WINCHESTER, Va. – Shenandoah went on a five-goal scoring streak in the first half en route to an 11-7 win over the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team on Wednesday evening on Sprint Field.
SU (7-2, 4-0) opened the contest's scoring with a goal just three minutes into the game. However, junior midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) evened the score at 1-1 with the Generals' first tally at the 26:50 mark.
Less than a minute later, senior midfielder Corinne Kosmowski was awarded a free position shot, allowing the Hornets to take a 2-1 lead at 20:05. Over the next 17:44, SU found the back of the next four more times, while holding W&L (5-7, 5-2) scoreless to pull ahead, 6-1, with 8:21 left in the half. The Generals fought back with two more scores to close out the period, but the Hornets entered the break with a 6-3 advantage.
Each team registered a goal in the opening two minutes of the second half, bringing the score to 7-4 at 28:02. The Hornets then extended their lead to six (10-4) with 13:20 on the clock after scoring three-straight tallies.
W&L attempted a comeback with scores by first-year midfielder Emily Conway (Darien, Conn./Greenwich Academy) and Brewster, closing its deficit to four (10-6) by the 7:17 mark. However, sophomore attacker Mary Kogler answered with one final goal for SU with two minutes to go (11-6), while the Generals found the back of the net just once more in the game as the Hornets claimed the four-goal win.
In net for the Blue and White was sophomore Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge), who collected seven saves and 11 goals-against in 60 minutes. Junior Ashley Cross recorded 13 saves and seven goals-against while spending the entire game in the cage for SU.
Brewster paced all scorers for the Generals with four goals. Conway tallied one goal, one assist, five draw controls and two ground balls, and senior defender Caroline Kingsbery (Short Hills, N.J./Kent Place School) claimed three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
For Shenandoah, Kogler led with three goals and one assist, while senior attacker Amy Rollins netted three goals. Junior midfielder Samantha Sisson grabbed five draw controls and three ground balls.
The Generals will now take a short break for finals and return to action on Sunday, April 14 to face Mary Washington at 2:00 pm.
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