LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team won
its fourth-straight game via shutout, with a 3-0 win over Sewanee
on Tuesday evening at the W&L Turf Field.
W&L (8-6) held a 24-7 advantage in shots and senior Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) and first-year Kirsten Kyne (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) split time in goal and came up with three saves apiece as W&L tied a school-record with its fourth-straight shutout. The Generals also accomplished the feat from Oct. 12-Oct. 18 during the 2006 season.
Senior forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) netted W&L’s first goal at the 7:27 mark of the first half when she took a pass from senior forward Alex Caritis (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) and put it past UOS (6-6) junior keeper Emily Detmer (Denver, Colo./Pomfret) for an early 1-0 lead.
The Generals made it a 2-0 game in the 20th minute when first-year Katharine Price (Concord, Mass./Concord-Carlisle) scored unassisted.
In the second half, Armstrong would conclude the game’s scoring in the 52nd minute when she deflected a pass from sophomore Lizz Dye (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) for her second goal of the game and her 11th marker in the last seven games.
Detmer finished with five saves for Sewanee and first-year defender Charlotte Henderson (Far Hills, N.J./Bernards) added a defensive save for the Tigers.
W&L returns to action on Saturday when it takes on Virginia Wesleyan at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. The match is slated to begin at 2:00 pm.