FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Mary Washington out-scored the Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team, 8-3, in the second half to defeat the Generals, 14-7, on Sunday at the Battleground Athletic Complex.
After going into halftime with a 6-4 lead, UMW (8-6) pushed its advantage to four, 8-4, with two goals in the first 9:16 of the second period. Junior attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame) and first-year attacker Carly Taglienti (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) pulled W&L (5-8) back to within two, 8-6, as both scored by the 17:17 mark.
The Eagles then went on a four-goal scoring streak to pull well ahead (12-6) at 5:41. The Generals registered just one more tally in the remainder of the game, while UMW used two more goals to claim the 14-7 victory.
UMW jumpstarted the contest's scoring with two goals by the 26:05 mark to take an early 2-0 lead. Junior midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) put W&L on the board at 23:16 after scoring off a free position shot (2-1), only to have the Eagles knock off two more goals for a 4-1 lead at 17:33.
Brewster added another score for the Generals with 16:50 left in the half (4-2), but UMW brought its lead back to three, 5-2, with a goal just 39 seconds later. W&L continued to stay in the game as junior midfielder Meredith Lavin (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) and Hagen each notched a goal to pull the Generals within one, 5-4, with 4:56 on the clock. However, the Eagles found the back of the net once more in the half, allowing UMW to enter the break with the 6-4 advantage.
The Blue and White held an advantage in draw controls, 14-9, while UMW out-shot the Generals, 29-19, in the game. In net for W&L was sophomore Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge), who stopped 10 shots and recorded 14 goals-against while playing the entire 60 minutes. Senior Kathryn Stiltz collected six saves and seven goals-against in the cage for the Eagles.
Hagen led the Generals' scoring with two goals and one assist, and picked up two ground balls and two caused turnovers. Brewster netted a pair of tallies and first-year midfielder Emily Conway (Darien, Conn./Greenwich Academy) added one goal, two assists, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.
For UMW, junior midfielder Jenna Petrucelli scored seven goals to go along with one assist, four caused turnovers and two draw controls. Sophomore midfielder Emily Atkinson added one goal, three assists, seven ground balls and three caused turnovers, and senior attacker Keller Torrey tallied two goals and three helpers.
W&L returns to the field on Wednesday, when it hosts Bridgewater for a 5:00 pm contest.
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