LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team outscored Virginia Wesleyan, 8-2, in the second period to pull away for a 14-4 win on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
The Generals opened the scoring with two goals by the 24:01 mark to take an early 2-0 lead. At 20:09, sophomore defender Amari Agee (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) cut the deficit to one after firing a shot into the back of net from sophomore defender Kelly Jacobson (Nokesville, Va./Brentsville). W&L (2-5, 3-1) then knocked off two more tallies to hold a 4-1 edge at 14:22. Jacob answered with a score at 8:19 (4-2), but the Generals scored twice more in the half to enter the break with a 6-2 advantage.
Just 1:31 into the second period, Jacobson notched the first goal of the half off a feed from senior midfielder Taylor Harding (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Collegiate). W&L responded with four-straight goals, increasing its lead to seven (10-3) by the 14:54 mark. VWC (1-5, 1-1) would score only once more in the remaining time, while the Generals registered four goals to cruise to the victory.
In the game, W&L held an advantage in draw controls, 14-6, and ground balls, 27-17.
Sophomore Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) and first-year Sally Curtiss (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) split time in net for the Blue and White. Mulligan collected three saves and four goals-against in the first 54:15, and Curtiss tallied two saves and did not allow in a goal in the final 5:45. In the cage for the Marlins was first-year Madison Carroll (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown), who recorded nine saves and 14 goals-against.
For the Generals, junior attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks School) paced all scoring with four goals. Junior attacker Katie Hagen (Malvern, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame) notched three tallies and junior midfielder Meredith Lavin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) netted a pair. Hagen added four ground balls and one caused turnover, junior midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris-Mendham) claimed one goal and five draw controls, and Mulligan picked up four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Jacobson and Agee split the four goals for the Marlins. Agee also collected four ground balls and three draw controls, while Jacobson grabbed four ground balls and two caused turnovers and Carroll had three ground balls and one caused turnover.
The Generals return to action on Saturday, March 23, when they travel to No. 13 Catholic for an 11:30 am contest.
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