DiPietro's Hat Trick Lifts Generals to 9-0 Win Over Shenandoah

DiPietro's Hat Trick Lifts Generals to 9-0 Win Over Shenandoah

LEXINGTON, Va. — Sophomore forward Allie DiPietro (Owings Mills, Md./Garrison Forest School) notched her first collegiate hat trick, as the Washington and Lee field hockey team earned a 9-0 shutout over Shenandoahon Saturday at the W&L Turf Field.

DiPietro's first goal came off a penalty stroke in the 30th minute. She lifted the ball into the near corner to give W&L (5-3, 1-0 ODAC) a 3-0 lead. She tallied her second four minutes later to push the advantage to 4-0. Sophomore forward Audrey Brady (Far Hills, N.J./Brooks School) passed the ball from the top of the circle to the near side, and DiPeitro one-timed it into the cage.

DiPietro secured the hat trick with 10:57 left in the game to extend the Generals' lead to 8-0. Off a pass from senior Noelani Schulmeyer (Glen Arm, Md./St. Paul's School), DiPietro struck the ball from the far side past the goalkeeper. DiPietro is the 11th player in program history to register a hat trick and the second this season. First-year forward Lauren Paolano (Huntington, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) had three goals against Sewanee on September 17.

W&L controlled possession for a majority of the contest, holding a 26-9 advantage in shots. The Blue and White also had 11 penalty corners compared to just three for the Hornets (3-5, 0-1 ODAC).

Sophomore goalkeeper Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) made two saves to notch her second shutout of the season. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Brown allowed five goals and made five saves in the first half for Shenandoah. Junior Jenna Rampale played the final 35 minutes and allowed four goals with three saves.

Sophomore forward Haley Tucker (Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's School) scored two goals and had an assist to push her team-leading goals total to six. She recorded the first tally of the contest off an assist from sophomore forward Annalise Thole (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown), and then scored the team's fifth goal with an assist from Brady.

Schulmeyer had two goals and two assists. She scored on a penalty stroke in the eighth minute, and tallied the team's final goal with an assist from Tucker. Senior forwards Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) and Camilla Davis (Richmond, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) had the other two goals for W&L.  

The nine goals were the most for the Blue and White since the team earned a 9-1 victory over Sweet Briar on October 17, 2012.  

The Generals return to action next Saturday, when they host Virginia Wesleyan at 2:00 pm.

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