LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore midfielder Ainsley Daigle (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) recorded the lone goal of the contest as the Washington and Lee women's soccer team claimed a 1-0 victory over Guilford College on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field in the ODAC season opener for both squads.
Despite holding a 4-2 advantage in shots and 4-1 edge in corner kicks, the Generals (2-1-0, 1-0-0 ODAC) were not able to capitalize, as the match remained knotted at 0-0 going into the half.
Daigle recorded her goal in the 60th minute, sending a shot past Guilford (3-5-0, 0-1-0 ODAC) junior keeper Kat Adams (Oak Island, N.C./South Brunswick) to put the Generals up, 1-0, securing their first ODAC victory of the season.
For the contest, the Generals held the edge in both shots, 7-5, and corner kicks, 6-1.
Junior keeper Emily Leary (Cincinnati, Ohio/Kings) played all 90:00 in net, recording three saves en route to the shutout. Adams also played the duration for Guilford, stopping 2 shots.
W&L returns to action tomorrow as it hosts Greensboro College for a 1:00 pm contest.
W&L – Ainsley Daigle (Jasmine Soo) – 59:17
W&L – Emily Leary – 90:00, 0 GA, 3 saves
GC – Kat Adams – 90:00, 0 GA, 2 saves
W&L – 7 shots, 6 corner kicks, 3 saves, 7 fouls
GC – 5 shots, 1 corner kick, 2 saves, 9 fouls, 1 yellow card (Bri Eilman – 59:17)