W&L FALLS TO MARY WASHINGTON IN NCAA TOURNAMENT, 10-6 (5/12)

SALISBURY, Md. -- Senior attacker Bridget Geiman scored four goals and assisted on another in leading sixth-ranked Mary Washington past 15th-ranked Washington and Lee, 10-6, in the opening round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Salisbury, Md.

Mary Washington (14-4) took control early as Geiman scored unassisted just 25 seconds into the game. Sophomore attacker Pam Kramer gave the Eagles a 2-0 edge with an unassisted goal at the 25:58 mark and Geiman struck again just 26 seconds later to give MWC a 3-0 lead just 4:28 into the game.

The Generals (15-4) found their composure and sliced the Mary Washington lead to 3-2 as freshman midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) [Pictured to right] scored a pair of unassisted goals over the game's next 7:11. However, the Eagles would again stretch their lead as junior midfielder Briana Gervat scored off an assist from Geiman with 14:32 remaining in the first half for a 4-2 edge. Senior attacker Jenni Foy scored off an assist from junior midfielder Meghan Twomey at the 7:40 mark and freshman midfielder Melissa Block added an unassisted tally at the 6:56 mark to push the lead to 6-2. The Generals then answered with 11 seconds remaining in the half as freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored a free position goal to make it 6-3 at the break.

The Generals crept to within 6-4 with 24:51 remaining as junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) scored unassisted, but W&L could get no closer as MWC outscored it 4-2 the rest of the way.

Wheeler and Fisher led W&L's offense with two goals each, while Taffe and junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) each scored one goal. Senior attacker Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) added an assist. Freshman Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) posted 14 saves in goal.

Mary Washington was led by Geiman and Gervat, who scored two goals and added an assist. Foy scored two goals, while Kramer chipped in with one goal and one assist. Senior Heather Carter posted 12 saves in net.

The loss ended Washington and Lee's season with a school-record 15 victories. The Eagles move on to face host Salisbury State in the quarterfinals.

SCORING
W&L - Lee Wheeler (2 goals), Courtenay Fisher (2 goals), Kelly Taffe (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 goal), Ellen Ritsch (1 assist).

MWC - Bridget Geiman (4 goals, 1 assist), Briana Gervat (2 goals, 1 assist), Jenni Foy (2 goals), Pam Kramer (1 goal, 1 assist), Meghan Twomey (1 assist), Melissa Block (1 goal), Beth Curran (1 assist).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 14 Saves, 10 GA, 60 Min.
MWC - Heather Carter, 12 Saves, 6 GA, 60 Min.

 

--GENERALS--


W&L HAS NINE-GAME WIN STREAK SNAPPED BY LIMESTONE (5/5)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Meghan Dennehy (Gambillis, Md./Arundel) scored three second-half goals to help Limestone snap Washington and Lee's nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 win on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Saints, ranked No. 3 in Division II, broke a 3-2 W&L lead with three unanswered goals in the final 11:47 in the first half to take a 5-3 advantage after 30 minutes of play.

The Generals (15-3) closed to within a goal on a score by sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) just 49 seconds into the second half, however Dennehy found the net at the 26:30 mark to give the Saints a two-goal edge. W&L junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) cut the lead to 6-5 on a goal 42 seconds later and senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) tied the game at the 20:31 mark.

Limestone answered back on a goal by junior midfielder Angie Meyer (Hanover, Md./North County), but Borges tied the game with an unassisted tally with 20:31 to play. Sophomore attacker Kathy Campbell (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's) put the Saints on top for good with a goal 42 seconds later and Dennehy then scored two of her game-high four goals to close out Washington and Lee.

The Saints were led by Dennehy, and junior attacker Becky Buppert (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) who notched one goal and added two assists. Senior goalie Vicky Perkins (Manlius, N.Y./CBA) stopped seven shots on the day.

Borges netted three goals for the Generals, while Bogart and freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) each added a goal and one assist.

W&L, ranked No. 15 in Division III, will now move on to the NCAA Tournament with the date, time and opponent to be determined tomorrow evening.

SCORING
W&L - Liz Borges (3 goals), Leslie Bogart (1 goal, 1 assist), Kelly Taffe (1 goal, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 goal).

LC - Meghan Dennehy (4 goals), Becky Buppert (1 goal, 2 assists), Angie Meyer (2 goals), Jody Kennedy (1 goal), Kathy Campbell (1 goal), Dawn Smith (1 goal).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 15 Saves, 10 GA, 60 Min.
LC - Vicky Perkins, 7 Saves, 7 GA, 60 Min.

--GENERALS--

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W&L DEFEATS GUILFORD IN THE ODAC QUARTERFINALS, 19-3 (4/25)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and freshman midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) netted four goals each to lead top-seeded Washington and Lee to a 19-3 victory over eighth-seeded Guilford in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields. With the win, the Generals (13-2) will host the semifinal (Saturday) and final (Sunday) rounds in Lexington.

W&L raced out to a 7-0 lead in the game's first 13:22 with two goals from Wheeler and senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester). Bogart [Pictured to right] then scored three goals in the final 11:42 of the first half to give W&L a 13-0 halftime edge.

Washington and Lee, ranked No. 16 in Division III, scored five straight goals to start the second stanza to increase its lead to 17-0. Guilford junior attacker Keli Donnelly (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) got the Quakers (3-13) on the board with a goal at the 10:53 mark. Donnelly finished the day with two scores.

Bogart added two assists on the day, while Wheeler dished out one helper. Borges also netted three goals and added three assists.

The Generals will now host Roanoke College, who defeated Va. Wesleyan by a score of 12-7 on Wednesday, in the first semifinal on Saturday at 12:30 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Leslie Bogart (4 goals, 2 assists), Liz Borges (3 goals, 3 assists), Lee Wheeler (4 goals, 1 assist), Emily Owens (2 goals, 1 assist), Laura Wilson (2 goals), Ellen Ritsch (2 goals), Kelly Taffe (1 goal, 1 assist), Eloise Priest (1 goal), Courtenay Fisher (1 assist), Stephanie Haldy (1 assist).

GC - Keli Donnelly (2 goals), Sara Walters-Bugby (1 goal), Kathryn Ragin (1 assist).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 1 Save, 0 GA, 36 Min.
W&L - Annie Tompkins, 1 Save, 3 GA, 24 Min.
GC - Lauren Goodwin, 8 Saves, 19 GA, 60 Min.

--GENERALS--


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE WINS SIXTH-STRAIGHT (4/21)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made 18 saves in helping to lead Washington and Lee to an 11-4 victory over Washington (Md.) in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Shorewomen (7-6) got on the board just 1:31 into the contest as freshman midfielder Shannon Hanley (Sparks, Md./Maryvale Prep) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Paige Heller (Ellicott, Md./Centennial).

W&L senior attacker Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) tied the game with an unassisted goal at the 23:59 mark. The Generals then rattled off three goals in a span of 5:19 to take a 4-1 lead with 12:21 to play in the first half.

WC answered back to two consecutive goals to close the gap to 4-3 with five minutes left in the opening stanza, however, W&L sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) found the net with 33 seconds to play in the first half and the Generals led 5-3 at halftime.

Washington and Lee (12-2) opened the second half with goals by freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) in the first 1:21 to open a four-goal lead. Perini would hold Washington at bay in the second half, allowing just one goal and stopping 10 WC shots.

Taffe notched three goals on the day, while Bogart netted a pair of goals and added one assist. The Shorewomen were led by freshman defender Minta Sayres (East Haddam, Conn./Westminster) who scored one goal and dished out two assists.

W&L will open up play in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament as the top seed against eighth-seeded Guilford College on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Kelly Taffe (3 goals), Leslie Bogart (2 goals, 1 assist), Courtenay Fisher (2 goals), Ellen Ritsch (2 goals), Liz Borges (1 goal), Lee Wheeler (1 goal), Jennifer Strawbridge (1 assist).

WC - Minta Sayres (1 goal, 2 assists), Paige Heller (1 goal, 1 assist), Janet Studdiford (1 goal), Shannon Hanley (1 goal), Sunni Houston (1 assist).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 18 Saves, 4 GA, 60 Min.
WC - Johanna McCormick, 7 Saves, 11 GA, 60 Min.

--GENERALS--


W&L CLAIMS ODAC REGULAR SEASON TITLE WITH 8-7 OVERTIME WIN (4/19)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Washington and Lee rallied from a 7-3 second-half deficit, scoring five unanswered goals in defeating Lynchburg 8-7 in overtime on Thursday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va. The win gives W&L the regular season ODAC Championship.

Senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) tied the game for W&L with 1:31 left in regulation and then scored the eventual game-winner with 31 seconds remaining in the first overtime period. She finished the day with three goals and one assist.

W&L staked claim to a 3-0 lead with 14:29 to play in the first half before Lynchburg (8-7, 5-2) stormed back with seven unanswered goals to take a 7-3 lead with 17:50 left in the game.

Freshman midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) brought the Generals to within three with her second goal of the contest just 32 seconds later. Junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) closed the gap to 7-5 at the 11:02 mark and senior attacker Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) found the net for the second time in the game at the 3:50 mark and the Generals trailed, 7-6. Borges then provided the heroics in the closing minutes to give W&L the one-goal win.

Freshman goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) kept Washington and Lee alive throughout the game in making 12 saves.

LC was led by Linda Jack who totaled a game-high five points with three goals and two assists.

The Generals (11-2, 8-0) return to action on Saturday afternoon as they host Washington College (Md.) at 1:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Liz Borges (3 goals, 1 assist), Ellen Ritsch (2 goals), Lee Wheeler (2 goals), Leslie Bogart (2 assists), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal).

LC - Linda Jack (3 goals, 2 assists), Laurie Ward (2 goals), Lindsay Caruso (1 goal), Kate Habicht (1 goal).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 12 Saves, 7 GA, 66 Min.
LC - Jen McHugh, 9 Saves, 8 GA, 66 Min.

--GENERALS--


W&L REMAINS UNBEATEN IN THE ODAC WITH AN 18-6 VICTORY OVER HOLLINS (4/17)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) scored a career-high six goals to help lead Washington and Lee to an 18-6 victory over Hollins in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

Fisher scored four first-half goals, including three consecutive goals in a span of 5:57 to give W&L an 11-2 halftime edge. Senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) and freshman midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) also scored two goals in the first 30 minutes for the Generals (10-2, 7-0).

Freshman midfielder Stephanie Haldy (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Agnes Irwin) and Fisher both added two scores in the second half to secure the 12-goal victory for W&L.

Wheeler netted two goals and notched two assists and Borges added an assist to her two first-half goals for W&L. Junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) also supplied two goals and one assist, while freshman attacker Jennifer Lalley (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country) picked up three points with a goal and two assists.

Sophomore attacker Hannah Huber (Richmond, Va.) led Hollins (5-7, 2-7) with five goals on the day. W&L out-shot HU, 38-17, led by Fisher's 11 shots.

The Generals return to action on Thursday afternoon as they travel to Lynchburg College for a key ODAC contest at 4:00 pm. With a win, W&L would clinch the regular-season ODAC title and the number one seed in the ODAC Tournament.

SCORING
W&L - Courtenay Fisher (6 goals), Lee Wheeler (2 goals, 2 assists), Liz Borges (2 goals, 1 assist), Emily Ownes (2 goals, 1 assist), Jennifer Lalley (1 goal, 2 assists), Stephanie Haldy (2 goals), Leslie Bogart (1 goal, 1 assist), Kelly Taffe (1 goal, 1 assist), Jennifer Strawbridge (1 goal), Julie Carskadon (1 assist), Ellen Ritsch (1 assist).

HU - Hannah Huber (5 goals), Emily Chewning (1 goal).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 3 Saves, 2 GA, 35 Min.
W&L - Annie Tompkins, 6 Saves, 4 GA, 25 Min.
HU - Lisa Liang, 8 Saves, 18 GA, 60 Min.

--GENERALS--


W&L BREEZES PAST BRIDGEWATER, 17-7 (4/14)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) each netted four goals to lead Washington and Lee to a 17-7 victory over Bridgewater in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.

Taffe also recorded two assists to total six points on the day, while Bogart added one assist.

BC (7-3, 3-3) opened the scoring at the 26:19 mark as junior midfielder Liz Pietrzyk (Charlottesville, Va./ Albemarle) found the net off an assist from freshman defender Sandy Lagana (Sykesville, Md./South Carroll).

The Generals tied the contest on an unassisted goal by Taffe with 24 minutes to play in the first half and took a 2-1 lead on a goal by senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) just 28 seconds later.

Senior midfielder Kate Blaney (Churchville, Md./John Carroll) tied the game again at the 20:38 mark with an unassisted score, but that was as close as BC would get.

Washington and Lee (9-2, 6-0) ripped off 10 unanswered goals in the final 16:11 of the first half to take a 12-2 lead after 30 minutes of action. Bogart tallied three goals during the 10-goal stretch, while Borges notched a pair of goals. The Generals out-shot Bridgewater, 27-3, and held the nation's top ranked offense to just two goals in the first half. The two teams each traded five goals in the second half as W&L cruised to the 10-goal triumph.

Borges ended the day with three goals, while junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) added two goals and two assists.

Blaney led the way for Bridgewater with four goals, while Pietrzyk also netted two scores.

W&L returns to action on Tuesday afternoon as it hosts Hollins at 4:30 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Kelly Taffe (4 goals, 2 assists), Leslie Bogart (4 goals, 1 assist), Courtenay Fisher (2 goals, 2 assists), Liz Borges (3 goals), Lee Wheeler (1 goal, 2 assists), Ellen Ritsch (2 goals), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 assist).

BC - Kate Blaney (4 goals), Liz Pietrzyk (2 goals), Nell Bodani (1 goal, 1 assist), Sandy Lagana (1 assist).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 3 Saves, 5 GA, 43 Min.
W&L - Annie Tompkins, 4 Saves, 2 GA, 17 Min.
BC - Kristi Martin, 12 Saves, 17 GA, 60 Min.

--GENERALS--


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE RALLIES TO TOP DENISON, 11-6 (3/31)

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Washington and Lee rallied from a 5-1 first-half deficit to out-score Denison, 10-1, over the game's final 46 minutes and claimed an 11-6 victory in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Granville, Ohio.

Denison jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with 23 minutes remaining in the first half, before junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) sliced the lead in half with 17:49 to play in the first half off an assist from senior attacker Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate). However, the Big Red (2-2) posted three unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead with 15 minutes left in the first half.

The Generals were able to cut the lead to 5-3 at halftime with late first-half goals by freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester).

In the second half, W&L (8-2) exploded for eight goals starting at the 23:56 mark when Ritsch found the net off an assist from junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest). Fisher then tied the game just 20 seconds later with an assist from freshman midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr). Borges tallied her second goal of the game at the 21:47 mark to give W&L its first lead, 6-5.

The game was tightly contested over the next 14 minutes before junior midfielder Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) gave Washington and Lee a two-goal edge with 7:32 left to play. Owens tacked on a goal 51 seconds later to give W&L an 8-5 lead. Denison cut the lead to two on a goal by Amy Hemmellgarn 19 seconds later, but Ritsch, Taffe and sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) all notched goals to close out the Big Red in the final four minutes.

Freshman goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) played a solid game in the net for the Generals by making 20 saves. Owens and Ritsch both tallied two goals and one assist, while Borges and Taffe each netted a pair of goals for W&L.

The Generals, ranked No. 17 in Division III, will return to action on Saturday, April 14, as they host Bridgewater in a 3:00 pm contest.

SCORING
W&L - Emily Owens (2 goals, 1 assist), Ellen Ritsch (2 goals, 1 assist), Liz Borges (2 goals), Kelly Taffe (2 goals), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal, 1 assist), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Leslie Bogart (1 goal), Lee Wheeler (1 assist).

DU - Laura Peace (2 goals), Amy Hemellgarn (2 goals), Sage Leonard (1 goal), Stephanie Pratzner (1 goal), Bridget Curley (1 assist).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 20 Saves, 6 GA, 60 Min.
DU - Abby Stewart, 19 Saves, 11 GA, 60 Min.

--GENERALS--


W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DOWNS OBERLIN, 13-3 (3/29)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) scored five goals to help lead No. 17 Washington and Lee to a 13-3 victory over Oberlin in women's lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon in Lexington, Va.

W&L (7-2) raced out to an early 3-0 lead in the game's first 10 minutes as junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) [Pictured to left] found the net at the 26:29 mark and Borges tallied two goals 4:22 apart.

Junior midfielder Laura Kent-Monning (Carmel, Calif./Robert Louis Stevens) cut the lead to 3-1 at the 16:23 mark for Oberlin (0-3), but the Generals ended the half with five unanswered goals and led 8-1 after 30 minutes of play. Borges and freshman midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) notched two goals each in the 5-0 rally.

Washington and Lee started the second half with four straight goals with two tallies from freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle). Freshman midfielder Maggie Douglas (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) supplied two late goals for the Yeomen, while Borges rounded out the scoring with her fifth goal of the game with 1:49 to play.

Wheeler and Taffe each scored two goals and added one assist, while Fisher and senior attacker Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) both notched two scores. The Generals out-shot Oberlin, 34-9.

W&L returns to action on Saturday afternoon as it travels to Granville, Ohio, to take on Denison University at 1:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Liz Borges (5 goals), Kelly Taffe (2 goals, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (2 goals, 1 assist), Courtenay Fisher (2 goals), Ellen Ritsch (2 goals), Julie Carskadon (1 assist).

OC - Maggie Douglas (2 goals), Laura Kent-Monning (1 goal).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 4 Saves, 2 GA, 54 Min.
W&L - Annie Tompkins, 0 Saves, 1 GA, 6 Min.
OC - Alexandra Grindle, 7 Saves, 8 GA, 30 Min.
OC - Alexis Stoller, 5 Saves, 5 GA, 30 Min.

 

--GENERALS--


W&L FALLS TO NO. 8 MARY WASHINGTON, 17-6 (3/24)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Junior midfielder Briana Gervat scored seven first-half goals to lead No. 8 Mary Washington past No. 15 Washington and Lee, 17-6, in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Fredericksburg, Va.

The Eagles led 4-2 midway through the first half, however, Gervat tallied two goals and Bridget Gelman and Diana Tisinger scored to give MWC (4-2) a 8-2 lead. The Generals cut the lead to 8-3, but Mary Washington scored six unanswered goals and led 16-4 at halftime. Washington and Lee (6-2) outscored the Eagles, 2-1, in the second half.

The Generals were led by junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) and freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), who each tallied two goals on the day. Junior midfielder Julie Carskadon (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) each added one goal for the Generals. Freshman goalkeeper Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made 14 saves in the net for W&L.

The Generals will return to action on Thursday afternoon as they host Oberlin College in a non-conference game at 4:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Emily Owens (2 goals), Kelly Taffe (2 goals), Liz Borges (1 goal), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Lee Wheeler (1 assist).

MWC - Briana Gervat (7 goals), Bridget Gelman (3 goals, 2 assists), Diana Tisinger (2 goals, 2 assists), Pam Kramer (2 goals, 1 assist), Megan Twomey (1 goal, 1 assist), Karen Slotsky (1 goal), Emily Nagel (1 goal), Jessica Goon (1 goal).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 14 Saves, 17 GA, 60 Min.
MWC - Heather Carter, 3 Saves, 4 GA, 30 Min.
MWC - Trish Marino, 3 Saves, 2 GA, 30 Min.

 

--GENERALS--


W&L CLAIMS FIFTH-STRAIGHT WIN WITH 11-7 VICTORY OVER ROANOKE (3/22)

SALEM, Va. -- Sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) tallied four goals and one assist and senior attacker Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) scored three first-half goals and added one assist to help lead No. 15 Washington and Lee to an 11-7 victory over Roanoke in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon in Salem, Va.

RC (3-2, 2-2) scored the game's first two goals as Kylie Wernert found the net just 10 seconds into the game and then scored again at the 26:43 mark to give the Maroons a 2-0 lead.

W&L fought back with four unanswered goals as junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal), senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester), Ritsch and Bogart notched goals and W&L led 4-2 with 9:15 to play in the first half.

Sarah Cook brought Roanoke to within one goal 42 seconds later, but W&L ended the half on another 4-0 run led by two goals from Ritsch to give the Generals a 8-3 lead at halftime.

Bogart would add two goals in the second half and freshman goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) held the Maroons to four second-half goals. Perini made 11 saves on the day for Washington and Lee (6-1, 5-0).

W&L was led by Bogart, Ritsch and Borges, who scored two goals and added two assists.

The Generals will return to action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Fredericksburg, Va., to take on Mary Washington College at 2:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Leslie Bogart (4 goals, 1 assist), Ellen Ritsch (3 goals, 1 assist), Liz Borges (2 goals, 2 assists), Emily Owens (1 goal), Kelly Taffe (1 assist), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal), Lee Wheeler (1 assist), Julie Carskadon (1 assist).

RC - Kylie Wernert (4 goals), Leslie Hunt (2 goals), Sarah Cook (1 goal), Erin Costello (1 assist).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 11 Saves, 7 GA, 60 Min.
RC - Lisa Humphries, 6 Saves, 11 GA, 60 Min.

 

--GENERALS--


BORGES LEADS W&L TO A 13-1 ODAC VICTORY OVER VIRGINIA WESLEYAN (3/17)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) scored five first-half goals to lead Washington and Lee to a 13-1 victory over Virginia Wesleyan in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.

The Generals, ranked No. 20 in the latest IWLCA Division III poll, got on the board at the 28:51 mark as freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) scored off a feed from freshman midfielder Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr). Borges then tallied her first two goals of the game 2:24 apart to give W&L (5-1, 4-0) a 3-0 lead.

Wheeler then found the net at the 23:58 mark, followed by a goal by junior midfielder Courtenay Fisher (Baltimore, Md./Garrison Forest) and the Generals led 5-0 with 23:07 left in the first half. Borges would end the half with three consecutive goals and Washington and Lee held a 9-0 lead at the half. W&L outscored VWC, 4-1, in the second stanza to claim the 12-goal victory.

Freshman goalkeeper Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) held the Blue Marlins (1-3, 1-1) at bay the entire afternoon by making 13 saves.

Washington and Lee was led by Borges and Fisher, who notched two goals and added one assist. Taffe and Wheeler each added one goal and two assists for the Generals.

W&L returns to action on Thursday afternoon as it travels to Salem, Va., to take on Roanoke College at 4:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Liz Borges (5 goals), Courtenay Fisher (2 goals, 1 assist), Kelly Taffe (1 goal, 2 assists), Lee Wheeler (1 goal, 2 assists), Emily Owens (2 goals), Jennifer Lalley (1 goal, 1 assist), Sara Jurkowsky (2 assists), Tate Hoeffel (1 goal), Leslie Bogart (1 assist).

VWC - Megan DiCave (1 goal).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 13 Saves, 1 GA, 60 Min.
VWC -Stephanie Toppan, 12 Saves, 13 GA, 60 Min.

 

--GENERALS--


W&L CRUISES PAST GUILFORD, 17-6 (3/14)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Washington and Lee, ranked No. 20 in Division III, stormed out to an 11-0 halftime lead and defeated Guilford, 17-6, in ODAC women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

The Generals (4-1, 3-0 ODAC) jumped on the Quakers from the opening draw as W&L scored six goals in the first 10:35 of the first half. Senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) tallied three goals and added one assist and junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) notched two goals during the stretch. Owens also added a goal at the 8:17 mark of the first half to complete the hat trick.

Sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) accumulated six points on the day (1 goal, 5 assists) and 10 different Generals tallied scores in the 11-goal victory.

In addition, sophomore attacker Laura Wilson (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) and freshman midfielders Sara Jurkowsky (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) all notched two goals.

Freshman goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) made six saves in the net for Washington and Lee. The Generals out-shot the Guilford (1-3, 0-2 ODAC), 30-18.

W&L returns to action on Saturday afternoon as it will host Virginia Wesleyan at the Liberty Hall Fields at 1:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Leslie Bogart (1 goal, 5 assists), Liz Borges (3 goals, 1 assists), Emily Owens (3 goals), Sara Jurkowsky (2 goals), Kelly Taffe (2 goals), Laura Wilson (2 goals), Lee Wheeler (1 goal), Jennifer Lalley (1 goal), Julie Carskadon (1 goal), Kathleen Gibson (1 goal), Stephanie Haldy (1 assist), Jennifer Strawbridge (1 assist), Ellen Ritsch (1 assist).

GC - Kathryn Ragin (2 goals, 1 assist), Kate Allen (1 goal), Keli Donnelly (1 goal), Melissa Urann (1 goal), Sara Walters-Bugby (1 goal).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 6 Saves, 1 GA, 50 Min.
W&L - Annie Tompkins, 3 Saves, 5 GA, 10 Min.
GC - Lauren Goodwin 5 Saves, 17 GA, 60 Min.

 

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W&L SHATTERS RECORDS IN 27-0 VICTORY OVER FERRUM (3/8)

FERRUM, Va. -- Washington and Lee set school records for goals in a game and the largest margin of victory in a game in a 27-0 rout of Ferrum on Thursday afternoon in women's lacrosse action in Ferrum, Va.

The 27 goals broke the previous record set in a 24-5 victory over Hollins on Mar. 13, 1995, and a 24-4 win over Randolph-Macon Women's College on Apr. 23, 1993. The 27-goal margin also shattered the school mark for the largest margin of victory that was set on Mar. 19, 1997, with a 21-0 win over Hollins.

Senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) led the way for the Generals by scoring six goals and adding three assists.

W&L (2-1) tallied three goals in the first 2:33 of the contest and cruised to an 18-0 halftime lead. W&L claimed eight players with two or more goals and 12 different Generals scored in the 27-goal victory.

Junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) and freshmen midfielders Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mauer) each tallied three goals. Owens and Taffe also added an assist. Sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) notched two goals and assisted on three others.

Freshmen goalies Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and Annie Tompkins (Houston, Texas/The Kinkaid School) combined to make five saves to preserve their second shutout of the season. The Generals outshot Ferrum, 59-5.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday afternoon as it hosts Randolph-Macon in an ODAC contest at 1:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Liz Borges (6 goals, 3 assists), Leslie Bogart (2 goals, 3 assists), Kelly Taffe (3 goals, 1 assist), Emily Owens (3 goals, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (3 goals), Jennifer Lalley (2 goals, 1 assist), Tate Hoeffel (1 goal, 2 assists), Stephanie Haldy (2 goals), Jennifer Strawbridge (2 goals), Courtenay Fisher (1 goal, 1 assist), Laura Wilson (1 goal, 1 assist), Ellen Ritsch (1 goal)

FC - none

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 3 Saves, 0 GA, 30 Min.; Annie Tompkins, 2 Saves, 0 GA, 30 Min.
FC - Sapp, 10 Saves, 18 GA, 30 Min.; Shulz, 8 Saves, 9 GA, 30 Min.

 

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE DROPS A 12-6 DECISION TO FRANKLIN & MARSHALL (3/3)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior midfielder Megan Bermingham (Framingham, Conn./William Hall) and sophomore attacker Laura Fine (Baltimore, Md./Friends School) each tallied three goals to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 12-6 victory over Washington and Lee in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Lexington.

W&L (1-1) got on the board first at the 1:19 mark as sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) scored to give the Generals a 1-0 lead. However, the Diplomats answered right back as Bermingham notched two goals in 18 seconds to give F&M the 2-1 lead with 27:08 to play in the first stanza. Fine then scored three consecutive goals late in the half and Franklin & Marshall led 6-4 after one period.

The Diplomats (1-0) outscored W&L, 6-2, in the second period to take the six-goal victory. The Generals out-shot F&M, 31-20, but junior goalkeeper Madhavi Rao (Alfred, N.Y./Miss Porter's) made 15 saves in the net for Franklin & Marshall.

W&L was led by senior attacker Ellen Ritsch (Richmond, Va./Collegiate), who notched two goals on the day. Freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) added a goal and an assist for Washington and Lee.

The Generals return to action on Thursday as they travel to Ferrum to take on the Panthers at 4:00 pm.

SCORING
W&L - Ellen Ritsch (2 goals), Kelly Taffe (1 goal, 1 assist), Leslie Bogart (1 goal), Lee Wheeler (1 goal), Liz Borges (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 assist).

F&M - Lauren Paul (2 goals, 3 assists), Laura Fine (3 goals, 1 assist), Megan Bermingham (3 goals, 1 assist), Cynthia DaCosta (2 goals), Laura Langmore (1 goal, 1 assist), Genevieve Moyer (1 goal, 1 assist).

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 3 Saves, 12 GA, 60 Min.
F&M - Madhavi Rao, 15 Saves, 6 GA, 52 Min.; Katelyn Johnson, 3 Saves, 0 GA, 8 Min.

 

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W&L WOMEN'S LACROSSE BEGINS SEASON WITH 19-0 ROMP OVER SWEET BRIAR (2/28)

AMHERST, Va. -- Freshmen midfielders Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and Lee Wheeler (Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr) combined to total seven goals and four assists in their first collegiate game as Washington and Lee defeated Sweet Briar 19-0 in women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

Taffe notched three goals and three assists, while Wheeler tallied four goals and an assist. The shutout was the first by a Generals' squad since a 21-0 win over Hollins during the 1997 season. W&L outshot the Vixens (0-1), 40-3 in the game.

Sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) totaled four goals and one assist, while senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) added two goals and two assists.

Freshmen goalies Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) and Annie Tompkins (Houston, Texas/Kincaid) combined on the shutout. Perini recorded the GeneralsÕ only save.

W&L (1-0) will be in action again on Saturday as it hosts Franklin & Marshall for an 11:30 am contest.

SCORING
W&L - Kelly Taffe (3 goals, 3 assists), Leslie Bogart (4 goals, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (4 goals, 1 assist), Liz Borges (2 goals, 2 assists), Jennifer Lalley (2 goals), Stephanie Haldy (2 assists), Ellen Ritsch (1 goal), Kathleen Gibson (1 assist), Sara Jurkowsky (1 goal), Sarah Janowitz (1 goal), Laura Wilson (1 goal).

SBC - None

GOALTENDING
W&L - Joanna Perini, 1 Save, 0 GA, 40 Min.; Annie Tompkins, 0 Saves, 0 GA, 20 Min.
SBC - Jackie Devine, 11 Saves, 9 GA, 30 Min.; L. Kaatz, 4 Saves, 10 GA, 30 Min.

 

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