LEXINGTON, Va. – The 11th-ranked Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team outscored Lynchburg, 15-1, in the second half en route to claiming a 24-9 victory in ODAC Women's Lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon at Watt Field.
Senior attacker Jess Castelo (Red Bank, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) led the Generals (8-4, 4-0) with a career-high 11 points on a career-tying six goals and a career-best five assists. Castelo's 11 points are tied for the third-most recorded in a game by a General and are the most since Lisa Dowling '93 totaled 11 points during the 1993 season.
The Generals held a slim 9-8 edge at the start of the second half, but took control in the final 30 minutes by winning 13-of-16 draws and possessing the ball for a majority of the final half. Sophomore attacker Collette Murray (Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset) and sophomore midfielder Dani Murray (Denver, Colo. / Kent Denver) scored back-to-back unassisted goals early on in the second stanza to give W&L an 11-8 advantage with 27:27 remaining.
Sophomore midfielder Kelsi Trevisan scored a free position goal at the 24:53 mark to pull the Hornets (4-6, 2-1) within two (11-9), but that would be as close as Lynchburg got as W&L scored 13 unanswered goals in the final 21:02.
Junior attacker Cordelia Peters (Larkspur, Calif. / Hotchkiss) scored four goals during the Generals' decisive run, while Castelo tallied three goals and dished out two assists. First-year midfielder Claire Fulton (Hagerstown, Md. / Saint James School) added two goals and two assists during the spurt.
The Blue and White held a 37-14 edge in shots and a 21-13 edge in draw controls, while both teams picked up 14 ground balls.
Castelo picked up three ground balls to go along with her 11 points. Peters registered a career-high five goals, while Dani Murray also scored five goals and claimed nine draw controls. Fulton recorded a career-best four points and junior midfielder Emily Carden (Charlottesville, Va. / St. Anne's-Belfield) added two goals and an assist.
Senior Hannah Wiltshire (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton) and sophomore Elliot Gilbert (Bedford, N.Y. / Deerfield Academy) split time in goal with each playing one half. Wiltshire made two stops for the Generals.
Senior midfielder Dorrie MacGregor led the Hornets with three goals, while Trevisan and junior midfielder Hannah Creasey each added two goals. Senior Chelsea Shultis played 45:09 in goal for LC and made five saves. Junior Laura Bodamer played the remaining 14:51 in the net and made one stop.
Washington and Lee will break for finals and return to the field on April 14, when it hosts Guilford for a 1:00 pm contest.
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