GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The 15th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team allowed No. 4 Gettysburg to go on a nine-goal run and defeat the Generals, 10-4, on Sunday afternoon at Clark Field.
W&L (13-4) broke open the scoring with a goal by sophomore attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) less than a minute into the contest to put the Generals ahead early. GC (15-1) senior attacker Hannah Church scored off a free position shot at 25:26, igniting an eight-goal run to close out the first half (8-1). With 28:46 left to play in the game, junior midfielder Hayward Sawers netted a goal from an assist by Church to complete the Bullets' nine-goal run.
Sophomore midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) stopped the Generals' scoring drought with a free position shot at 20:21 to bring the score to 9-2. After GC registered its final goal at the 20:01 mark, Brewster and junior attacker Elizabeth Bucklee (Princeton, N.J./Stuart County Day) attempted to make a comeback with a tally from each, but was not enough as the Bullets walked away with the 10-4 triumph.
First-year Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) played in goal for the Generals, saving nine shots and allowing 10 goals-against in 60:00. Senior Maddie Coleman was in the cage for the Bullets for the entire game and recorded seven saves and four goals-against.
Brewster paced W&L with two goals and three ground balls. Bucklee notched a goal and three ground balls, and senior attacker Alli Shearin (Essex Fells, N.J./West Essex) and first-year midfielder Julia Van Sant (Chevy Chase, Md./Taft School) each registered an assist. Mulligan also tallied five ground balls and three caused turnovers, and senior midfielder Christina Benedetti (Derwood, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross) claimed five draw controls.
For Gettysburg, Church led the scoring pack with two goals and three assists. Sophomore attacker Loren Pruitt, sophomore attacker Bailey Beardsley and Sawers each netted two goals. Sawers added four ground balls and four caused turnovers, Coleman grabbed four ground balls and junior defender Kat Nestor tallied five caused turnovers and three ground balls.
With the regular season completed, the Generals now await the seeding for the ODAC Tournament, set to begin April 28.