LYNCHBURG, Va. — The third-seeded Washington and Lee field hockey team was shut out by fourth-seeded Shenandoah, 2-0, in the ODAC Championship game on Saturday at Shellenberger Field.
The Hornets (13-8) tallied the first goal of the game 15:56 into the first half. On the team's first penalty corner, first-year midfielder Taylor Hayes inserted the ball into play. Sophomore defender Morgan Payne received the pass and beat W&L (13-7) sophomore goalkeeper Ariyel Yavalar (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest School) to give SU a 1-0 lead.
Shenandoah took the 1-0 lead into the second half, and added an insurance goal with 13:09 left in the contest. Junior forward Morgan Lingo had the ball on the far side of the circle. She took a shot that slipped past Yavalar and trickled over the goal line before the Generals' defense could clear the ball.
W&L pulled Yavalar for the final 6:30 of the game, but despite the extra field player, the Blue and White could not tally a goal. The Generals led in shots for the game, 16-4, including a 13-1 advantage in the second half. W&L also took 10 penalty corners compared to one for the Hornets.
Yavalar made one save and allowed the two goals in 63:30. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Brown earned a shutout for Shenandoah, stopping seven shots in 70 minutes.
Following the contest, senior forwards Camilla Davis (Richmond, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) and Maggie Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) and first-year defender Cassie Grebas (Prince George, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) were all named to the ODAC All-Tournament Team.
The loss ends the 2016 season for the Blue and White. The 13 victories marked the most since the 2006 season, when the team went 14-6.
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