Generals Shutout SBC, 6-0, in Field Hockey

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee Field hockey team received goals from five different players as the Generals cruised to a 6-0 victory over Sweet Briar on Friday evening at the W&L Turf Field.

W&L (4-3, 2-0 ODAC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 1:21 into the contest when sophomore midfielder Chelsea Stevenson (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) bet SBC (2-8, 0-3) junior goalkeeper Emma Rakosky (Ellicott City, Md./Maryvale Prep) following a pass from junior midfielder Annie Stevenson (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day).
Senior forward Kelly Tran (Simsbury, Conn./Ethel Walker) made it 2-0 in favor of the Generals just seven minutes later when she tallied her fifth goal of the season off a feed from senior defender Jennie Norcini (Wayne, Pa./Episcopal).
W&L then tallied a pair of goals just two minutes apart when Chelsea Stevenson tallied an unassisted marker at the 20:48 marker and first-year midfielder Iziar Moure (Mar del Plata, Argentina/Holy Trinity) made it 4-0 on a pass from Annie Stevenson at the 22:53 mark.
In the second half, W&L struck quickly once again. The Generals increased their lead to 5-0 on an unassisted tally from senior defender Kate Donnelly (Houston, Texas/St. John's) just 2:30 into the second period.
The score remained 5-0 until late in the second half when Norcini capped the scoring with a goal off a penalty corner at the 65:17 mark. Junior forward Emily Kunkel (North Wales, Pa./Germantown Academy) and first-year forward Lauren Boone (Lousiville, Ky./Collegiate) were credited with assists.
The Generals outshot SBC 30-0 and held an 18-0 advantage in penalty corners. Rakosky played all 70:00 in goal for the Vixens and made nine saves while sophomore Caroline Sutherland (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Harbor) played all 70:00 in the cage for W&L and did not face a shot in picking up her first collegiate shutout.
W&L returns to action on Sunday as it hosts Mary Washington at 2:00 pm at the W&L Turf Field.
Scoring Summary
W&L - C. Stevenson (A. Stevenson), 1:21
W&L - Tran (Norcini), 8:49
W&L - C. Stevenson, 20:28
W&L - Moure (A. Stevenson), 22:53
W&L - Donnellly, 37:30
W&L - Norcini (Boone, Kunkel), 65:17
W&L - Sutherland: 70:00; 0 GA, 0 saves
SBC - Rakosky: 70:00; 6 GA, 9 saves
Game Summary
W&L - 30 shots, 18 penalty corners, 0 saves
SBC - 0 shots, 0 penalty corners, 9 saves