORFOLK, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan felled Washington and Lee, 1-0, in ODAC women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon in Norfolk, Va. With the loss, W&L drops to 0-1 on the season, while the Marlins improve to 3-0.

Virginia Wesleyan scored the lone goal at 31:18 of the first half when Merrie Tobler set up Megan Parris for the game winner. The Marlins, which avenged their overtime loss to the Generals last year on the Liberty Hall Fields, outshot W&L, 17-6.

Laura Wiederwax posted the shutout in net for Virginia Wesleyan, nabbing seven saves. Sophomores Abigail Pfeffer (Essex, Conn./Portsmouth Abbey School) and Emily Barker (Clifton, Va./Mount Vernon) split time in the Generals' goal, combining to make six saves.

The Generals return to the pitch Monday at 4:00 pm with another ODAC contest at Sweet Briar.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
VWC - Megan Parris

ASSISTS
W&L - None
VWC - Merrie Tobler

GOALKEEPERS
Abigail Pfeffer (W&L) 45:00, 1 GA, 3 saves
Emily Barker (W&L) 45:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves
Laura Wiederwax (VWC) 90:00, 0 GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 3 corner kicks, 6 saves, 6 fouls, 1 offside
VWC - 17 shots, 3 corner kicks, 4 saves, 18 fouls, 1 offside