EMORY, Va. – Sophomore defender Alex Todd (New Orleans, La./Isidore Newman) tallied two goals as the Washington and Lee women's soccer team defeated Emory & Henry, 4-0, on Wednesday evening.
Todd put the Generals (8-4-2, 6-2-1 ODAC) on the board early off an assist from junior defender Kelsy McCraw (Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) in the 15th minute. The duo struck again just under two minutes later, when Todd tallied her second goal of the match off of a cross from McCraw to give W&L a 2-0 edge over the Wasps (2-11-2, 1-7-2 ODAC).
Sophomore midfielder Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) rounded out the Generals scoring in the first half with a tally in the 23rd minute off an assist from senior midfielder Taylor Garrett (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook), giving W&L a 3-0 advantage at the half.
Garrett recorded the Generals' final goal of the match, finding the net off of a cross from sophomore midfielder Katie Howard (Atherton, Calif./Menlo School) in the 66th minute, as W&L claimed the 4-0 triumph and its sixth conference victory of the season.
Keepers junior Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) and senior Taylor Joosten (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius College Prep) split time in net for W&L, with both recording a save. E&H keepers Hayley Poland and Sarah Jerome also split time in net, with Poland allowing three goals while stopping two shots and Jerome allowing one goal while tallying two saves.
W&L returns to action on Saturday for senior day at Watt Field. The Generals will face Bridgewater College, with gametime slated for noon.
W&L – Alex Todd (Kelsy McCraw) – 14:19
W&L – Alex Todd (Kelsy McCraw) – 16:09
W&L – Ainsley Daigle (Taylor Garrett) – 22:35
W&L – Taylor Garrett (Katie Howard) – 65:46
W&L: Emily Leary – 45:00, 0 GA, 1 save
W&L: Taylor Joosten – 45:00, 0 GA, 1 save
EHC: Hayley Poland – 45:00, 3 GA, 2 saves
EHC: Sarah Jerome – 45:00, 1 GA, 2 saves
W&L: 20 shots, 4 corner kicks, 2 saves, 4 fouls, 4 offsides
EHC: 2 shots, 0 corner kicks, 4 saves, 6 fouls, 1 offsides