LEXINGTON, Va. – The number two seed Washington and Lee women’s soccer team would record two goals in the second half as they topped seventh-seeded Guilford, 2-0, in the quarterfinal match of the ODAC women’s soccer tournament on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
Neither team recorded a goal in the first half, as the Generals (15-1-2) led the Quakers (7-12-1) in both shots, 9-0, and corner kicks, 8-0. W&L struck early in the second half, with first-year midfielder Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) connecting off a pass from fellow first-year midfielder Hannah Sackfield (Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual) just 37 seconds in to put the Generals up 1-0. Sophomore forward Allie Espina (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) would add a marker in the 76th minute off a helper from sophomore forward Anne Masich (Raleigh, N.C./Needham B. Broughton) to secure the 2-0 victory.
Sophomore goalie Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all
90 minutes for the Generals, recording one save en route to the
shutout. Guilford sophomore goalie Kat Adams (Oak Island,
N.C./South Brunswick) also played the duration, allowing two goals
while recording seven saves.
The Generals will return to action on Wednesday as they host number three seed Lynchburg College in the ODAC semifinals at Watt Field. Lynchburg advanced to the semis after defeating Randolph-Macon, 2-0, on Saturday.
W&L – Ainsley Daigle – (Hannah Sackfield) – 45:37
W&L – Allie Espina – (Anne Masich) – 75:08
GC – Kat Adams, 90:00, 2 GA, 7 saves
W&L – Emily Leary, 90:00, 0 GA, 1 save
GC – 1 shot, 0 corner kicks, 7 saves, 5 fouls, 1 offsides, 1 yellow card (Emma Blaylock – 85:36)
W&L – 21 shots, 15 corner kicks, 1 save, 5 fouls, 1 yellow card (Page Minton – 60:31)