LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team continued its winning streak in ODAC play with a 21-2 victory over Randolph on Tuesday evening at WildCat Stadium.
W&L (8-3, 4-0) used the first five minutes of the contest to take a 5-0 lead, and then pulled ahead by as many as 12 goals before Randolph was able to score. First-year defender Taylor Klevenz netted the first goal for the WildCats at the 3:10 mark in the first half, only to have the Generals answer with three more goals to close out the period (15-1).
Klevenz was the lone WildCat able to penetrate the Generals' defense as she scored her second goal of the game with 27:24 left in the contest (15-2) to start the second period. W&L then held Randolph scoreless for the remainder of the game and notched six more goals to claim the 19-point win (21-2).
Senior Jennifer Linder (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and first-year Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) each recorded two saves and one goal-against, while splitting time in net for the Generals. First-year Samantha Fagone spent the entire 60:00 in the cage for the WildCats, saving 14 shots and registering 21 goals-against.
Senior attackers Alli Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) and Maddie McKaig (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) paced W&L with six points each. Shearin tallied four goals and two assists, and McKaig notched two goals and four helpers. Sophomore midfielder Alex Van Horn (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) was tough on both ends of the field, recording one goal, two assists, seven draw controls and three ground balls. Senior midfielder Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) claimed five draw controls and sophomore defender Leanne Stone (Darien, Conn./Darien) grabbed four ground balls.
Along with Klevenz's two goals, sophomore midfielder Ashley Edwards added four ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Junior midfielder Ashley Stevens also registered four ground balls.
The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Virginia Wesleyan for a 3:30 pm contest.