WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington and Lee field hockey team, seeking its first 2-0 start since 2006, suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Catholic University on Friday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.
In the second half, Catholic quickly made it 2-0 at the 42:21 mark thanks to an unassisted tally by senior Tracey Scanlon.
Just over 13:00 later, the Cardinals extended their lead to 3-0 when first-year Maura Campbell slipped a shot past junior Kirsten Kyne (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) at the 55:34 mark.
The Generals (1-1) avoided being shutout when first-year Catherine Klinedinst (McLean, Va./Holton-Arms) netted her first-career goal, an unassisted tally, in the 64th minute.
Kyne, who was under constant pressure, made a career-high 21 saves, which broke the school record held by Tara Rubenstein '08. Rubenstein made 20 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to Johns Hopkins on September 23, 2007.
Sophomore goalkeeper Alison Dillard played all 70:00 for the Cardinals and did not make a save.
The Generals return to action on Monday when they host McDaniel at 2:00 pm in the first game on W&L's new artificial surface.
CUA – Lukaszczyk; 32:00
CUA – Scanlon; 42:21
CUA – Campbell; 55:34
W&L – Klinedinst; 63:07
W&L – Kyne; 70:00, 3 GA, 21 saves
CUA – Dillard; 70:00, 1 GA, 0 saves
W&L – 1 goal, 2 shots, 0 penalty corners
CUA – 3 goals, 28 shots, 17 penalty corners