September 12, 2009

W&L Field Hockey Bests McDaniel, 2-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee field hockey team scored with just over five minutes remaining in the game to capture a 2-1 win over McDaniel at the W&L Turf Field on Saturday afternoon.

W&L (1-1) senior forward Sallie Armstrong (Houston, Texas/St. John’s) opened the scoring with and unassisted goal in the 33rd minute to give W&L a 1-0 lead heading into the break.

McDaniel (1-2) evened the score at 1-1 in the 48th minute on an unassisted goal by sophomore forward Lindsay Riordon (Monkton, Md./Hereford).

However, the Generals took control of the contest when senior forward Alex Caritis (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side) netted her first goal of the year in the 63rd minute. Caritis redirected a shot from sophomore forward Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) past sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie Thomson (Glen Burnie, Md./Chesapeake) for the game-winning goal.

W&L senior goalkeeper Caroline Habliston (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) played all 70:00 minutes in the cage and made four stops for the Generals. Thomson also played the entirety for McDaniel and was credited with eight saves.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Friday when it travels to Newport News, Va., to take on Christopher Newport at 6:00 pm.

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Scoring Summary:

W&L - Sallie Armstrong - 33:25
McDaniel - Lindsay Riordon - 48:33
W&L - Alex Caritis (Christina Benedetti) - 63:42

Goalkeepers:
Caroline Habliston (W&L) - 70:00, 4 saves, 1 GA
Stephanie Thomson (McDaniel) - 70:00, 8 saves, 2 GA

Team Stats:
W&L - 14 shots, 9 penalty corners, 8 saves
McDaniel - 8 shots, 2 penalty corners, 4 saves