W&L Women's Soccer Team Defeats Methodist University, 2-0

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Sophomore forward Allie Espina (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) recorded two goals to lead the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Methodist University at the Methodist University Soccer for a Cure Tournament on Sunday afternoon.

Espina put the Generals (2-0) on the board late in the first half, netting her first goal off an assist from first-year midfielder Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) in the 36th minute. She would record her second goal of the match in the 55th minute of the second half off a helper from sophomore forward Kat Barnes (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park).

Sophomore netminder Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90 minutes in net and recorded three saves en route to posting the shutout. Methodist (1-4) goalie Kasey Nichols also played the duration, allowing two goals and recording four saves.

The Generals return home Wednesday to open its ODAC season against Sweet Briar.  The start time is 5:00 pm.

AGATE
Scoring Summary:

W&L – Allie Espina (Ainsley Daigle) – 35:14
W&L – Allie Espina (Kat Barnes) – 54:59

Goalkeeping:
W&L – Emily Leary (90:00) – 0 GA, 3 saves
METU – Kasey Nichols (90:00) – 2 GA, 4 saves

Team Stats:
W&L – 10 shots, 6 corner kicks, 3 saves, 11 fouls
METU – 6 shots, 2 corner kicks, 4 saves, 5 fouls


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