LEXINGTON, Va. – The 11th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team held Sweet Briar to just one goal in the first period en route to a 20-4 victory over the Vixens on Tuesday night at Watt Field.
W&L (12-1, 8-0) boasted a 14-1 lead after the first 30 minutes, with six different players scoring in the half. First-year attacker Lauren Procaccino (Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset) led the Generals' offense with four consecutive goals in a span of 4:33. Senior attacker Greta Witter (Houston, Texas / The Hill School), sophomore attacker Carly Taglienti (Moorestown, N.J. / Moorestown), first-year attacker Sara Holland (Houston, Texas / M.B. Lamar), and first-year midfielder Olivia Sisson (Great Falls, Va. / Langley) each registered two tallies in the opening period for the Generals.
Sweet Briar's (3-11, 1-8) only goal in the first period came from first-year midfielder Monica Ewansik (Gibsonia, Pa. / Pine-Richland) off a free-position shot at the 23:13 mark.
The Blue and White continued to extend its lead in the second half as Taglienti, sophomore attacker Katie Barnes (Westford, Mass. / Middlesex School), senior midfielder Meredith Lavin (Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East), and first-year midfielders Parker Hamill (Darien, Conn. / Darien) and Hollis Tardy (Dallas, Texas / The Hockaday School) all scored in the final 30 minutes.
The Vixens closed out the game with three goals from junior attacker Allison Hassard (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley), junior midfielder Kelsey Barta (Seattle, Wash. / Ballard), and first-year midfielder Allison McLamb (Ellicot City, Md. / Howard) to reach the final margin.
Junior Cara Mulligan (Glen Ridge, N.J. / Glen Ridge) and senior Kingsley Schroeder (Dayton, Ohio / Wesminster School/Miami Valley) split time in net for the Generals. Mulligan used the first period to collect one save and one goal-against, and Schroeder registered three-goals against in the remaining time.
Procaccino and Taglienti paced W&L with five points apiece, with Procaccino registering five goals and Taglienti notching four goals and one assist. Witter handed out two assists and notched two goals of her own, while sophomore attacker Melissa Coggins (St. John's, Fla. / Bartram Trail) recorded one goal and three assists. Sisson added two goals, three caused turnovers, and four draw controls, while Hamill added one goal and one assist to go along with her caused turnover.
McLamb led the Vixens with one goal, two assists, three caused turnovers, and a game-high five ground balls. Barta and Ewansik each tallied one score for Sweet Briar. Barta also added a game-high eight draw controls.
W&L returns to the field on Thursday, when it travels to Hollins for a 5:00 pm contest.
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