LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore forward Allie Espina
(Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) recorded two goals as
the Washington and Lee women’s soccer team defeated
Bridgewater, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
Espina recorded her first goal in the 17th minute, finding the back of the net off a header from a cross by first-year Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana). Her second goal of the match came off a mishandled ball by sophomore Bridgewater (13-5-1, 7-4 ODAC) goalie Cari Hensley (Danville, Va./George Washington), as Espina picked up the rebound to score in the 71st minute.
Bridgewater would respond with a breakaway goal by first-year midfielder Jacey Kelley in the 73rd minute, but it would not be enough as the Generals (14-1-2, 9-0-2 ODAC) held on for the 2-1 victory.
Sophomore goalie Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90:00 in net for the Generals, allowing one goal while recording two saves. Hensley also played the duration for Bridgewater, allowing two goals and notching seven saves.
The Generals return to action Saturday as they host a quarterfinal match in the ODAC Tournament at Watt Field. Opponent and time are TBD.
W&L – Allie Espina – (Ainsley Daigle) – 16:10
W&L – Allie Espina – (unassisted) – 70:03
BC – Jacey Kelley – (unassisted) – 72:48
W&L – Emily Leary, 90:00, 1 GA, 2 saves
BC – Cari Hensley, 90:00, 2 GA, 7 saves
W&L – 18 shots, 4 corner kicks, 2 saves, 11 fouls
BC – 8 shots, 1 corner kick, 8 saves, 7 fouls