LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team raced
out to a 3-0 halftime lead en route to defeating Randolph-Macon,
4-1, on Friday night at the W&L Turf Field.
Senior Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) put W&L up 1-0 when she scored following a pass from classmate Alex Caritis (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) just 29 seconds into the contest.
The Generals (2-4, 1-1 ODAC) quickly made it 2-0 when Caritis tallied her first goal of the game off a feed from senior Grace McGee (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. McKellam) at the 1:26 mark. Caritis scored again with 54 seconds remaining in the first half following an assist from junior Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) to give W&L a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Randolph-Macon (0-8, 0-2) got on the board in the 37th minute when senior Caitlin Titsworth (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) made good on a penalty stroke to put the score at 3-1.
The Generals’ last goal came with 15 seconds remaining in the game when first-year Ann Burton Gerhardt (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) scored unassisted.
Senior Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) played the entire game in the cage for W&L and came up with eight saves as the Yellow Jackets held an 11-5 advantage in penalty corners. McGee added a defensive save for W&L, while Caritis finished with an assist and a pair of goals.
For RMC, junior Kortney McLaughlin (New Castle, Del./William Penn) started in goal and played the first half. She allowed three goals and made three saves. First-year Maggie Liebowitz (Charlottesville, Va./St. Mary’s) played the second half in the cage and allowed one goal while making four saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it takes on Sweet Briar at 1:00 pm.
W&L - Sallie Armstrong (Alex Caritis); 00:29
W&L - Alex Caritis (Grace McGee); 1:26
W&L - Alex Caritis (Emmy Mathews); 34:04
RMC - Caitlin Titsworth (Penalty Stroke); 37:08
W&L - Ann Burton Gerhardt; 69:45
W&L - Caroline Habliston: 70:00, 1 GA, 8 saves
RMC - Kortney McLaughlin: 35:00, 3 GA, 3 saves
RMC - Maggie Liebowitz: 35:00. 1 GA, 4 saves
W&L - 18 shots, 5 penalty corners, 9 saves
RMC - 14 shots, 11 penalty corners, 7 save