GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Fourth-ranked Gettysburg jumped out to a 5-1 first-half lead in posting an 11-4 win over seventh-ranked Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Clark Field.
The Bullets (4-0) won the game's opening draw and grabbed the early advantage when junior attacker Katie Landry fed junior attacker Maggie Welsh for a goal at the 27:57 mark. GC claimed the ensuing draw and scored again just 26 seconds later on a Landry goal off a free position shot. Welsh then made it 3-0 at 23:18 on an unassisted goal.
W&L (4-1) got on the board at the 19:20 mark, as senior attacker Hayley Soutter (McLean, Va. / Langley) scored off a feed from senior midfielder Olivia Sisson (Great Falls, Va. / Langley). However, the Bullets added two more goals in a span of 36 seconds to assume a 5-1 lead with 17:11 left in the half.
Sisson and Soutter each found rope in the final 15:34 and Gettysburg received a goal from Caroline Jaeger to carry a 6-3 lead into the intermission.
GC scored 3:56 into the second half for a 7-3 lead, before Soutter scored her third goal unassisted at the 23:58 mark to make it 7-4. But, that would be as close as the Generals would get as the Bullets scored four straight, including two from sophomore midfielder Steph Colson, to pull away for the seven-goal win.
Gettysburg held a slim 16-13 advantage in shots and a 14-11 edge in ground balls.
Soutter led W&L with three goals, while Sisson had one goal and one assist. Sisson also collected a game-high four ground balls. First-year Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y. / Deerfield Academy) played the first 33:56 and was tagged with the loss after making one save with seven goals allowed. She was spelled by sophomore Ellie Aburn (Towson, Md. / Notre Dame Prep), who allowed four goals without a save in the final 26:04.
Senior attacker Emma Christie and Colson tallied three goals each to lead the Bullets. Welsh had two goals and Landry had one goal and three assists. Senior Shannon Keeler played all 60 minutes in goal and made five saves.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts St. Mary's (Md.) for a 4:30 pm contest.