September 23, 2009

W&L Field Hockey Stunned by No. 14 Lynchburg

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 14th-ranked Lynchburg field hockey team scored two goals in the game’s final four minutes to rally for a 3-2 win over Washington and Lee on Wednesday night at the W&L Turf Field.

W&L (1-4, 0-1 ODAC) took a 1-0 lead late in the first half when sophomore Annie Stevenson (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) scored off a feed from first-year Chelsea Stevenson (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest Academy) in the 33rd minute to give the Generals the lead at the break.

Following a goal from Lynchburg sophomore Kristina Morris (Stafford, Va./Mountain View) in the 40th minute that tied that game at 1-1, W&L took a 2-1 lead in the 49th minute when Chelsea Stevenson found sophomore Lindsey Edmonds (St. Louis, Mo./Villa Duchesne) in front of the cage for the Generals’ second goal of the contest.

W&L was poised to post its first win over Lynchburg since 2005 before the Hornets (6-2, 2-0) scored a pair of goals late in the second period to escape with the win. LC sophomore Jordan Warrington (Ocean View, Del./Indian River) tied the game at 2-2 on an unassisted goal following a timeout at the 66:20 mark and senior Allie Weir (Richmond, Va./James River) scored the game-winner off a feed from Warrington with just two minutes remaining.

Senior Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) made eight saves for the Generals and senior Grace McGee (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. McKellam) added one defensive save. Senior Sarah Cates (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) made five saves for the Hornets, while senior Samantha Marano (Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney) contributed one defensive save.

The Generals return to action on Friday when they host Randolph-Macon at 6:00 pm.

AGATE

Scoring Summary:
W&L - Annie Stevenson (Chelsea Stevenson); 33:22
LC - Kristina Morris; 40:39
W&L - Lindsey Edmonds (Chelsea Stevenson); 49:53
LC - Jordan Warrington; 66:20
LC - Allie Weir (Jordan Warrington); 68:00

Goalkeeping:
W&L - Caroline Habliston; 70:00, 8 saves, 3 GA
LC - Sarah Cates; 70:00, 5 saves, 2 GA

Team Stats:
W&L - 11 shots, 5 penalty corners, 9 saves
LC - 18 shots, 8 penalty corners, 6 saves

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