LEXINGTON, Va. – The No. 24 Washington and Lee women's soccer team dropped its season opener to Sewanee, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field in the first game of the Washington and Lee Invitational.
Both teams saw limited chances in the opening minutes of the first half, but Sewanee (2-1) used a corner kick in the 40th minute to tally the only goal of the match. Junior defender Lilly Barnett (Abilene, Texas) recorded the goal of an assist from sophomore midfielder Bess Goodman (Greensboro, N.C.).
W&L (0-1) held the advantage in both shots, 9-8, and corner kicks, 5-3, for the contest.
Junior goalie Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90:00 in net for the Generals, recording three saves. Sewanee sophomore netminder Britt Williams (Birmingham, Ala.) also played the duration, recording three saves.
The Generals return to action tomorrow as they face Methodist University in the final game of the W&L Invitational. Game time is slated for 2:30 pm at Watt Field.
SEW – Lilly Barnett – 39:32
W&L – Emily Leary – 90:00, 1 GA, 3 saves
SEW – Britt Williams – 90:00, 3 saves
W&L – 9 shots, 5 corner kicks, 3 saves, 5 fouls
SEW – 8 shots, 3 corner kicks, 3 saves, 2 fouls, 1 yellow card (Britt Williams – 89:01)