LEXINGTON, Va. – First-year forward Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) scored unassisted in the 88th minute to give the 24th-ranked Washington and Lee women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Transylvania on Monday afternoon at Watt Field.
The two teams played scoreless until Daigle intercepted the ball from a Transylvania defender in the box and beat Pioneer sophomore goalkeeper Kara Hansel (Florence, Ky./Notre Dame) from six yards out at the 87:45 mark.
W&L (11-1-1) held advantages in shots (15-8) and corner kicks (6-4) in producing its seventh-straight shutout and 11th of the season. Sophomore Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90 minutes in goal and notched two saves.
Junior Cori Hickman (Newark, Ohio/Newark) started and played the initial 68:36 in goal for Transylvania (9-5-1), making five saves. Hansel played the final 21:24, making one save and allowing the game-winning tally.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday as it travels to Emory & Henry for a 6:00 pm contest.
W&L – Ainsley Daigle – (unassisted) – 87:45
W&L – Emily Leary – 90:00 min, 0 GA, 2 saves
TU – Cori Hickman – 68:36, 0 GA, 5 saves
TU – Kara Hansel – 21:24, 1 GA, 1 save
W&L – 15 shots, 6 corner kicks, 2 saves, 4 fouls, 1 offsides
TU – 8 shots, 4 corner kicks, 6 saves, 1 foul
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