September 18, 2009

W&L Field Hockey Downed by No. 17 Christopher Newport

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team fell behind No. 17 Christopher Newport 3-0 in the first half en route to falling by a final score of 4-1 on Friday evening.

CNU (4-2) senior Kim Tomlin gave the Captains a 1-0 lead just 3:58 into the game when she tallied the first of her two scores of the game. CNU extended its lead to 2-0 when junior Kylie Cale notched an unassisted goal in the 13th minute, then scored its final goal of the first half on an unassisted tally by junior Taylor Harnell in the 19th minute.

Neither team found the cage in the second half until Tomlin tallied her second goal of the contest with 15:01 remaining in the game.

W&L (1-2) senior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. Johns) scored the Generals’ only goal with just 16 seconds remaining to account for the final tally of 4-1. With the goal, she is now two goals away from becoming W&L’s all-time leader in goals scored.

Senior goalkeeper Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens & St. Agnes) made 18 saves for W&L and senior Grace McGee (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. McKellam) added one defensive save as CNU outshot the Generals 30-6. Senior Emma Stout made four saves for CNU. The Captains also held an 11-3 advantage in penalty corners.

Washington and Lee returns to action when it takes on Catholic on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

--GENERALS--