SWEET BRIAR, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team held Sweet Briar scoreless in the first 45:54, en route to a 12-3 win on Sunday at Babcock Field.
W&L (7-9, 7-3) went up 5-0 in the first half in which three different players scored. First-year attacker Carly Taglienti (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) opened the game with two goals by the 20:13 mark, while junior attacker Katie Hagen (West Chester, Pa./Notre Dame) registered two goals and first-year attacker Margaret Pascale (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) found the back of the net once.
The Generals continued to increase their lead in the second period, scoring six-straight goals to hold an 11-0 lead with 15:45 remaining in the contest. During the run, junior attacker Margaret Klein (North Andover, Mass./Brooks) tallied three unassisted goals, Hagen added two more on the day and junior midfielder Meade Brewster (Brookside, N.J./West Morris Mendham) recorded one tally. At 14:06, first-year attacker Torrey Schwartz broke the scoring run with SBC's (8-9, 2-8) first goal of the game off a feed from junior midfielder Olivia Hurt (11-1).
In the remainder of the contest, the Generals scored once more, while holding the Vixens to just two goals, allowing W&L to claim the 12-3 victory.
Sophomore Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J./Glen Ridge) and first-year Sally Curtiss (Moorestown, N.J./Madison) split time in the cage for the Blue and White. Mulligan collected four saves and one goal-against in the first 50:34 and Curtiss tallied two saves and two goals-against in 9:26. In net for SBC was sophomore Caroline Baker, who totaled 13 saves and 12 goals-against in 60 minutes of action.
Hagen led all scoring with four goals for the Generals and added five groundballs. Klein notched three tallies, and Taglienti registered two goals, one assist and a pair of ground balls. First-year midfielder Emily Conway (Darien, Conn./Greenwich Academy) registered three ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls, and junior defender Olive Waxter (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park) picked up three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
For the Vixens, senior attacker Sam Schwartz, sophomore attacker Kimberly Orchowski and Torrey Schwartz each scored a goal. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Barta grabbed five ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers.
With today's win, the Generals clinch the No. 4 seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. On Wednesday, they will host fifth-seeded Lynchburg in an ODAC quarterfinal game. Game time is not yet determined.
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