ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The 19th-ranked Washington and Lee women’s lacrosse team used a nine-goal run across both halves to produce a 14-6 victory over St. Mary’s (Md.) on Saturday afternoon at Seahawk Stadium.
St. Mary's (0-1) jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the opening 10:14 of the game on a pair of goals by sophomore midfielder Lauren Bennett and two assists from junior midfielder Aubrey Mirkin.
Junior attacker Wilton Megargel (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield) began the Generals’ (1-1) game-changing surge when she scored unassisted at the 18:09 mark. She would tack on two more tallies, while senior attacker Britten Mathews (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) and first-year attacker Elizabeth Bucklee (Princeton, N.J./Stuart Country Day) each scored twice in the final 15:58 of the first half as W&L took a 9-3 lead into the break.
Britten Mathews scored twice in the opening 7:49 of the second half to complete the run and give the Generals a commanding 11-3 lead with 22:11 remaining in the contest. Each team would post three goals the rest of the way for the eight-goal final margin.
Megargel and Britten Mathews led W&L with four goals and one assist each. Bucklee scored two goals, while junior midfielder Emmy Mathews (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) chipped in one goal and one assist. Junior Katharine Farrar (Lexington, Va./Episcopal) played all 60 minutes in goal for the Generals, recording 10 saves.
Bennett’s two goals paced the St. Mary’s offense, while first-year midfielder Lauriann Parker notched one goal and one assist. Mirkin finished with two assists and first-year Katie Hammerer played the duration on goal, logging nine saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Bridgewater for a 4:00 pm contest.
Wilton Megargel 4; Britten Mathews 4; Elizabeth Bucklee 2; Emmy Mathews 1; Kate Donnelly 1; Julia Gotwald 1; Maddie McKaig 1.
Britten Mathews 1; Emmy Mathews 1; Wilton Megargel 1; Kate Speare 1.
Lauren Bennett 2; Lauriann Parker 1; Nora Fallon-Oben 1; Laura Leigh Cooper 1; Melissa Mayer 1.
Aubrey Mirkin 2; Kelsey Branch 1; Lauriann Parker 1.
Katie Hammerer (SMC) – 60:00,9 Saves, 14 GA
Katharine Farrar (W&L) – 60:00, 10 Saves, 6 GA
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