W&L Field Hockey Stymies Wittenberg, 3-1

W&L Field Hockey Stymies Wittenberg, 3-1

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Washington and Lee field hockey team scored two goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game en route to a 3-1 neutral-site victory over Wittenberg on Saturday at Sewanee.

Junior forward Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) notched the game's first goal in the eighth minute off an assist from first-year midfielder Audrey Brady (Far Hills, N.J./Brooks School) to give the Generals (1-2) a 1-0 lead.

W&L pushed the lead to 2-0 with 25 minutes left in the opening half on a goal by junior defender Noelani Schulmeyer (Glen Arm, Md./St. Paul's School). Coming off a penalty corner, Schulmeyer inserted the ball to the top of the circle, and then junior midfielder Kendall Peterson (Towson, Md./Notre Dame Prep) passed it back to Schulmeyer on the left side. Schulmeyer corralled the pass and knocked the ball in the left side of the goal.

The Generals entered the second half with a 2-0 lead and pushed the advantage to 3-0 with 11:55 left in the game. Junior forward Camilla Davis (Richmond, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) tallied the score off an assist from sophomore defender Maggie Sands (Glen Arm, Md./Notre Dame Prep). It marked the first collegiate assist for Sands.

The Tigers (0-2) notched their lone goal with 9:04 left in the game. Sophomore defender Macenzie Reed scored off an assist from junior midfielder Sarah Jones.

Sophomore goalkeeper Jacqueline Llewellyn (Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill) played the first half and made one save. First-year Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) played the second half, giving up one goal and making two saves. Junior Sarah Brownell played the first 10 minutes of the game, allowing two goals with six saves. Junior Laura Jansing saw the final 60 minutes of action and gave up one goal with nine saves.

The Blue and White held a 32-11 advantage in shots, and had 13 penalty corners compared to 10 for Wittenberg.

The Generals next travel to Washington College on Wednesday for a 4:30 pm contest.

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