FROSTBURG, Md. – Senior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) scored a pair of goals and the Washington and Lee field hockey team notched three second-half goals in securing a 4-3 victory over Frostburg State on Tuesday evening at Bobcat Field.
Becky Randal gave Frostburg a 1-0 lead at the 12:54 of the first half mark as she took a pass from Breanne Russell and beat W&L sophomore goalkeeper Kirsten Kyne (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven).
W&L quickly responded when Mathews netted her first goal of the game less than four minutes later to knot the score at 1-1. Senior forward Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker) was credited with the assist.
The Bobcats' Lindsey Frost then tallied a pair of goals less than three minutes apart, one off a feed from Chelsea Smith, to give Frostburg a 3-1 lead heading into the break.
In the second half, the Generals quickly cut into Bobcats' lead as sophomore midfielder Chelsea Stevenson (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) scored unassisted
The score remained that way until junior defender Lizz Dye (Houston, Texas/Episcopal) tied the game at 3-3 when she took a pass from senior defender Jennie Norcini (Wayne, Pa./Episcopal) and put a shot past Frostburg State's Maggie Edwards.
Mathews then followed less than four minutes later with the game-winning goal at the 52:40 mark. Stevenson picked up an assist on the tally.
W&L held a 28-8 advantage in shots, including a 22-4 lead in shots on goal. The Generals also earned 11 penalty corners to just seven for the Bobcats.
Kyne and classmate Caroline Sutherland (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Harbor) split time in goal. Sutherland picked up the win as she played the final 35 minutes. She did not allow a goal and recorded one save.
Edwards played all 70:00 in the cage for the Bobcats, allowing four goals and stopping 18 shots.
W&L returns to action on Saturday as it travels to McDaniel for a 1:00 pm contest.
FSU – Becky Randel (Breanne Russell), 12:54
W&L – Emmy Mathews (Kelly Tran), 16:33
FSU – Lindsey Frost (Chelsea Smith), 26:40
FSU – Lindsey Frost, 29:35
W&L – Chelsea Stevenson, 39:16
W&L – Lizz Dye (Jennie Norcini), 49:07
W&L – Emmy Mathews (Chelsea Stevenson), 52:40
W&L – Kirsten Kyne: 35:00, 3 GA, 0 saves
W&L – Caroline Sutherland: 35:00, 0 GA, 1 save
FSU – Maggie Edwards: 70:00, 4 GA, 18 saves
W&L - 28 shots, 11 penalty corners, 1 save
FSU – 8 shots, 7 penalty corners, 18 saves