BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Washington and Lee junior forward Kat Barnes (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) recorded a goal and an assist as the No. 5 seed Generals upset No. 4 seed Bridgewater College in quarterfinal action of the ODAC women's soccer tournament on Saturday afternoon at Jopson Field.
Senior midfielder Taylor Garrett (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook) put the Generals (10-5-2) on the board early, heading a cross from Barnes to give W&L a 1-0 advantage, which it would take into the half.
Both squads found the net quickly to start the second half, as Barnes tallied the unassisted game-winner in the 48th minute, putting the Generals up, 2-0. Bridgewater (9-8-1) pulled to within one off an unassisted goal from Melanie Waters just under two minutes later, but it would not be enough as W&L held on for the 2-1 victory.
Keeper Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90:00, stopping four shots. Bridgewater keeper Shauna Manovich also played the duration, recording three saves.
The Generals will return to action on Tuesday in the semifinals of the conference tournament, facing the winner of the No. 1 seed Lynchburg vs. No. 8 seed Guilford contest.
W&L – Taylor Garrett (Kat Barnes) 14:54
W&L – Kat Barnes (unassisted) – 47:55
BC – Melanie Waters (unassisted) – 49:18
W&L – Emily Leary – 90:00, 1 GA, 4 saves
BC – Shauna Manovich – 90:00, 2 GA, 3 saves
W&L: 9 shots, 3 corner kicks, 4 saves, 5 fouls
BC: 8 shots, 7 corner kicks, 3 saves, 8 fouls