LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee field hockey team fell, 3-0, to No. 8 Christopher Newport on Sunday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.
The eighth-ranked Captains (8-1) limited the Generals (3-3) to just two shots on the day and scored a pair of first half goals in earning the win.
Sophomore midfielder Caitlin Cahill (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside) opened the scoring just 2:22 into the contest when she took a pass from sophomore forward Chrissy Kurecki (Richmond, Va./L.C. Bird) and beat W&L sophomore goalkeeper Kirsten Kyne (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven).
CNU extended its lead to 2-0 when senior defender Katelyn Yandle (Portsmouth, Va./Nansemond River) scored off a penalty corner with 1:41 remaining in the opening period. Senior midfielder Kylie Cale (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) picked up the assist.
The score remained 2-0 until the 68:51 mark when senior forward Taylor Harrell (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) tallied an unassisted goal to account for the final 3-0 margin.
Kyne started in goal for the Generals and played 64:56 before leaving with an injury. She was credited with five saves. Sophomore Caroline Sutherland (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Harbor) played the final 5:04.
Junior Brittany Bradsher (Hampton, Va./Bethel) played all 70:00 in goal for the Captains and came up with one save.
The Generals next play on Friday when they host Sweet Briar at 7:00 pm at the W&L Turf Field.
CNU – Cahill (Kurecki); 2:22
CNU – Yandle (Cale); 33:19
CNU – Harrell; 68:51
W&L – Kyne; 64:56, 2 GA, 5 saves
W&L – Sutherland; 5:04, 1 GA 0 saves
CNU – Bradsher; 70:00, 0 GA, 1 save
W&L – 2 shots, 4 penalty corners, 2 saves
CNU – 15 shots, 7 penalty corners, 1 save